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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 A Pirate Looks At Forty 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.

Jimmy Buffett's, "A Pirate Looks At Forty"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have been drunk now for over two weeks
I passed out and I rallied
And I smoked a few leaves.
Original Lyrics:
I have been drunk now for over two weeks
I passed out and I rallied
And I sprung a few leaks.
These lyrics are not actually misheard. Jimmy sometimes uses that lyric in his live concerts.
Jimmy Buffett's, "A Pirate Looks At Forty"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mother, Mother ocean
I have heard you call
I've wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three weeks tall.
Original Lyrics:
Mother, Mother ocean
I have heard you call
I've wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall.
Jimmy Buffett's, "A Pirate Looks at Forty"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have been drunk now for over two weeks,
I passed out and I rallied
and I smoked a few leaves.
Original Lyrics:
I have been drunk now for over two weeks,
I passed out and I rallied
and I sprung a few leaks
Jimmy Buffett's, "A Pirate Looks at Forty"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have been drunk now for over two weeks
I passed out and I rallied
And I struggled through the weeks.
Original Lyrics:
I have been drunk now for over two weeks,
I passed out and I rallied
And I sprung a few leaks.

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