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.
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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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Good old Sunday morning there'll be bagels everywhere
Good old Sunday morning bells are ringing everywhere
The Story: Probably nobody in the Allman Brothers Band even MET a Jew until they were in their 20s. But you never know... - Submitted by: Jeffrey
Lord I was born ramblin mad
Lord I was born a ramblin man
The Story: I was with a group of people when I belted this song at the top of my lungs -- they all laughed when I got to that part. I didn't believe it was so, despite that 5 people were saying otherwise, and actually insisted on looking up the lyrics on the 'net. Embarrassing. Well, I said, you can't expect me to change my thinking on something that I believed was so for the last 25 years just because you say so.... - Submitted by: kathy
I was born in the back seat of a ram bus.
I was born in the back seat of a gram bus.
I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus.
The Story: I was in the car with my dad. This song was on the radio, and I could not figure out what kind of a bus Mr. Allman (or whomever was the lead singer) was born in for the life of me. For the longest time, I thought it was 'ram bus,' like a bus made by Dodge. But then I heard the 'g' sound. So I asked my dad, 'What the heck is a gram bus?' Then he said very calmly and slowly, 'It's Greyhound Bus.' I would have never heard 'greyhound' in that mess. He slurs it into one syllable! Oh well, I should have known never to trust a band whose name I thought was 'Almond Brothers' until a few years ago. - Submitted by: Cat
Lord I was born an M & M
Lord I was born an ramblin' man
The Story: I was playing this cassette in my car. My daughter belted out the above lyrics at the top of her lungs. She was 3 years old. - Submitted by: Sue
Lord I was born with Ed McMahon
Lord I was born a ramblin' man.
The Story: I remember hearing this on one of the commercials for those Time-Life Music compilations on MTV and I thought Dickey Betts was singing that he was born the same place with Ed McMahon (around the time he was an announcer on the Tonight Show before Star Search exist). But if you listen closely,it does sound like Dickey saying Ed McMahon than Ramblin' Man. - Submitted by: BlackRocker4Life
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