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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. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).

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Allman Brothers', "Ramblin' Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lord I was born an' raised in Maine
The Real Lyrics:
Lord I was born a ramblin' man
The Story: For decades, I was convinced this misheard lyric was correct - I still hear it that way. - Submitted by: John Linen
Allman Brothers', "Ramblin' Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lord, I was born in Bethlehem.
The Real Lyrics:
Lord I was born a ramblin' man.
The Story: As a child in the 80s when I first heard this, I was singing 'Lord I was born in Bethlehem' and thought it was a religious rock song! I thought in my mine that this would be a cool song for a musical about a guy living in the days of Jesus. Near the end of my elementary school years, I realized I had the wrong lyrics. - Submitted by: CJ
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