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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 Big River 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.

Johnny Cash's, "Big River"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna f**k you, big river
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna flood you, big river
Grateful Dead's, "Big River"
Misheard Lyrics:
taught the clowns how to cover up a queer blues guy
Original Lyrics:
taught the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
The dead often blurred the words to sound ambiguous at live shows (dead shows?). Some whoever is singing backup (harmony) will have slightly different lyrics from each other.

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