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.
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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!).
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Peter Frampton album at Amazon.com
But don't pass a teddy bear
But don't hesitate
The Story: The way he pronounced the long "A" in "hesitate" gave three syllables made me think he said "teddy bear". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Me and black-eyed Sue
feel like I do?
The Story: Frampton opened for Journey and obviously we weren't huge Frampton fans because my husband asked me, 'what about black-eyed Sue?' I was lost until he started singing, 'Me...and black-eyed Sue.' I told him what the real lyrics were, he considered them and said, 'Maybe.' - Submitted by: Kelly Stowell
Champagne for breakfast and a sherman in my hand. Peached up, Peached Ale, never fails, Must have been a dream, I don't believe where I've been, Come on, let's do it again.
Champagne for breakfast and a Sherman in my hand. Peach top, Peach tails, never fails, Must have been a dream, I don't believe where I've been, Come on, let's do it again.
The Story: A Sherman is an expensive brand of cigarette. Peach top, Peach tails refers to the color of shirt and pants Peter was wearing when the song was recorded. When he is wearing different colored clothes, the lyrics change to reflect (e.g. black top, blue tails for a black shirt and jeans). - Submitted by: Tim
Funk man on the keyboards
Bob Mayo on the keyboards, Bob Mayo
The Story: I've listened to this song since it came out. There is no way you can get Bob Mayo out of what Frampton calls the keyboardist. Must be a nick name or something. - Submitted by: Russ Houston
Funkman on the keyboards, Funkman!
Bob Mayo on the keyboards, Bob Mayo
The Story: I got in a huge argument with two guys on Youtube about what Pete Frampton says there. I thought it would have been really funny (and it was truly what I thought Peter Frampton said) if it would have been funkman. But it seems like the general consensus is that he is saying Bob Mayo -> makes sense since Bob Mayo is playing the keyboards here. - Submitted by: Art Corevelay
Whose wine? White wine?
Whose wine? What wine?
The Story: I had the lyric as "what wine" in my YouTube comment, but I was "corrected" by someone a few days later. Damn millennials! - Submitted by: Buck
I can stand it no more.
I can't stand it no more.
The Story: I was too young to believe that pop stars could actually use improper grammar in songs. - Submitted by: Cathy
And no one to relate to 'cept the sheep
And no one to relate to 'cept the sea
The Story: The studio that Frampton recorded this album in, was in a castle out in the English countryside. I told my wife about that before I played her the song, and so her misinterpretation was completely understandable...but utterly wrong. - Submitted by: Dan Amrich
And someone calls a cop, and I submerge.
When someone drops a cup, and I submerge.
The Story: - Submitted by: Frank
Come on Jew, show me the way!
I want you to show me the way.
The Story: I was in the shower as I misheard quite a few lines in this song. Not sure if I should blame Mr. Frampton, the blasting water, or worse, myself. - Submitted by: Aaron H.
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.