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.
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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
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,
I am a porker, too.
I am a poor girl too.
Mary smiled at me, pa pom pom pom pom.
Then He smiled at me, pa pom pom pom pom.
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.
Shall I pay for you?
Shall I play for you?
The oxen laughed at times, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum.
The ox and lambs kept time, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum.
Then he nodded
As mis-sung by Bob Seger on his rendition of this classic tune.
Very naughty, bah-rump-ba-bum-bum.
Mary nodded, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum.
Harry Simone Chorale's, "The Little Drummer Boy"
The Alps have landing time.
The ox and lamb kept time.