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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. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Ballad of a Well Known Gun that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Elton John's, "Ballad of a Well Known Gun"
Misheard Lyrics:
The whorehouse they hit me for my kin
And claimed my common walls
Original Lyrics:
The poorhouse they hit me for my kin
And claimed my crumbling walls
My mind boggled as to why the whorehouse would want his kin and his common walls, but I like my 'lyrics' better!

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