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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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Cold Chisel's, "Cheap Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a three legged goat
The Real Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a three day growth
The Story: not really, I was young when I first heard the song and had no idea what a "three day growth" was. Therefore I wasn't sure why, but I was convinced Jimmy Barnes was singing about a three legged goat. - Submitted by: Sandag
Cold Chisel's, "Cheap Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a three-legged goat
The Real Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a 3 day growth.
The Story: I actually won a bet on this. A friend swore that his misheard lyric was right, even though he couldn't get it to make sense against the rest of the song. This one's for you, Nick. - Submitted by: Jonathon Dyer
Cold Chisel's, "Cheap Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cheap wine and an easy grope
The Real Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a three-day growth
The Story: I was singing with college mates at a pub, and thought they all were laughing about my poor singing voice. It turns out it was my poor sense of hearing as well. - Submitted by: Bree
Cold Chisel's, "Cheap Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a chicko roll
or
Cheap wine & I'm ready to go
or
Cheap wine & a three day book
or
Cheap wine and a secret hope
or
Cheap wine and I'm three days home
or
Cheap wine and a three legged goat.
or
Cheap wine and a female goat
or
Cheap wine and a 3 day coke
or
Cheap wine and 3 gay goats
or
Sheep white and a three legged goat
or
Cheap Wine and a three day grope
or
Bitten by a teenage bloke
or
Cheap wine and a fillet steak
or
I keep trying with a three legged dog
The Real Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a 3 day growth
The Story: My girlfriend thought it was 'Cheap wine & I'm ready to go ... come on, well come on ... '. She told me it made sense, because you go out & buy cheap wine, & then you drink it, & then you're all ready to go because you're drunk. Go where? I'll never know. - Submitted by: Cathy
Cold Chisel's, "Cheap Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Once I smoked a dynamite cigar.
The Real Lyrics:
Once I smoked a Danneman cigar.
The Story: Remember Wile E. Coyote in the Road Runner cartoons with the exploding cigar?? The first and only time my husband heard me singing along to "Cheap Wine", he had to stop the car because he was in tears - laughing at my expense. - Submitted by: Donna
Cold Chisel's, "Cheap Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's mine an' a she dont' know.
The Real Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a three-day growth
The Story: Sung by a p***ed Chisel 'fan', covered with Chisel tatts, at a gig in Bowral after begging us all night to get up & have a sing with us & showing us his tatts & telling us all how much of a huge Chisel fan he was.....p*** funny! - Submitted by: spoony
Cold Chisel's, "Cheap Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's wider than a feeding goat.
The Real Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a 3 day growth.
The Story: I didn't mishear this one, it was a girl named Fleur who I went to high school with. But ever since she told me (over 10 years ago) "I can't hear anything but 'She's wider than a feeding goat'. - Submitted by: Marybeth
Cold Chisel's, "Cheap Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's wild like a three-legged goat.
The Real Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a three-day growth
The Story: Sitting on a train there was a young boy, about twelve, singing to "Cheap Wine" while wearing a Walkman, but sang, "She's wild like a three-legged goat" instead of the correct lyrics at the top of his voice. - Submitted by: Wally
Cold Chisel's, "Cheap Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sheep wine, and a pig-head goat.
The Real Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a three-day growth.
The Story: Well, it always seemed to me to be a song about some sort of experimental farm. - Submitted by: Sarah
Cold Chisel's, "Khe Sahn"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I left my heart to the South of France, Khe Sahn.
The Real Lyrics:
I left my heart to the sappers 'round Khe Sahn.
The Story: When these lyrics were sang, we were in a tinny aluminum dinghy in an estuary south of Sydney, Australia. Just after we were singing this song & corrected the uninformed lyricist, it was his turn on the inflated spare tyre tube being towed behind the boat. We then proceeded to tow him through a shoal of jellyfish (only mildly venomous) until he could sing the correct lyrics. We did provide him with appropriate remedies afterwoods but he will never forget the words to that classic Aussie Pub Rock song. It's a pity we'll never see him on the last train out of Sydney! - Submitted by: Vic Cameron
Cold Chisel's, "Khe Sanh"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The legal pads were yellow, I was on pay packets then
The Real Lyrics:
And the legal pads were yellow
Hours long, paypackets lean.
The Story: Very embarrassed at karaoke - Submitted by: Peter Wilks
Cold Chisel's, "My Baby"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My penis
The Real Lyrics:
My baby
The Story: Serious, I thought that was what he sang. On public radio and all. - Submitted by: BassAce

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