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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 Statler Brothers', "Bed Of Rose's "
The Misheard Lyrics:
She was a handsome woman just thirty-five
Who was spoken to in town by Barry Pugh.
The Real Lyrics:
She was a handsome woman just thirty-five
Who was spoken to in town by very few.
The Story: Barry Pugh is a professional rugby league footballer. - Submitted by: Bob
The Statler Brothers', "Flowers on the Wall"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Playing solitaire ’til dawn
Flip the deck up if you won
The Real Lyrics:
Playing solitaire ’til dawn
With a deck of 51
The Story: I was a kid when this song was popular. My mother used to play solitaire and rarely won, so I figured it must’ve been a hard game. If you finally won, HOORAY! And you flip the cards into the air. - Submitted by: Rob Richardson
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