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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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Andy Williams', "Can't Get Used To Losing You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who'll wear my kitten? Only me.
The Real Lyrics:
Who am I kidding? Only me.
The Story: I always thought that a 'kitten' must be something stupid American teenagers wore on their lapels to show their love for some other repulsive American teenager. - Submitted by: Peter Hodgson
Andy Williams', "Moon River"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in Styal some day
The Real Lyrics:
Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day
The Story: - Submitted by: Ludolf
Andy Williams', "Moon River"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tube drifters, off to see the world
The Real Lyrics:
Two drifters, off to see the world
The Story: For a long time, I thought the song was about two people drifting down a river on innertubes. - Submitted by: Candace Mercer
Andy Williams', "The Bilbao Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
That old Bill Bauer moon
The Real Lyrics:
That old Bilbao moon
The Story: Even though I spent a summer in Bilobao, Spain one summer in the 60s, it never even occurred to me that Andy Williams was singing about 'my' city whenever I heard his popular song! - Submitted by: Ray
Andy Williams', "The Days Of Wine And Roses"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The days of whinin' roses
The Real Lyrics:
The days of wine and roses
The Story: I guess when I heard this, I saw how roses might set some days apart from others, since 'days of roses' could mean time when roses are in bloom. But I couldn't see how wine would set some days apart from others, since wine exists all the time. So maybe that's why my mind skipped over the real words and heard the alternate ones above. - Submitted by: Amber Malone
Andy Williams', "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There'll be parties for Holsteins
Marshmallows for Tolkien.
The Real Lyrics:
There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting.
The Story: I always got a kick out of this, especially those parties for Holsteins (cattle, I presumed). - Submitted by: Amanda Svenson
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