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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie

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!).

J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Curley head dolls and toddle-lamb-coons
The Real Lyrics:
Curley haired dolls that toddle and coo.
The Story: For years I was trying to figure out what the hell's a 'toddle-lamb-coon'? - Submitted by: Stevek
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Elephants, boats and kitty costumes
The Real Lyrics:
Elephants, boats and kiddie cars, too.
The Story: Sophia is 6 and loves kitty cats and Christmas music and really wanted to find the lyrics for the version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town with the kitty cats in it with the costumes. - Submitted by: Sophia

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