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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!).

Book of Love album at
Monotones', "Book of Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who milked the milk cow now?
The Real Lyrics:
Who wrote the book of love?
The Story: This is what my wife's late mother thought she heard the Monotones singing back in the 1950s. By way of excuse, her family did have a farming background. - Submitted by: Cal Brock
Monotones', "Who Wrote the Book of Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who milked the milk cow now?
The Real Lyrics:
Who wrote the book of love
The Story: Actually I'm not the one who misheard it this way. It was my wife's late mother who thought those were the words. That sounds amazing, but if you listen to the song and the way the singer distorts his vowels it's perfectly understandable. And yes, my wife's mother DID come from a farming background! - Submitted by: Gordon S. Little

There are more Monotones misheard lyrics available.

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