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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

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!).

The Misheard Lyrics:
Where little Brer Rabbit went poo in the woods?
The Real Lyrics:
Where little Brer Rabbit kissed Pooh in the wood?
The Story: I'd never heard this song until I got a CD entitled 'British Invasion Vol. 7'. While playing it, this song came on and when that line grabbed my ears, all I could hear was the above misheard version. I thought, 'What, did they really sing such lyrics back in the 60s? No way, I thought. Listening to the song over again clarified little if anything, except that if that line was as i heard it, it was totally 'out of the spirit' of the rest of the song, which focuses on dainty fairytale images. So I searched for the lyrics on the web. It wasn't a particularly easy search. First I found two songs named 'Pamela' but both completely different from this one. Finally I found lyrics to obviously the same song, but cited as 'Sparks lyrics', not 'Wayne Fontana lyrics'. They made it clear that Wayne Fontana's song on my cd is the same song, and completely solved the mystery of that line, albeit a line that invites mishearing in any event. So I feel entirely secure in citing it as Wayne Fontana's song. That's how I should cite it, since his is the version that I've heard. - Submitted by: Ashley Michelle McGowan
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