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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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Waylon Jennings', "Lucille"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
Four hundred children a-crappin' in the field.
The Real Lyrics:
You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
Four hungry children and a crop in the field.
The Story: I was three when my parents made me sing my rendition of this song to any captive audience over and over. They still get a kick out of it. - Submitted by: Melanie B
Waylon Jennings', "Luckenbach, Texas"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let's go to Luton by Texas.
The Real Lyrics:
Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas.
The Story: My sister misheard this one. It was around the time the Campari commercial was on. Lorraine Chase (then model, now Steph in 'Emmerdale') is asked by a man, 'Were you wafted here from paradise?', and she answers, 'Nah, Luton Airport!' I imagine the plane making a turnaround from Texas to Luton! - Submitted by: pickle*
Waylon Jennings', "The Good Old Boys/Theme to the Dukes Of Hazzard"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fighting the system
Hey nanny, hey nanny noo.
The Real Lyrics:
Fighting the system
Like two modern day Robin Hoods.
The Story: Well, I'm not exactly sure how I misheard this lyric since I was a child of about 3 or 4 years old. Who knew that 20 years later, I would find out that I was singing the very last lyric of the theme to one of my most favourite shows. - Submitted by: Celeste
Waylon Jennings', "Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fightin' the system like two modern day Robin Hoods.
The Real Lyrics:
Fightin' the system like a true modern day Robin Hood.
The Story: Contrary to what some have posted the real lyrics have "a" in front of two/true and "hood" is not a plural "hoods." (Could is being rhymed with Hood, not hoods). Waylon Jennings isn't a modern rapper who can't rhyme properly. So it's either "like a true modern day Robin Hood" or "like a two modern day Robin Hood." - Submitted by: Rev
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