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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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Running Wild's, "Under Jolly Roger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Wander, Johnnie Walker!
The Real Lyrics:
Under Jolly Roger!
The Story: I heard that song as an opener at a festival and found the refrain of it pretty good and easy to learn. After singing it as a probably very cool song about drinking whiskey, always with the Johnnie Walker-logo in my head, I asked my friends how they liked it. They agreed with me but found the whole stage arrangement with pirate flags and clothes pretty ridiculous. At home, I searched for the song and had a great laugh when I found the real lyrics to it. - Submitted by: Cpt. Jesus

There are more Running Wild misheard lyrics available.

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