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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!).

A Christmas Festival album at
The Boston Pops', "Sleigh Ride"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's a birthday party at the home of Barbara Gray.
The Real Lyrics:
There's a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray.
The Story: Around the year 2000 or so, when I was in college, I did this as a karaoke song for the first time. The words on the karaoke monitor surprisingly informed me that the reference here is to "Farmer Gray". I'd always heard it before as "Barbara Gray". Since then I've noticed how various artists sing it, and they all do, on close listening, seem to say "Farmer Gray". So I guess it was always a mishearing when I heard it as "Barbara Gray." - Submitted by: Brittany James
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