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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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Runrig's, "Pog aon Oidche Earraich"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Poke in the eye and earache
The Real Lyrics:
Pog aon oidche earraich
The Story: The lyrics are Scottish Gaelic and translate as 'a kiss one spring evening' but sound like 'a poke (stab with finger) in the eye and earache' which is not at all romantic. Whilst I am not a Gaelic speaker I have tried to learn, it was a friend who suggesed the alternative lyrics. - Submitted by: Anne Toye
Runrig's, "Thairis air an Ghleann (beyond the valley)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh ma wee sheep (oh my wee sheep)
The Real Lyrics:
Oh mollaidh sinn (pronounced oh molly sheen)
The Story: A friend gave me fhesd alternative words whilst driving back from a Runrig gig in Glasgow, Scotland. Can't hear anything else now - Submitted by: Anne Toye

There are more Runrig misheard lyrics available.

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