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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 Old Dan Tucker 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.

Pete Seeger's, "Old Dan Tucker"
Misheard Lyrics:
Died with a toothpick in his heel
Original Lyrics:
Died with a toothache in his heel
Bruce Springsteen's, "Old Dan Tucker"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get out the way, you old damn f****r.
Original Lyrics:
Get out the way for Old Dan Tucker.
Pickle* adds: 'I can remember my sister and mother singing this when I was little. It was also in Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books and the 'Little House on the Prairie' series.
Pete Seeger's, "Old Dan Tucker"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're too late, steak for supper.
Supper's over and breakfast's in.
Original Lyrics:
You're too late to stay for supper.
Supper's over and breakfast's cooking.

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