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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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The 5th Dimension's, "One Less Bell to Answer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Each time the doughboy rings
Each time the Doughboy rings
The Real Lyrics:
Each time the doorbell rings
The Story: It sounded like Marilyn McCoo referred to either a World War I soldier or the Pillsbury Doughboy. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The 5th Dimension's, "Stoned Soul Picnic"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There'll be trays of possum,
There'll be trays of possum.
The Real Lyrics:
There'll be trains of blossoms.
There'll be trains of blossoms.
The Story: I grew up in the urban South, and had heard of country folks who ate possum (mainly on "The Beverly Hillbillies"), so as a small child I guess it didn't seem to far fetched to serve it at a picnic! - Submitted by: BuzzDog
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