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!).
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Cut and ride show
Cotton Eye Joe
The Story: I was about 7 and I was at my aunt's. With my cousins, we made a 'show'. We heard this song and sang. We didn't speak any English, so we all sang something about a show, because this was our show. Later, I wondered why they made a song about a show where they're cut whatever and ride. Then, at 15, I saw the video with the title. - Submitted by: Nadine
Cut in Eye Joe
Cotton Eye Joe
The Story: It was actually a friend who misheard the title of the song. He wrote down some songs he wanted me to record onto a tape for him and he wrote the title as 'Cut in eye Joe'. Sounds gruesome. - Submitted by: Hardgroove
Good afternoon to Cotton Eye Joe!
I've been married long time long.
If it hadn't been for Cotton Eye Joe
I'd have been married a long time ago.
The Story: Well, I was still learning English as a second language at the time... - Submitted by: Scandia
N'gah, N'gih'n Cotton Eye Joe,
I've been married long time ago.
If it hadn't been for Cotton Eye Joe,
I'd've been married long time ago.
The Story: Used to sing it this way in my head. Found out the real lyrics from looking at the "repetitive lyrics" section of this site. - Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
Spit out your lymph node Cotton Eye Joe
I'd've been married a long time ago
If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe
I'd've been married a long time ago.
The Story: Well, I just about spit out a lymph node when I heard this. - Submitted by: Me Me
Ready to come and ready to go
Ready to come from Kathmandu 😜
Where did you come from, where did you go?
Where did you come from, Cotton-Eyed Joe?
The Story: On the road between Oudtshoorn and Kimberley when my mom was singing it… - Submitted by: Catharina
Ye never gonna seize the pot that I smoke
Ever gonna see his old pipe in a smoke
The Story: I saw the misheard lyric on the song's music video on YouTube. - Submitted by: Declan Haselhurst
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New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.