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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 Little Drummer Boy 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.

Harry Simeone Chorale's, "Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am a poor boy too, barak obama
I have no gift to bring, barak obama
That's fit to give the King, barak obama 'rak obama 'rak obama
Original Lyrics:
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That's fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
Destiny's Child's, "Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am a porker, too.
Original Lyrics:
I am a poor girl too.
Harry Simeone Chorale's, "Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mary smiled at me, pa pom pom pom pom.
Original Lyrics:
Then He smiled at me, pa pom pom pom pom.
Harry Simeone Chorale's, "Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
My rumpa-bum-bum
Original Lyrics:
Ba-rumpa-pum-pum
This song is NOT 'Traditional.' It was originally titled "Carol of the Drum" and written in 1941 by pianist Katherine K. Davis based on a traditional Czech carol.
Harry Simeone Chorale's, "Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shall I pay for you?
Original Lyrics:
Shall I play for you?
Harry Simeone Chorale's, "Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
The oxen laughed at times, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum.
Original Lyrics:
The ox and lambs kept time, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum.
Bob Seger's, "Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then he nodded
Original Lyrics:
Mary nodded
As mis-sung by Bob Seger on his rendition of this classic tune.
Harry Simeone Chorale's, "Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Very naughty, bah-rump-ba-bum-bum.
Original Lyrics:
Mary nodded, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum.
Harry Simone Chorale's, "The Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby cheeses
Original Lyrics:
Baby Jesus
Bob Seger's, "The Little Drummer Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Alps have landing time.
Original Lyrics:
The ox and lamb kept time.

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