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This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

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Doris Day - Greatest Hits album at
Doris Day's, "Everybody Loves A Lover"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gee, I feel just about ten feet tall, havin' a ball
Guess ya might call me a Polly Adler
The Real Lyrics:
Gee, I feel just about ten feet tall, havin' a ball
Guess ya might call me a Pollyanna
The Story: This was not played by some radio stations (at least in the Connecticut area) because of the supposed reference to Polly Adler, the former madam whose book, "A House is Not a Home" was a recent best-seller (and would be made into a movie, but that's irrelevant). - Submitted by: Bill
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