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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).

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Mary Hopkin's, "Knock, Knock Who's There?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take off your clothes and come inside
The Real Lyrics:
Take off your coat and come inside
The Story: If only it were for Playboy... - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Mary Hopkin's, "Temma Harbour"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I like marijuana
The Real Lyrics:
la la la lala la la
The Story: This was on radio while I was pot washing (no pun intended) and it just came out luckily the song was just finishing so I made a mental note of artist and track and hunted down the lyrics which I accidentally stumbled upon this site. I've just listened to it again and even though she is singing la la la la la la couple that with the background arrangement and her association with Tony Visconti and Paul McCartney. - Submitted by: Glen Kerry
Mary Hopkin's, "Temma Harbour"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In a giant little tree
The Real Lyrics:
In a giant lemon tree
The Story: How could we get "giant little tree"? That doesn't make any sense! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Mary Hopkin's, "Those Were The Days"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We'd fight an 'averlooge'.
The Real Lyrics:
We'd fight and never lose.
The Story: What's an 'averlooge'? Beats me, but, hey, I was only about seven when this song came out! - Submitted by: D M Newton
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