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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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Fess Parker's, "Ballad of Davy Crockett"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Built him a bar
When he was only three
The Real Lyrics:
Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three
The Story: For years I wondered what a three-year-old needed a bar for. I KNEW it was illegal to drink until you were 21. - Submitted by: ahansen
Fess Parker's, "Davy Crockett"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Killed in a bar when he was only three.
The Real Lyrics:
Killed him a bar [bear] when he was only three.
The Story: My mother, now departed, thought the words she (mis)heard were very peculiar. I tried to set her straight just like my three boys try to explain theings about today's music to me. - Submitted by: Chris Kaiser
Fess Parker's, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Killed in a bar, when he was only three.
The Real Lyrics:
Killed him a bear, when he was only three.
The Story: I didn't find out I was hearing it wrong until I was about 15 years old. I asked my Father why on Earth they would have that in song and he started laughing...hard. It always struck me as odd that they would say he was killed at the age of three in his own song. It never clicked in my head. - Submitted by: Rhett Peterson
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