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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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Rolf Harris', "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport"
The Misheard Lyrics:
tiny kangpoo down, sport
The Real Lyrics:
Tie me kangaroo down, sport.
The Story: my bff was singing it and she said tiny kangapoo down , sport and she said it was definetly right - Submitted by: kitty
Rolf Harris', "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let me elbows go loose.
The Real Lyrics:
Let me Abos go loose.
The Story: In fact, I had not contemplated that Harris would use the word 'Abos,' which I understand is considered offensive by Australian aborigines. But I didn't know that in 1963. - Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
Rolf Harris', "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tiny kangaroo down spot
The Real Lyrics:
Tie me kangaroo down, Sport.
The Story: This song is being used as introduction/seating music to an Aussie play my theater company is putting on and everyone loves it. We all dance around backstage when it comes on and it gets the actors psyched up! However, every member of the cast and crew thought that the lyrics were something different- especially in this line from the chorus (which also happens to be the title of the song that no one had seen but the sound designer). I thought that the song was painfully cute because it referred to a 'little 'roo's soft fur spot.' I just assumed that this was under his chin or on his tummy as I have a kitten with soft little white spots in those places. I can be so odd. - Submitted by: Em
Rolf Harris', "Tie Me Kangeroo Down"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tiny kangaroo--down, sport!
The Real Lyrics:
Tie me kangeroo down, sport.
The Story: I was only ten when this came out, in 1963, but I stll like my misheard version better. I still have in my mind the enjoyable image of a tiny, overly enthusiastic kangaroo that has to be told to stop jumping on people. - Submitted by: galoux
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