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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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Bob Marley And The Wailers', "I Shot The Sheriff"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I shot the sheriff
But I did not shoot the turkey.
The Real Lyrics:
I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot no deputy.
The Story: A girl at school constantly misheard things. This was one of the most ridiculous. - Submitted by: Holly
Bob Marley And The Wailers', "I Shot The Sheriff"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot him dead you see.
The Real Lyrics:
I shot the sheriff
But I didn't shoot the deputy.
The Story: For more than 10 years I thought Bob was saying he merely injured the sheriff -- someone else was responsible for the murder. - Submitted by: David
The Misheard Lyrics:
Germans, Germans
The Real Lyrics:
Jammin', Jammin'
The Story: I was singing the right words quietly in the back of a car, when the two Germans sitting at the front turned around and asked what this song was about their countrymen. - Submitted by: giraffe
Bob Marley And The Wailers', "No Woman, No Cry"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No woman, no pride
The Real Lyrics:
No woman, no cry
The Story: For years, I thought about how profound the misheard lyrics were. 'No woman, no pride', meaning a man without a partner in life has no pride. I was devastated when I learned these weren't the real lyrics. However, the real ones are pretty cool anyway. - Submitted by: Roger
Bob Marley and The Wailers', "Trenchtown Rock"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Groovin, in Kinston Town
Groovin, in Kingston Town.
The Real Lyrics:
Groovin, it's Kingston 12
Groovin', it's Kingston 12.
The Story: I heard this as half Bob Marley and half of another artist and they come in after 'Groovin' and say 'In Kingston Town' It reallys sounds similar. - Submitted by: J.A.G
Bob Marley and the Wailers', "Is This Love?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We'll shop from Father Bread
The Real Lyrics:
Jah provide the bread.
The Story: Spent ages trying to work out the lyrics as I used to sing it regularly in pubs. I sand this for years but no one ever noticed. - Submitted by: Paul
Bob Marley and the Wailers', "Is This Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jump rope past the bridge
or
Jethro pass the bread
The Real Lyrics:
Jah provide the bread
The Story: My best friend and I actually had an argument about this song when we were 15...she thought the line said 'jump rope past the bridge' and I thought it said 'Jethro pass the bread'. Her dad thought we were both nuts and told us what it said! - Submitted by: Amy
Bob Marley and the Wailers', "No Woman, No Cry"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My fear is my only courage.
The Real Lyrics:
My feet are my only carriage.
The Story: Many people thought this was the right lyric. A friend of mine has it tattooed on her arm! - Submitted by: Shawn Simpson
Bob Marley and the Wailers', "Redemption Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Old pirates dressed as rabbis
The Real Lyrics:
Old pirates yes they rob I
The Story: Coffee hadn't kicked in yet. - Submitted by: Samantha Wells
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