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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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Dr. Hook's, "Sharing The Night Together"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shannon and I together
The Real Lyrics:
Sharin' the night together
The Story: I was about six years old when this song came out and my neighbors had a foster child named shannon who I just got sent back to her birth people. I was sad and felt like the song was written for me. Hey, I was six. - Submitted by: celeste
Dr. Hook's, "Sylvia's Mother"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shelby's mother
The Real Lyrics:
Sylvia's mother
The Story: I knew the song was called "Sylvia's Mother", but I wasn't paying close attention to the song on the radio, and I just thought I heard "Shelby's Mother" instead of "Sylvia's Mother"!! I hadn't heard it for such a long time that I didn't even realize that "Sylvia's Mother" was the song I was hearing until about 35 seconds into the song!! I really thought I heard "Shelby's Mother". What a mistake. LOL. - Submitted by: Codi Preston D.
Dr. Hook's, "When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When you're in love with a beautiful Wilma
The Real Lyrics:
When you're in love with a beautiful woman
The Story: One night when I was about 7, I asked my father to play "The Wilma Song". We spent hours searching through his collection of records for a song with "Wilma" on it. We called a local radio station. Because the DJ didn't know what it was, he asked for people to call in if they knew what it could be. Eventually, my father worked out what the song was and called the radio station back. The DJ agreed that it did sound like "Wilma", and played it for me. - Submitted by: Wayne
Dr. Hook's, "When You're In Love With a Beautiful Woman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You want to f**k her
The Real Lyrics:
You want to trust her
The Story: Lets just say you want her all to yourself! - Submitted by: One-Woman Man
Dr. Hook's, "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When you're in love with a beautiful grandma
The Real Lyrics:
When you're in love with a beautiful woman
The Story: I was 4 at the time in question in 1979, I'd just lost my grandma, was at the time envious of other people who had grandmas who were fit and healthy. - Submitted by: john.sullivan.dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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