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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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Little Feat's, "Willin'"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've been from Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi to Joan Of Arc
The Real Lyrics:
I've been from Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi to Tonopah
The Story: Actually, I didn't mishear these lyrics, it was my friend who is a biology teacher at a community college who thought the lyrics were "Tehachapi to Joan Of Arc". She brought this up because I mentioned that I was trying to get some lapel pins from the city of Tehachapi, California, and also from their school district (I collect lapel pins from cities, towns, counties, highways, bridges, tunnels, community colleges, irrigation districts, airports, amusement parks, zoos, school districts, etc as a hobby). She told me that she had sung "Tehachapi to Joan of Arc" and her husband (a neurologist) had laughed so hard and told her that it was "Tehachapi to Tonopah". Interesting story. By the way, Tonopah is in Nevada (and Tucumcari is in New Mexico) - Codi Preston D. - Submitted by: Codi Preston D.
Little Feat's, "Willin'"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've been from Tuscon to Tucumcari
There had to be a Joan of Arc.
The Real Lyrics:
I've been from Tuscon to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonapah.
The Story: We didn't just mishear the lyrics. My friend Peter and I actually learned the song and have sung it dozens of times, mostly in downtown Winnipeg apartments in the 70's and at backyard parties in many parts of rural and northern Manitoba since then-which reminds me we have to tune up the guitars again soon. - Submitted by: Art Dalton
Little Feat's, "Willin'"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If you give me sweet white sand, white,
and you show me a sign,
then I'll be willin', to be movin'
The Real Lyrics:
If you give me weed, whites, and wine,
and you show me a sign,
then I'll be willin', to be movin'
The Story: My parents used to love Little Feat, and this song in particular. Young innocent that I was, I didn't know what whites are, and weeds were something that grew in my mother's garden and ruined the tomato plants. I spent years trying to figure out why the truck driver in the song was so inspired by sand. ;) - Submitted by: Maeve

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