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Album cover parody of Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds
Parody album cover
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Band Name Origins:

  • The members of the group were thinking about something that had to do with flying, freedom... And then somebody suggested The Birds. As "bird" was at the time a British slang for "girl", they decided to change the spelling to "The Byrds". They told radio djs in the sixties that the change of letters had the purpose of confusing people. Submitted by: Itamar

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"David Crosby""The Byrds were falling when Crosby got fired, and he ultimately found refuge with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash." - Alan the Ottoman

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Draft Morning"Morning is heard, but Draft is nowhere to be seen or heard. - Paul Warren
"My Back Pages"To my knowledge, this Dylan song (like some others) doesn't contain the title in the lyrics. It is best known for the refrain "but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now," which I thought was the title, which totally confused me - Raphael

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"12.9 Kilometers High""Eight Miles High"Rhoda Dohr
"Mr. Tangerine Man""Mr. Tambourine Man"Emily Lime
"Three Mile Isle""Eight Miles High"oldsong

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Mr. Tambourine Man,"Humans are not musical instruments.Peter
"Mr. Tambourine Man,"Musical instruments aren't people.Susanna Viljanen

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Splish Splash," Bobby Darin"Don't Make Waves," The Byrds
"Wait Your Turn," Rihanna"Turn! Turn! Turn!," The Byrds
"Higher Ground," Stevie Wonder"Eight Miles High," The Byrds
"The Windmills Of Your Mind," Dusty Springfield"Turn, Turn, Turn," The Byrds
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Mr. Paceman" originally "Mr. Spaceman"
He's working at Daytona 500 since leaving NASA?
"Lady Fiend" originally "Lady Friend"
Oliver South
"Lad Friend" originally "Lady Friend"
Candy Welty
"My Back Ages" originally "My Back Pages"
Right along with the rest of me!
Marcia Todd
"Daft Morning" originally "Draft Morning"
Kristin Hadley's Boyfriend

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Eighty Miles High" originally "Eight Miles High"
Naomi Swanson
"My Black Pages" originally "My Back Pages"
Marcia Todd
"Draft Mourning" originally "Draft Morning"
The pronunciation is obviously the same, though.
Kristin Hadley's Boyfriend
"So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Sitar" originally "So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star"
Cape Canaveral Lavigne

Change a Letter:

"Dr. Spaceman" originally "Mr. Spaceman"
"My Back Pager" originally "My Back Pages"
Some people used to carry beepers in back pockets.
"My Back Wages" originally "My Back Pages"
Marcia Todd
"Craft Morning" originally "Draft Morning"
That No-one Candy Nye
"My Back Rages" originally "My Back Pages"
How can one's back rage?
Heidi Sharpe

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Dec 1
a parody of "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds
Special thanks goes out to Patrick McWilliams for allowing me to record this parody.
Soundclick: (Soundclick)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Turn Turn Turn""Burn Burn Burn (You Hamas Fiends)"eeL deaL
"Turn! Turn! Turn!""Barn! Barn! Barn!"Porfle Popnecker
"Chestnut Mare""Chestnut Mare (Black Beauty Version)"Andrew Lardieri
"Turn, Turn, Turn""Turn, Turn, Turn"Randy Hearn
"Turn! Turn! Turn!""Turds! Turds! Turds!"harry
"The Christian Life""The CRISPR Life"John A. Barry
"The Christian Life""A Vixen Wife"John A. Barry
"The Christian Life""The Fishin’ Life"John A. Barry
"Turn, Turn, Turn""Turd, Turd, Turd"Rick Duncan
"Eight Miles High""Ate Mom's Pie"Paul Robinson

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Have You Seen Her Face?Institute For The BlindEvan
You Ain't Goin' NowhereOrbitz/AirlinesEvan
This Wheel's On FirePeople Against ArsonMr. Mud

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
When The Love Factor's High
   Alan Jackson
Eight Miles High
   The Byrds
When The Love Factor's Eight Miles High
Eight Miles High
   The Byrds
Mountains Eight Miles High
Excuse Me Mr.
   No Doubt
Mr. Tambourine Man
   The Byrds
Excuse Me Mr. Tambourine Man
Joe Siebert
Gotta Get Over
   Eric Clapton
Eight Miles High
   The Byrds
Gotta Get Over Eight Miles High
Good luck at that!
Alicia Sturdivant
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Charlie and the Byrds
Charlie Byrd combined with The Byrds
Submitted By: Gus
The Charlie Byrds
Charlie Byrd combined with The Byrds
Submitted By: Sutch
The Sylver Byrds
The Sylvers combined with The Byrds
Submitted By: Polly Etheline
The Yardbyrds
The Yardbirds combined with The Byrds
Submitted By: hamburger456

There are additional Byrds Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Mr. Tambourine Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, Mr. Battery Man
Original Lyrics:
Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man
"Eight Miles High"
Misheard Lyrics:
And awaiting touchdown
Original Lyrics:
And when you touch down
"Turn! Turn! Turn!"
Misheard Lyrics:
There is a see-saw
Original Lyrics:
There is a season
"Mr. Tambourine Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, Mr. Chandelier Man
Original Lyrics:
Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Turn! Turn! Turn!"
Misheard Lyrics:
A time to read
Original Lyrics:
A time to reap

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I could have sworn they could have talked about reading!

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Chestnut Mare"
The Funny Lyrics:
Well I was up on Stony Ridge
after this chestnut mare, been chasing her for weeks
Oh I'd catch a glimpse of her every once in a while
taking her meal, bathing, fine lady
Why They're Funny:
I'm pretty sure this song is not just about catching a horse. 'I snuck up on her.., got my rope out and I flung it in the air' --I think old Roger had a bit of a horse fetish.
Submitted by: Moken Troll

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Don't Make Waves"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Don't make waves
Don't make waves
Don't make waves
Why They're Repetitive:
It is pretty annoying that McGuinn and Hillman keep chanting that several times in the boring B-side of one of their better songs 'Have You Seen Her Face'. Get the Younger Than Yesterday expanded edition and go to track thirteen and you will be bored too.
Submitted by: Mr. X

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"My Back Pages"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now
Why They're Nonsensical:
Aging can't happen in reverse.
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Dirty Song Lyrics:

The Dirty Lyrics:
Me and her, or you and me You both stand there, your long hair flowing Your eyes alive, your mind still growing Saying to me what can we do now that we both love you I love you too And I dont really see Why cant we go on as three
Why They're Dirty:
It's about a ménage à trois,
Submitted by: rhys

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star"
Opening Lines:
So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star. Then listen now to what I say.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Have You Seen Her Face"
Opening Lines:
Have you seen her face? With her eyes reflect the colors in the sky
(Editor's note: Funny coincidence. I'm watching "Cougar Town" as I add this and Dan Byrd showed up onscreen.)
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Mr. Tambo Urine Man" originally "Mr. Tambourine Man"
Tambo = name of various places, or show character
Submitted by: Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
"Ball Ad Of Easy Rider" originally "Ballad Of Easy Rider"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Go In Back" originally "Goin' Back"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

STD By Her Submitted by: Evan
Not very amusing
Beth's Dry Submitted by: Becky Bright

Songs That Are Banned:

"Eight Miles High"
Banned for "drug" references although appears to mention flying in an airplane, "Waiting for touchdown". Banned by the Old Scotsman Gordon McClendon on all his stations
Submitted by: Ernesto Ramos PhD
"Eight Miles High"
This song was on the 'Do Not Play' lists in 1966 since many people believed that it was about drugs, but the real lyrics were about the Byrds trip to London.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Mr. Spaceman" Length: 2:09
Submitted by: Evan
"Mr. Tambourine Man" Length: 2:17
Their biggest hit single. Originally recorded by Bob Dylan.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Hate Miles I." originally "Eight Miles High"
Submitted by: Toni Minot
"Hate Isles? My!" originally "Eight Miles High"
Submitted by: Evil Olive
"Messed Nut Chair" originally "Chestnut Mare"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Pie Mack Beiges" originally "My Back Pages"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden
"All I Really Daunt To Woo" originally "All I Really Want To Do"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Lady Friend"
The Lyrics:
Here it comes again, it's going to happen to me
Here it comes,I should have learned to duck
She's going to say she's going away
And I will have to live without her and survive
The famous chiming Rickenbacker, forceful horns, a driving rhythm section and some very lush harmonies can't hide the fact that David Crosby's "Lady Friend" has some very depressing lyrics.
Submitted by: R. A. Kett
"The Bells of Rhymney"
The Lyrics:
Oh what will you give me say the sad bells of Rhymney
The Byrds took this Pete Seeger song about a Welsh mining disaster and turned it into an upbeat folk-rocker.
Submitted by: JD

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Performing at The Grand Old Opry"
In 1968, The Byrds performed at The Grand Old Opry. A Theater which is for concerts that play Country and Folk music. When The Byrds would play there, they were heckled and played a different song rather than the song they were supposed to play!
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Baltimore Ravens (football team)
Kinda obvious, right?
Submitted by: Psycho Librarian

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