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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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Peggy Lee's, "Fever"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Beaver in the morning,
Beaver all through the night.
The Real Lyrics:
Fever in the morning,
fever all through the night.
The Story: No, I did not think she was singing about female anatomy! Or even about the animal. I thought she was singing about one of my favorite T.V. characters, Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver, played by Jerry Mathers on 'Leave It To Beaver'. - Submitted by: ApostrophePosse
Peggy Lee's, "Fever"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Melanoma much I love you
Melanoma much I care.
The Real Lyrics:
Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care.
The Story: I thought I heard the lyrics when my wife and I were at a seafood restaurant that plays lots of real old big band stuff. I swear Peggy Lee said 'melanoma', although that would be a perfect song title here in Florida. - Submitted by: Joe Haynes
Peggy Lee's, "We Are Siamese ( From Lady and the Tramp)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Reaper Sly oh minty sleep you please. Reaper Siamese if you don't please. We perform most anything for eyes, eyes. There will be a hit for you, that's there for me.
The Real Lyrics:
We are Siamese if you please. We are Siamese if you don't please.when baby is there's milk nearby. There will be some milk for you and some for me.
The Story: Because this song has is sung with a strange voice and bizarre accent, and is made strange for a Dysney cartoon, I misheard nearly the entire song as a child and was never corrected all my life. I sang it all messed up into adulthood and one time I was overheard and the person was like " What? That's not right." Told me what it actually said. I was not even close! - Submitted by: Alana
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