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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 Delta Dawn 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.

Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause she walks downtown with a fruitcake in her hand.
Original Lyrics:
'Cause she walks downtown with a suitcase in her hand.
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
A man with a law degree stood by her side.
or
A man on low degree stood by her side.
Original Lyrics:
When a man of low degree stood by her side.
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
A man with a loaded briefcase by her side.
Original Lyrics:
A man on low degree stood by her side.
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
And did I hear you say
He was a-meeting you here today
The dickie bow was mentioned in the sky?
Original Lyrics:
And did I hear you say
He was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky?
Tanya Tucker's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Delta Dawn wears a flower printed thong.
Original Lyrics:
Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on?
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Delta Dawn what's that flower you have on.
Could it be a faded rose that's going by.
Original Lyrics:
Delta Dawn what's that flower you have on.
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ding Dang Dong what's the flower you got on
Original Lyrics:
Delta Dawn what's the flower you got on
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty Don, what's that flower you have on?
Original Lyrics:
Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on?
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
El Gazong, what's that flower you have on
Original Lyrics:
Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
El Kabong what's that flower you have on?
Original Lyrics:
Delta Dawn what's that flower you have on?
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
El Tadong, what's that flower you have on
Original Lyrics:
Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Elton John, what's that flower you have on
Original Lyrics:
Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Tanya Tucker's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Elton John
What's that flower you have on?
Could it be a painted rose from days gone by?
And did I hear you say
He was bleedin' you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky?
Original Lyrics:
Delta Dawn
What's that flower you have on?
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
And did I hear you say
He was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky?
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then a man of love agreed stood by her side.
Original Lyrics:
Then a man of low degree stood by her side.
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then a man of love he greased her by her side.
Original Lyrics:
Then a man of low degree stood by her side.
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then a man with verdigris stood by her side
Original Lyrics:
Then a man of low degree stood by her side.
Tanya Tucker's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then a man, a baloney bee stood by her side
Promising her he would take her for a ride
Original Lyrics:
Then a man of a low degree stood by her side
Promising her he would take her for his bride
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
When a man of loaded green stood by her side.
Original Lyrics:
When a man of low degree stood by her side.
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
When a man with a law degree stood by her side.
Original Lyrics:
Then a man of low degree stood by her side.
Helen Reddy's, "Delta Dawn"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a barrow load of greasepaint by her side.
Original Lyrics:
When a man of low degree stood by her side.

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