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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 Steel Rail Blues 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.

Gordon Lightfoot's, "Steel Rail Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here I am with my head in the sand.
Original Lyrics:
Here I am with my hat in my hand.
I'll have to listen to this again. Every version I've looked up says, 'hat in my hand'. I wonder if that means they're right.

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