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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 Down By The 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.

Neil Young's, "Down By The River"
Misheard Lyrics:
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot a deer.
Original Lyrics:
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.
Neil Young's, "Down By The River"
Misheard Lyrics:
Down by the river, I shot my gravy.
Original Lyrics:
Down by the river, I shot my baby.
Neil Young's, "Down By The River"
Misheard Lyrics:
Down in the river
Load, oh, shot my load.
Original Lyrics:
Down by the river
Dead, oh, shot her dead.
Indigo Girls', "Down By The River"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pee on my side, I'll pee on your side.
Original Lyrics:
Be on my side, I'll be on your side.
'R' adds: 'At least in the '1200 Curfews' (album) version, the 'b' is highly ejective. So it sounds a lot like a 'p'.

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