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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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Loreena McKennitt's, "All Souls Night"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Standing on the bridge that crosses
The river that goes out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices
They pass by the Great Sharmie.
The Real Lyrics:
Standing on the bridge that crosses
The river that goes out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices
They pass by the bridge and me.
The Story: This is just one of many strange things my mother has come up with while listening to music in the car. She thought the 'Great Sharmie' was a Celtic god or something. - Submitted by: j
Loreena McKennitt's, "The Highwayman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The wind was a toilet of darkness among the gusty trees.
The Real Lyrics:
The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees.
The Story: My greatest love and I listened to the song one day. Standing in the bedroom, we suddently looked at each other, not believing what we had heared. This is dedicated to the most wonderful woman on earth, who always made me laugh. - Submitted by: Boris Crismancich
Loreena McKennitt's, "The Mummers' Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In the milkman of the night
In the mailman overnight
The Real Lyrics:
In the rambling of the night
The Story: It could have been someone delivering with Express Mail! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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