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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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Shannon's, "Abergavenny"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Passin' the time with paradise people
Paradise people abandoned me.
The Real Lyrics:
Passin' the time with paradise people
Paradise people are fine by me.
The Story: Only ever heard this song in mono on AM radio and on a scratchy mono 45 rpm single. Hearing it only recently (2007) in stereo could I hear it right. Almost 40 years with the WRONG lyrics! Yeow! - Submitted by: Michael Lehmann
Shannon's, "Abergavenny"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Taking a trip up to Africa, Benny
The Real Lyrics:
Taking a trip up to Abergavenny
The Story: The notion thereof seems to have come by way of its playing on the online incarnation of Radio Northsea International (RNI), one of the last of the great offshore pirate stations. - Submitted by: Iludium Phosdex

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