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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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Ram Jam's, "Black Betty"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Whoa, Black Betty (Lamb Kebab).
The Real Lyrics:
Whoa, Black Betty (Bam-ba-Lam).
The Story: Once me and my bestfriend heard this play on the radio while we were driving back from a friends house, and ever since that day I always thought it said Lamb Kebab. But everytime I hear it it doesn't stop me from craving and buying a Lamb Kebab from the Kebab House. - Submitted by: Chris Papas
Ram Jam's, "Black Betty"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Whoa, Black Medic family man
The Real Lyrics:
Whoa, Black Betty (Bam-ba-Lam)
The Story: My best friend came out with these crazy lyrics when we were in high school (1977) and it's been an ongoing joke ever since. She wasn't just goofing around, she actually thought that's what it said. - Submitted by: Marci
Ram Jam's, "Black Betty"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Whoh, Jack Benny (Stan the Man)
The Real Lyrics:
Woah, Black Betty (bam a lam).
The Story: It must have been the beginning of my acoustic neuroma partial deafness. I like my lyrics better. - Submitted by: Terry Z

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