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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!).


Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes album at Amazon.com
Canned Heat's, "Goin' Up The County"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Going up the country
Where the mar-i-ju-ana grows.
The Real Lyrics:
Goin' up the country
Baby, don't chu wanna go?
The Story: All these years, I thought Canned Heat was singing about 'marijuana'. When I heard the song recently in a commercial for Tide detergent, my jaw dropped. I thought, 'Tide and marijuana, now those are some grass stains!' I just couldn't believe my ears. I told people to listen for the commercial. Then I decided to look up the lyrics and found I've been mishearing them for more than 30 years. - Submitted by: Egbert Souse
Canned Heat's, "Goin' Up the County"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a ducky and do you want to go?
The Real Lyrics:
Goin' up the country
Baby, don't chu wanna go?
The Story: My friend Paul couldn't remember how the lyrics went after he saw a rental car commercial. I said "The one with the '60s music playing in the background?" He responded, "Yeah! The one that's like 'I'm a ducky! And do you wanna go?'" - Submitted by: Bojangles

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