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.
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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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Feed the birds Tuppen Sebay
Feed the birds tuppence a bag
The Story: I thought that Tuppen Sebay was the bird woman's name. - Submitted by: Matt
High on a hill there's a lonely goat turd
High on a hill there's a lonely goatherd
The Story: My wife pointed out to me where I was wrong..... - Submitted by: Jim Gison
O-old lady o' de lake-o, o-old lady o' de lake
O-old lady o' de lake-o, lady o' de leak olé.
O ho lay dee odl lee o, o ho lay dee odl ay
O ho lay dee odl lee o, lay dee odl lee o lay.
The Story: I only heard these words slightly in the chorus, but it made me chuckle to think of them saying something about an 'old lady of the lake' - Submitted by: Anonymous
Brown paper packages tied up in springs
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
The Story: It could have turned into the Slinky song..."It's Slinky, it's slinky...". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
When the door bites, when the bee stings
When the dog bites, when the bee stings
The Story: I didn't actually hear this. In fact, I never knew what Ms. Andrews was saying any of the time. But my friend always thought this and told me, I laughed. Then I made a picture in paint of an evil door. - Submitted by: Marzipan
Wild geese that fly with no poop on their wings.
Wild geese that fly with no wind on their wings.
The Story: My 3 year old daughter used to sing this lyric at the top of her voice. - Submitted by: Kathy Perdue
Woggies that fly with the moon on their wings
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
The Story: I always wondered what a woggy was. Then one day I was at a showing of the sing-a-long version of the film, with captioning. Duh, I discovered it wasn't woggies, but wild geese. (blush) - Submitted by: Mame Blanche
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