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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 Green Tambourine 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.

The Lemon Pipers', "Green Tambourine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Estrogen will make it spark and shine
Original Lyrics:
Watch the jingle jangle start to shine
The Lemon Pipers', "Green Tambourine"
Misheard Lyrics:
I listen 'bout the rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain
My green tambourine.
Original Lyrics:
Now listen while I play, play, play, play, play, play, play, play
My green tambourine.
Lemon Pipers', "Green Tambourine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Listen while I dream
Original Lyrics:
Now listen while I play
Jim adds: "I think he does say 'dream' as well as play - which echoes."
The Lemon Pipers', "Green Tambourine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Permit me to play, my green tambourine.
Original Lyrics:
Listen while I play, my green tambourine.
Lemon Pipers', "Green Tambourine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tippy guy, histerectomy
Original Lyrics:
(Brief instrumental break)
Brendan Richards adds: 'Listen to the end of the refrain (after 'Green tambourine' is sung for the second time), and you'll know I wasn't kidding.'

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