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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 Rivers Of Babylon 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 Melodians', "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
....be acceptable in your sight, Oh Verai!
Original Lyrics:
Be acceptable in Thy sight. Oh, Far I!
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The Melodians', "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the wicked carried us away in our BVDS
And required of us a sat soong.
Original Lyrics:
Because the wicked carried us away to captivity
Required from us a song.
The Melodians', "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the wicked carried us away to captivity
Required of old Saint-Saens
Original Lyrics:
Because the wicked carried us away to captivity
Required from us a song
Note: Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) was a French composer; his best known works were 'Danse Macabre' and 'Carnival of the Animals'.
Sublime's, "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon
where he sat down
and where he went
when he remembered Cy Young
oh for the wicked, carry us away captivity
require from us a song
how can we, sinking of a song
in a strange land
so let the words of our mouth
and the meditation of our hearts
be acceptable in thy sight
over eyes
Original Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon,
Where he sat down,
And there he wept
When he remembered Zion.
Oh, the wicked carried us away in captivity,
Required from us a song,
How can we sing King Alpha's song
In a strange land?
So, let the words of our mouth
And the meditations of our heart
Be acceptable in Thy sight.
Oh, verai!
Boney M's, "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon, we were stand down
And everywhere, and we remembered sadly on.
Original Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon, where we sat down
There, we wept as we remembered Zion.
Boney M's, "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
By the rivers of Barbieland, where we sat down
Original Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon, where we sat down
Boney M's, "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
By the rivers of Bobby Land, where we sat down
Original Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon, where we sat down
Boney M.'s, "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Candle meditation of our hearts.
Original Lyrics:
And the meditations of our hearts.
Boney M's, "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Carried us away from Tipiti,
requiring of us a soul
Original Lyrics:
Carried us away to captivity,
required of us a song
Sublime's, "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Carry us away, trapped in a tree.
Original Lyrics:
Carry us away, captivity.
The Melodians', "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Far away you carried us away with your DDT
Required by old Sasson
We don't have to live in Australia
Original Lyrics:
Because the wicked carried us away to captivity
Required from us a song.
How can we sing a song of joy in a strange land
Boney M's, "Rivers Of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
How shall we sing the Lord's song in Australia?
Original Lyrics:
How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?
Boney M's, "Rivers of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon where we sat down
there we wept as we remembered Siam
or
By the rivers of Babylon where we sat down
very wet when we remembered saigon
or
By the rivers of Babylon where we sat down
very wet when we remembered saigon
Original Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon where we sat down
there we wept as we remembered Zion
Boney M's, "Rivers of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon where we sat down
There we wept as we remembered Simon
Original Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon where we sat down
There we wept as we remembered Zion
Boney M's, "Rivers of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon, where he sat down,
Everywhere, when we remember Saigon.
Than the wicked
Carried us away activity,
Requiring the first bordel,
But how can we sing a lot's song in a strange land?
Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart
Be acceptable in Thy sight here tonight
Original Lyrics:
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.
When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
Now how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land
When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Requiring of us a song
Now how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land
Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart
Be acceptable in Thy sight here tonight
Jimmy Cliff's, "Rivers of Babylon"
Misheard Lyrics:
How can we thinking of a song in a strange land?
Original Lyrics:
How can we sing King Alpha's song in a strange land?

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