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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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Musical Youth's, "Pass The Dutchie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Park de buses on de left-hand side.
The Real Lyrics:
Pass the dutchie on the left-hand side.
The Story: I first heard the song at a drunken party and started to sing along with (what I thought was) the words. To this day, I have never lived it down. - Submitted by: Bob
Musical Youth's, "Pass The Dutchie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pass the douchie on the right hand side.
The Real Lyrics:
Pass the dutchie on the left hand side.
The Story: When I first heard this song it was in the Wedding Singer. I thought it weird that little kids would be singing about that, but I forgot about it until I watched 'The 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders' on vh1 last year. Then, I realized they were saying 'dutchie' Jamaican slang for 'cooking pot', but they covered a song which originally had the lyric 'pass the cutchie' (sp) which is slang for a type of drug. - Submitted by: Miki Koishikawa
Musical Youth's, "Pass the Dutchie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Archie cwtchy on the left hand side
The Real Lyrics:
Pass the dutchie on the left-hand side.
The Story: My friend and I would listen to Top of the Pops and she honestly thought it was about a cwtch. Still to this day I will sing those words as it reminds me of my childhood. - Submitted by: steph reynolds
Musical Youth's, "Pass the Dutchie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
How does it feel when you got no school
The Real Lyrics:
How does it feel when you got no food
The Story: I was in a restaurant with my friends, when this song came on the jukebox. I started singing the part that I misherd and everyone started laughing. we got into an arguement about what the right words were. I felt pretty stupid After I listened closley. - Submitted by: Keila
Musical Youth's, "Pass the Dutchie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mass destruction on the left-hand side
The Real Lyrics:
Pass the dutchie on the left-hand side
The Story: I DJ an 80's night at a club every Wednesday night in Raleigh NC. About a year ago some guy came up to the booth and asked for this song "Mass Destruction." I wasn't familiar with the title; I thought he may be referring to "World Destruction" by Time Zone or "19" by Paul Hardcastle. I asked this guy to sing a little bit of the song and he starts bobbing up and down singing, "Mass Destruction on the left-hand side..." My buddy Scott(who was near the DJ Booth) and I had to do everything to refrain from bursting out laughing! To this day when I see Scott on Wednesdays I tell him from time to time I may throw a little "Mass Destruction" into the mix. - Submitted by: Patrick Reier
Musical Youth's, "Pass the Dutchie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pass the dog s*** on the left hand side.
The Real Lyrics:
Pass the dutchie on the left hand side.
The Story: I was like 10 years old, had never heard of a "dutchie" so my mind selected the closest sounding word, as weird was it was, "dog s**t" - Submitted by: Kenneth Lees
Musical Youth's, "Pass the Dutchie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pass the duppy on the left-hand side.
The Real Lyrics:
Pass the dutchie on the left-hand side.
The Story: Of course every law-abiding motorist in Jamaica would pass the duppy (or anything else, for that matter) while driving on the left-hand side of the road. - Submitted by: Ramona Turner

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