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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 The Unfortunate Miss Bailey 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, "The Unfortunate Miss Bailey"
Misheard Lyrics:
'How vast, Miss Bailey,' then he cried, 'your c*** affrights me, really.'
'Dear Captain Smith,' the ghost replied, 'you bruised me unctioned tea leaves.
or
'How fast, Miss Bailey,' then he cried, 'you've come to fright me, really.'
'Dear Captain Smith,' the ghost replied, 'you loosed me engine wheelie.
Original Lyrics:
'Avast, Miss Bailey,' then he cried, 'you can't affright me, really.'
'Dear Captain Smith,' the ghost replied, 'you used me ungenteelly.
The Kingston Trio's, "The Unfortunate Miss Bailey"
Misheard Lyrics:
He took to drinking rabbit pee
And fought upon Miss Bailey.
Original Lyrics:
He took to drinking ratafia
And tho't upon Miss Bailey.
The Kingston Trio's, "The Unfortunate Miss Bailey"
Misheard Lyrics:
The coroner's quest goes hard with me because I acted freely.
Original Lyrics:
The coroner's quest goes hard with me because I acted fraily.
The Kingston Trio's, "The Unfortunate Miss Bailey"
Misheard Lyrics:
The hornets' nest's so hard to beat because I acted frailly
or
The hornets' nest won't bother me because I acted frailly
or
The horn is west coast's Harvard meet because I acted frailly
or
The foreigner's west coast harbours me because I acted frailly.
Original Lyrics:
The coroner's quest goes hard with me because I acted freely.
The Kingston Trio's, "The Unfortunate Miss Bailey"
Misheard Lyrics:
When ninety times he went to bed
For he had Congo fever.
Original Lyrics:
One night betimes he went to bed
For he had caught a fever.

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