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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Crosby, Stills, and Nash

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. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

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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Crosby, Stills, and Nash's, "Southern Cross"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I have been around the world,
Looking for that foreign girl
The Real Lyrics:
I have been around the world,
Looking for that woman-girl
The Story: I always thought of it as him looking for his long lost foreign girlfriend. - Submitted by: katkuba
Crosby, Stills, and Nash's, "Southern Cross"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Looking for that bowline girl.
The Real Lyrics:
Looking for that woman, girl.
The Story: I was at Sailing Camp, teaching a class of Green Fleet sailors how to tie basic knots, including the bowline (the most secure and safe nautical knot). For some reason the song popped into my head, and I thought 'Aha! So that's what they were saying (and I coul never make out all these years.' - Submitted by: Robert Quinn
Crosby, Stills, and Nash's, "Southern Cross"
The Misheard Lyrics:
On a midnight watch, I realized
By Christ, you ran away.
The Real Lyrics:
On the midnight watch, I realized
Why twice you ran away.
The Story: Glad to know one of my favorite tunes did not profane the Lord's name, like I thought for 20 years. - Submitted by: jeff vincent

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