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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 Tom Traubert's 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.

Tom Waits', "Tom Traubert's Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't take muh children, don't take muh children.
Original Lyrics:
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
Tom Waits', "Tom Traubert's Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tained for the wounded
Original Lyrics:
It ain't what the moon did.
Tom Waits', "Tom Traubert's Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
Won't take Matilda, won't take Matilda,
You won't take Matilda with you
Original Lyrics:
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
You'll go waltzing Matilda with me

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