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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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Ringo Starr's, "Back Off Boogaloo"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bad Dog Boogaloo
The Real Lyrics:
Back off boogaloo
The Story: It has only taken me about 40 years to realise I got it wrong! - Submitted by: Roy Jones
Ringo Starr's, "Goodnight Vienna"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Indiana OR Ee-yuck!
The Real Lyrics:
The Story: I have relatives in Indiana so take it from there. - Submitted by: Star Of 43
Ringo Starr's, "Goodnight Vienna"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The Real Lyrics:
The Story: Every summer as a kid we'd visit our relatives in Indiana. - Submitted by: A Little Bit Of Patience
Ringo Starr's, "Photograph"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I want you here to have a cold.
The Real Lyrics:
I want you here to have and hold.
The Story: I was watching the 'Concert For George' for the first time, and i hadn't heard the song before then. I listened to it twice. Each time I heard, "I want you here to have a cold." (Still do, to this day!) - Submitted by: Shady Wiblury
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