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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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Kathy Mattea's, "Eighteen Wheels (And A Dozen Roses)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The all-night rodeo
The Real Lyrics:
The all-night radio
The Story: Somebody mentioned a song on the radio, sung by Kathy Mattea. I said, "Oh, you mean the one about the all-night rodeo?" Somebody else said, "Yeah, I've heard that song, too." - Submitted by: Charles Clifford
Kathy Mattea's, "Eighteen Wheels (and a Dozen Roses)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The buyers wins a bagel
The Real Lyrics:
They'll buy a Winnebago
The Story: I sang in a Country band from 1984-1991. I sang these words wrong for years and no one caught on. Later, when I was corrected, I still sang the wrong words because no one could hear the difference. - Submitted by: Sharon
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