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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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Freddy Cannon's, "Palisades Park"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We ate a date at a hot dog stand
The Real Lyrics:
We ate and ate at a hot dog stand
The Story: I've thought it was "We ate a date" (meaning they at a hot dog stand and thought of it as a date) since the song was a hit on radio. - Submitted by: Pops Finn
Freddy Cannon's, "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Three old ladies with flashing eyes.
The Real Lyrics:
Creole ladies with flashing eyes.
The Story: I used to think the three old ladies were witches - blame Channel Four for showing the animated series of Terry Pratchett's 'Wyrd Sisters', which featured three witches. - Submitted by: pickle*
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