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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 O-H-I-O 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 Ohio Players', "O-H-I-O"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go hire!
Original Lyrics:
Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
4 diddle-ee o-i-o
Original Lyrics:
4 dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
For Dad in Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
For dad in Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
Forget it, Ohio.
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
Forgetting Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
Forgetting Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
Fort Dannon, Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Neil Young's, "Ohio"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gotta find Hoover and bang his head on the ground
Original Lyrics:
What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground
Misheard Lyrics:
More head in Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
O day de do di do
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Neil Young's, "Ohio"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Daddy Ohio
Original Lyrics:
4 dead in Ohio
Neil Young's, "Ohio"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Daddy and Oh Hi Ho
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Neil Young's, "Ohio"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, baby, Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
Poor dad in Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
Poor daddy and Ohio
or
Poor Teddy and Ohio
or
Boy dead in Ohio
or
Poor daddy in Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
Poor daddy in Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Editor's note: Neil Young himself wrote the song, and provided the lead vocal on the recording... but I'm not sure if he ever recorded a solo version of it.
Misheard Lyrics:
Poor daddy rolled his own.
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
Poor daddy, oh-my-oh.
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio.
Misheard Lyrics:
Poor man in Ohio
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio
Misheard Lyrics:
Soldiers are coming to town
Original Lyrics:
Soldiers are cutting us down
Misheard Lyrics:
Soldiers are cutting us down.
Original Lyrics:
Soldiers are gunning us down.
Misheard Lyrics:
Ten soldiers and Nixon's coming
Original Lyrics:
Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming
Misheard Lyrics:
This summer I hear the strumming,
forget the Ohio
Original Lyrics:
This summer I hear the drumming,
four dead in Ohio.
Misheard Lyrics:
This summer I heard them comin', oh daddy, in Ohio
Gotta get down to him
Soldiers are gunning us down.
Should have been done long ago.
Gotta get it through her head - pound her head on the ground
Original Lyrics:
This summer I hear the drummin'
Four dead in Ohio
Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are gunning us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
I was too young to know what the song was about so rather than being shocked by the Nixon administration and sociopolitical climate I thought it was shockingly misogynous!
Misheard Lyrics:
What if you knew that four people were dead on the ground?
Original Lyrics:
What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground?
Misheard Lyrics:
You smell in Ohio.
Original Lyrics:
Four dead in Ohio

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