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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 Cincinnati Jail 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.

Lonnie Mack's, "Cincinnati Jail"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go downtown, so discouraged
Don't know what to do
Even Fred and all at once
Out there troubles brew.
Original Lyrics:
Oftentimes, so discouraged
Don't know what to do
Even friends and our loved ones
They have their troubles too.

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