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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 Mr. Bojangles 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.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
A Meanie Mumbo jangled and he danced with me.
Original Lyrics:
I met a man, Bojangles, and he danced for me.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
A Meanie Mumbo jangled and he danced with me.
Original Lyrics:
I met a man, Bojangles, and he danced for me.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
After twenty years he still breathes.
Original Lyrics:
After twenty years he still grieved.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
As he spoke right out
Original Lyrics:
As the smoke ran out
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
As the smoke ran out
Original Lyrics:
As he spoke right out
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
As the smoke ran up
Original Lyrics:
As he spoke right out
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
He crapped his pants, and did a dance.
Original Lyrics:
He grabbed his pants, a better stance.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
He grabbed his pants, in fettered stance.
Original Lyrics:
He grabbed his pants, a better stance.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
He looked at me through beady eyes of fish.
Original Lyrics:
He looked to me to be the eyes of age.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
I met a man Bojangles and he danced a jig.
or
I met a man Bojangles and he danced a storm.
Original Lyrics:
I met a man Bojangles and he'd danced for you.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
I met him in Salem, New Orleans, I was
Original Lyrics:
I met him in a cell in New Orleans, I was
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Miss Turbo Jangles
Original Lyrics:
Mr. Bojangles
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Most my time is spent behind these county bars
Hot drinks of beer
Original Lyrics:
Most my time is spent behind these county bars
'Cause I drinks a bit
Sammy Davis Jr.'s, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Don't Tango
Original Lyrics:
Mr. Bojangles
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Poached Eggs
Original Lyrics:
Mr. Bojangles
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Poached Egg
Original Lyrics:
Mr. Bojangles
Jerry Jeff Walker's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mystical tango
Original Lyrics:
Mr. Bojangles
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
The dog often died, he often died
After twenty years he still agrees.
Original Lyrics:
His dog up and died, up and died
After 20 years, he still grieves.
Jerry Jeff Walker's, "Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
The dog often died
He often died
After 20 years he still breathes
Original Lyrics:
His dog up and died
He up and died
After 20 years he still grieved

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