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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 Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald 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, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
I reckon it's Ella Fitzgerald.
Original Lyrics:
The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
Including some terns and a couple of stale ferns
Original Lyrics:
Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
Of the peg leg they called Gitchie Gloomy
Original Lyrics:
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Wreck of the Ella Fitzgerald
Original Lyrics:
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The captain wired "Indian water coming in"
Original Lyrics:
The captain wired in we have water coming in
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The legend goes on 'cause some chicks passed it down
To the people they call bitchs and gloomies.
Original Lyrics:
The legend lives on, from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitchigumi.
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the peg-leg they called 'Gitche Gumee.'
Original Lyrics:
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called 'Gitche Gumee.'
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The legend lives on, from the Chippewa on down
Of the pegleg they call Gitchigumi.
Original Lyrics:
The legend lives on, from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitchigumi.
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The rest of the Ella Fitzgerald
Original Lyrics:
The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
When summertime came, the old Pokemon deck.
Original Lyrics:
When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck.
editor's note: The submitter of this lyric must have not realized that this song clearly predates Pokamon, by over 20 years.
Gordon Lightfoot's, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The legend lives on from the chipper one down
Of the big lake they called 'Getcha Goolie'
Original Lyrics:
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called 'Gitche Gumee.'
Gordon Lightfoot's, "Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the girls of November came early.
Original Lyrics:
When the gales of November came early.
Gordon Lightfoot's, "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like human rolls, superior things
In the rooms of a race not to mention.
Original Lyrics:
Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the rooms of her ice water mansion.
Gordon Lightfoot's, "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
That good ship and "true" was a bone to be chewed.
Original Lyrics:
That good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed.
Gordon Lightfoot's, "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The dung came late and the breakfast had to wait
Original Lyrics:
The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
Gordon Lightfoot's, "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The islands and deserts for sportsmen
Original Lyrics:
The islands and bays are for sportsmen
Gordon Lightfoot's, "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
With whirlings and turns and a couple steel burns
Original Lyrics:
Concluding some terms with a couple steel firms

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