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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 Going Up the Country 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.

Canned Heat's, "Going Up the Country"
Misheard Lyrics:
No use in you runnin' or screamin' and cryin'
'Cause you got your wombat, baby I got mine
Original Lyrics:
No use of you runnin' or screamin' and cryin'
'Cause you got a home as long as I got mine
Not much of a story--that's how my twelve-year-old ears heard it on the cheesy speakers of the transistor radios of the era. I thought it was pretty cool to have a song about wombats.
Canned Heat's, "Going Up the Country"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where do you want to go?
Original Lyrics:
Baby, don't you want to go?

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