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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!).

Duke of Earl album at
Gene Chandler's, "Duke Of Earl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke a girl!
The Real Lyrics:
Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
The Story: When my wife and I were first married she thought this was a terrrible song. Why would anyone want to sing about hitting a girl? - Submitted by: Don
Gene Chandler's, "Duke of Earl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Good, good, good, goodbye girl
The Real Lyrics:
Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
The Story: I misheard it as "goodbye girl" and thought "so that's where they got the Dijonnaise song from". Decades later, I could not find any song saying "Goodbye Girl" that fit. So I looked up the "Dijonnaise song"- and got Duke of Earl!!! When the Dijonnaise commercial aired, I was a teenager- that, and English is my second language! - Submitted by: Scandia
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