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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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Manfred Mann's, "Doo Wah Diddy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Holding my hand just as mental as can be.
The Real Lyrics:
Holding our hands just as natural as can be.
The Story: For the longest time I thought they were singing the word 'mental.' Whenever that part came on, it reminded me of Ed Grimley, I must say. But I soon found out that the word was actually 'natural.' I also thought that the word was 'gentle' when I submitted the same misheard lyric last week. Sorry about that. So the correct word is definitely 'natural.' - Submitted by: JD
Manfred Mann's, "Mighty Quinn"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You not seen nothing like the mighty schwa
The Real Lyrics:
You ain't seen nothin' like the Mighty Quinn.
The Story: Did Schwinnn use these lyrics in a bicycle add: I heard these lyrics on a documentary a You Tube documentary The Bicycle - A Celebration of the Invention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cut_sYkNcIM - Submitted by: Jeff
Manfred Mann's, "Mighty Quinn"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You've not seen nothing like the Mai-Day Queen
The Real Lyrics:
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
The Story: Mai-Day Queen, as a German-English mixture for May Queen seemed to make more sense for looking at. - Submitted by: Redwing
Manfred Mann's, "Pretty Flamingo"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Here we go, walking around like a flamingo
The Real Lyrics:
On our block all of the guys call her flamingo.
The Story: This version came from a guy I worked with in the 1980s. I considered telling him the real words, but considering his voice I declined because Manfred Mann never did me any harm. - Submitted by: John

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