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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 Proud Mary 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.

Misheard Lyrics:
Big weed keep on burnin'.
Original Lyrics:
Big wheels keep on turnin'.
Misheard Lyrics:
Big wheel keep on turnin'
Brown mirror keep on burnin'.
Original Lyrics:
Big wheel keep on turnin'
Proud Mary keep on burnin'.
Misheard Lyrics:
Big wheel keep on turnin'
Primary, keep on burnin'.
Original Lyrics:
Big wheel keep on turnin'
Proud Mary, keep on burnin'.
Misheard Lyrics:
Big wheels keep on toiling
Proud Mary keep on boiling.
Original Lyrics:
Big wheel keep on turnin'
Proud Mary, keep on burnin'.
Misheard Lyrics:
Big wheels keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on boiling
Original Lyrics:
Big wheels keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
Misheard Lyrics:
Big wheels, keep on turdy
Original Lyrics:
Big wheels, keep on turnin'
Misheard Lyrics:
Brown men a-keep on boynin'.
Original Lyrics:
Proud Mary keep on burnin'.
Misheard Lyrics:
Bumped a lotta Caine down in New Orleans.
Original Lyrics:
Pumped a lotta 'pane down in New Orleans.
Pane = short for propane.
Misheard Lyrics:
Cleaned a lot of plates and milk bits
Original Lyrics:
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Misheard Lyrics:
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Humped a lot of cane down in New Orleans.
Original Lyrics:
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of 'pane down in New Orleans.
Misheard Lyrics:
Cranberry, keep on burnin'
Original Lyrics:
Proud Mary, keep on burnin'
Misheard Lyrics:
Donut, donut
Donut on the river
or
Don't it, don't it
Don't it on a river?
Original Lyrics:
Rollin', rollin'
Rollin' on the river.
Misheard Lyrics:
Huffed a lot of paint down in new orleans,
Original Lyrics:
Pumped a lot of pain down in new orleans,
Misheard Lyrics:
Humped a lot of dames down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city
'Til I hitched a ride on that Little Bo Peep.
Original Lyrics:
Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city
'Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen.
Misheard Lyrics:
Humped a lot of dames down in New Orleans
Original Lyrics:
Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans
Misheard Lyrics:
Humped a lot of tang (poon tang) down in New Orleans
Original Lyrics:
Pumped a lotta 'pane down in New Orleans.
Misheard Lyrics:
Humped a lot of thing down in New Orleans.
Original Lyrics:
Pumped a lotta pain down in New Orleans.
Misheard Lyrics:
If you come down to the river
Bet you gonna find some people who heal
You don't have to worry
Eh, you have know money
People on the river are happy to kill
Original Lyrics:
If you go down to the river
There you gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry
That you have no money
People on the river are happy to give
Misheard Lyrics:
If you go down to the river, there you gonna find some people who heal.
You don't have to worry, eh you have no money.
People on the river are happy to kill.
Original Lyrics:
If you go down to the river, there you're gonna find some people who live.
You don't have to worry if you have no money.
People on the river are happy to give.
Misheard Lyrics:
Lookin' for a job in the city
Original Lyrics:
Left a good job in the city
Misheard Lyrics:
Looking for job in a city
Working for amen in a night and day
Pumping lot a lead in New Orleans.
Original Lyrics:
Left a good job in a city
Working for the man every night and day
Pumping lot of 'pane down in New Orleans.
Misheard Lyrics:
People on the river are happy to kill
Original Lyrics:
People on the river are happy to give
Misheard Lyrics:
Pumped a lot of pagans down in New Orleans.
Original Lyrics:
Pumped a lot of 'pane down in New Orleans.
Reference to propane gasoline.
Ike & Tina Turner's, "Proud Mary"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans
Original Lyrics:
Pumped a lot of 'tane down in New Orleans
Octane?
Misheard Lyrics:
Pumped a lotta 'tane
Original Lyrics:
Pumped a lotta pain down in New Orleans
Misheard Lyrics:
Roland down the river
Original Lyrics:
Rolling down the river
Misheard Lyrics:
Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' on a real bug
Original Lyrics:
Rollin' rollin' rollin' on the river
Misheard Lyrics:
Rollin' on the railroad
Original Lyrics:
Rolling down the river
Misheard Lyrics:
Rollin' on the reefer
Original Lyrics:
Rollin down the river.
Misheard Lyrics:
Rollin' on the river
Original Lyrics:
Rolling down the river
Misheard Lyrics:
Rollin' rollin' rollin' on the Ribble
Original Lyrics:
Rollin' rollin' rollin' on the river
Misheard Lyrics:
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on a real bug.
Original Lyrics:
Rollin', rollin', rollin on a river.
Misheard Lyrics:
Rollin', rollin', rollin' up a reefer.
Original Lyrics:
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on a river.
Misheard Lyrics:
Seen a lot of fakes in Memphis
Pumped a lot of fame down in New Orleans
Original Lyrics:
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of 'pane down in New Orleans.
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't have to worry
Earl, you have no money
Original Lyrics:
You don't have to worry
If you have no money.

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