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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!).

An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer album at
Tom Lehrer's, "Clementine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Got her hung up on a splinter
Got her hung up on a splinter
Clue them out!
The Real Lyrics:
Got you hung up on a splinter
Got you hung up on a splinter
The Story: I didn't expect Lehrer to do scat-singing, other than the 'Evrak!'at the start of this stanza.(My source for 'Klooglimah!' is ) - Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
Tom Lehrer's, "Smut"
The Misheard Lyrics:
As the judge remarked the day that he acquitted my entortance
The Real Lyrics:
As the judge remarked the day that he acquitted my Aunt Hortense
The Story: "Entortance" really sounds like a legal term -- just one I didn't know. - Submitted by: David Neman
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