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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 Poor Ellen Smith 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 Kingston Trio's, "Poor Ellen Smith"
Misheard Lyrics:
The judge makin' whisky, as God knows I can't
But how do I die at the end of cement.
Original Lyrics:
The judge may convict me and God knows he can
But I know I died as an innocent man.

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