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A spoonerism occurs when the first letters or syllables of two or more words get swapped. The term spoonerism is named in honor of the Reverend William Archibald Spooner whose students used to write down all the instances of spoonerisms that he made. This page focuses on spoonerisms in song titles.

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Entries Beginning with D

"Caddy Duel," Boney M originally "Daddy Cool"
Linda Radnil
"Thaddy Doesn't Wear," Ming Tea originally "Daddy Wasn't There"
Thaddy = given name of Aramaic origin
Reese Witherspoonerism
"Haddy's Dome," Jermaine Jackson originally "Daddy's Home"
Cliff Adair
"Maddie's Dunny," Ricochet originally "Daddy's Money"
As in dunny, Australian slang for potty.
Naomi Swanson
"Ham Of My Dart," Joe Ely originally "Dam Of My Heart"
Reese Witherspoonerism
"Ram Dittos," Don Henley originally "Damn It, Rose"
Kirsten Abercrombie
"Ram It; Doze," Don Henley originally "Damn It, Rose"
Kirsten Abercrombie
"Ram It; Doze," Don Henley originally "Damn It, Rose"
Kirsten Abercrombie
"Wham! I Dish I Was Your Lover," Sophie B. Hawkins originally "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover"
IBM (Itty Bitty Midget)
"Lamb, I Wish I Was Your Dover," Sophie B. Hawkins originally "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover"
Peter
"Manse For Dee," Sisqo originally "Dance For Me"
Lou Quilson
"Ants Of The Dours," Amilcare Ponchielli originally "Dance Of The Hours"
Priscilla Gadsden
"Plants Of The Sugar Dumb Fairy," Cast of 'Nutcracker Suite' originally "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy"
Jessica Junderworth
"Bee Dancing There," Natalie Merchant originally "The Dancing Bear"
Regina Haniger
"Lancing In The Dune Might," King Harvest originally "Dancing In The Moonlight"
Marlene L. Ram
"Sanding In The Streets," Martha And The Vandellas originally "Dancing In The Streets"
Allison O'Silla
"Sanding On The Ceiling," Lionel Richie originally "Dancing On The Ceiling"
Allison O'Silla
"Sanding Queen," ABBA originally "Dancing Queen"
Allison O'Silla
"Lancing Under A Matin Dune," Candi originally "Dancing Under A Latin Moon"
Regina Haniger
"Dancing Under A Matin Loon," Candi originally "Dancing Under A Latin Moon"
Rick O'Shea
"Dancing with Ears in My Ties," Ultravox originally "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes"
B1982
"Dancing With Ears In My Ties," Ultravox originally "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes"
Allison O'Silla
"Sanding With Tears In My Eyes," Ultravox originally "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes"
What might happen if you don't wear goggles.
Allison O'Silla
"Mare Dee," Pointer Sisters originally "Dare Me"
Claire Grayson
"Clark Dowd," Chasm originally "Dark Cloud"
Now it's someone's name!
Kathy
"Ark Dies," Bob Dylan originally "Dark Eyes"
Eva Cave
"Hark In Deer," Alien Ant Farm originally "Dark In Here"
Also an anagram
Harriet Henderson
"Mark Dune," Gale Storm originally "Dark Moon"
Hard to leave a lasting mark on shifting sand!
Thessaly Danes
"Dark Fawn Ire," Turin Brakes originally "Dark On Fire"
Harriet Henderson
"Ark Dawn Fire," Turin Brakes originally "Dark On Fire"
Harriet Henderson
"Shark Dips," Cycle Sluts From Hell originally "Dark Ships"
Margo Gram
"Gnarling Dicky," Prince & the Revolution originally "Darling Nikki"
Rosie Finch
"The Eight Debenture," Mark Lowry originally "The Date Adventure"
Christian Wright
"The Ate Debenture," Mark Lowry originally "The Date Adventure"
Mark ate so much, he acquired a big tab.
Christian Wright
"Tray Dipper," The Beatles originally "Day Tripper"
Regina Haniger
"Bays Go Die," Dirty Vegas originally "Days Go By"
Reese Witherspoonerism
"Tray Dipper," The Beatles originally "Daytripper"
Beegles
"Said Dell," Papa Roach originally "Dead Cell"
Lizzie
"Head In Dollywood," Murderdolls originally "Dead In Hollywood"
Linda Radnil
"Wed In Dolly Hood," Murderdolls originally "Dead In Hollywood"
Linda Radnil
"Med Deet," Bush originally "Dead Meat"
Can an insect repellant count as a medicine?
Gina Munroe
"Med On The Dunny," Andy Taylor originally "Dead On The Money"
Dunny = Australian slang for "potty".
Adrienne Schnell
"Lead Dinger For Rove," Meat Loaf originally "Dead Ringer For Love"
cyslexiD diK
"Lead Ringer For Dove," Meat Laof originally "Dead Ringer For Love "
Joanna Whitmire
"Said Dull," Sworn In originally "Dead Soul"
Garrison
"The Bed Cleat Dub," The B-52s originally "The Deadbeat Club"
What are bed cleats and how can they be dubbed?
Carla Jorgensen
"Beer Den," Jennifer Lopez originally "Dear Ben"
Don Corleona Lewis
"Gear Dodd," XTC originally "Dear God"
brit
"Peer Darts And Gentle Heap'll," Dinah Shore originally "Dear Hearts And Gentle People"
As in "a gentle heap'll work wonders for you".
Julia Cox
"Deer Parts And Gentle Heap'll," Dinah Shore originally "Dear Hearts And Gentle People"
As in "a gentle heap'll work wonders for you".
Julia Cox
"Jeer Hearts And Dental People," Dinah Shore originally "Dear Hearts And Gentle People"
Amber Malone
"Hear Darts And Gentle People," Dinah Shore originally "Dear Hearts And Gentle People"
Hear darts hitting the dart board?
Julia Cox
"Rear Medea," All Time Low originally "Dear Maria"
Medea = a sorceress in Greek Myth
Doug Graves
"Near Old Dickie," Nicki Minaj originally "Dear Old Nicki"
Reese Witherspoonerism
"Meth And The Day Den," Elemeno P originally "Death And The Maiden"
Amber D'Allesio
"Heck, The Dalls," Traditional originally "Deck The Halls"
As in Dall Sheep
Donna Rand Blitzen
"Heck! The Dalls With Howls Of Bali," Traditional originally "Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly"
Dall sheep mimic calls of some beast from Bali?
Donna Rand Blitzen
"Deep Sin - Eyed," Mary J. Blige originally "Deep Inside"
Regina Haniger
"Seep In Dyed," Mary J. Blige originally "Deep Inside"
Regina Haniger
"Dye Seeped In," Mary J. Blige originally "Deep Inside"
Regina Haniger
"Deeper Blade Of Shoe," Steps originally "Deeper Shade Of Blue"
Zodma Kitten
"Bleeper Shade Of Dew," Steps originally "Deeper Shade Of Blue"
Zodma Kitten
"Here In The Dead Lights," Owl City originally "Deer In The Headlights"
Harriet Henderson
"Lear In The Dead Heights," Owl City originally "Deer In The Headlights"
Harriet Henderson
"Deer In The Lead Heights," Owl City originally "Deer In The Headlights"
Harriet Henderson
"Hears In Devon," Green Bloodied Hound Dogs originally "Deers In Heaven"
One hears WHAT in Devon?
Brianna Holden
"Mike's Ramrods," After The Fire originally "Der Kommissar"
Lucille Ball sized hail
"Devil Grate Dive," Suzi Quatro originally "Devil Gate Drive"
Samantha Wayland
"The Neville, You Go! Dodd Is A Man.," Face To Face originally "The Devil You Know (God Is A Man)"
Natalie Snortman
"The Devil You Go! Nod Is A Man.," Face To Face originally "The Devil You Know (God Is A Man)"
Natalie Snortman
"Ye Voted To Do," The Everly Brothers originally "Devoted To You"
To do what?
Marge Pegram
"Mile High Dart," The Boys originally "Dial My Heart"
Cape Canaveral Lavigne
"Dial High Mart," The Boys originally "Dial My Heart"
Vicky Norton
"Didn't I Mow Your Blind," New Kids On The Block originally "Didn't I Blow Your Mind"
The grass had gotten too high in your duck blind.
Doug Wells
"Sigh "Dye The Board"," Slayer originally "Die By The Sword"
Olivia Tame
"Bye You Dastard," Motorhead originally "Die You Bastard"
Lucille Ball sized hail
"Turdy Dog," Damn Yankees originally "Dirty Dog"
Regina Haniger
"Wordy Daughter," The Standells originally "Dirty Water"
Oldtimer
"Piss A Deer," Hoobastank originally "Disappear"
Amber Wayland
"Kiss De Hippo," Play originally "Disco Hippie"
He-he! That's funny.
Karen Smith
"Clue: I Make Myself Dear," Sugar Pie De Santo originally "Do I Make Myself Clear"
Lydia Helton
"Chew The Funky Dicken," Rufus Thomas originally "Do The Funky Chicken"
Live Devil
"Few The Chunky Dicken," Rufus Thomas originally "Do The Funky Chicken"
Soul
"Chew The Dunky Ficken," Rufus Thomas originally "Do The Funky Chicken"
Live Devil
"Sue, You Feel The Dame," Silverchair originally "Do You Feel The Same"
Cape Canaveral Lavigne
"Do You Seal The Fame?," New Found Glory originally "Do You Feel The Same?"
Lou Quilson
"You Do Wanna Make Love," Peter McCann originally "Do You Wanna Make Love?"
Answers the question!
Adrienne Schnell
"Woo To Daunt You," Franz Ferdinand originally "Do You Want To"
Renee Sutton
"Do Two Want You?," Franz Ferdinand originally "Do You Want To"
Emily Lime
"Hall Douse," Melanie Martinez originally "Dollhouse"
Lefty Lucy
"Toned," Elvis Presley originally "Don't"
MOR
"Don't Eye Kraut Loud," Melissa Manchester originally "Don't Cry Out Loud"
Can one eye anything loudly?
Andy Gibb's Free Energy
"Don't Paula Fart On Me Tonight," Bob Dylan originally "Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight"
Amanda Svenson
"Won't Go A Day," Oasis originally "Don't Go Away"
Marge Pegram
"Don't Heave Loam," Dido originally "Don't Leave Home"
Loam = a certain kind of sandy clay soil
Evil Olive
"Don't Weave Me This Lay," Thelma Houston originally "Don't Leave Me This Way"
Norah Bones
"Won't Leave Me This Day," Thelma Houston originally "Don't Leave Me This Way"
Raphael
"Don't Get Low," Roy Hamilton originally "Don't Let Go"
Julia Farda
"Don't Get Him Low," REO Speedwagon originally "Don't Let Him Go"
Regina Haniger
"Don't Let The Gun Sew Down On Me," Elton John originally "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"
I always hate it when that happens!
Stephanie Craddock
"Don't Set The Gun Low Down On Me," Elton John originally "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"
Natasha Bly
"Won't Make Me Date For Love," Kenny G originally "Don't Make Me Wait For Love"
Penelope Beckinsale
"Don't Wake Me, Mate, For Love," Kenny G originally "Don't Make Me Wait For Love"
Penelope Beckinsale
"Won't Make Me Late For Dove," Kenny G originally "Don't Make Me Wait For Love"
Penelope Beckinsale
"Don't Hunk With My Fart," Black-Eyed Peas originally "Don't Phunk WIth My Heart"
Courtney (about as bad as tennis elbow)
"Don't Shit On My Jimmy Sands," Richard Thompson originally "Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands"
That would stink!
obscene
"Don't Stand A Bart," Reel Big Fish originally "Don't Start A Band"
Penelope Beckinsale
"Don't Mop The Stew, Zeke," Rihanna originally "Don't Stop The Music"
Bambi (one with a gall bladder)
"Don't Stalk To Rangers," Rick Springfield originally "Don't Talk To Strangers"
Rocky
"Don't Think Trice, It's All White," Bob Dylan originally "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"
Trice = an infinitesimal period of time
Raphael
"Don't Threaten Tea with a Good Mime," Panic! At The Disco originally "Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time"
Emily
"Won't Date," Dashboard Confessional originally "Don't Wait"
Lizzie
"Won't Walk A Day," Miley Cyrus originally "Don't Walk Away"
Audrey Ruiz
"Don't Wanna Use Loo," Gloria Estefan originally "Don't Wanna Lose You"
Gloria goes "roughing it" in the wilderness?
Stan E. Cox-Hyde
"Don't Wanna Use Lou," Gloria Estefan originally "Don't Wanna Lose You"
Stan E. Cox-Hyde
"Won't Daunt You Back," Backstreet Boys originally "Don't Want You Back"
Trevor Overt
"Won't You Daunt Me," Human League originally "Don't You Want Me"
Yvonne Sindri
"Roun' By The Daisy Liver," The Osmonds originally "Down By The Lazy River"
Melissa Conway
"Wound by the Daughter," PJ Harvey originally "Down by the Water"
"Wound" pronounced with the same vowel as "down".
B1982
"Down In The Dune Box," Billy Joe Royal originally "Down In The Boondocks"
Marlene L. Ram
"Noun is the Dew Up," Radiohead originally "Down is the New Up"
Lizzie
"Drown The Ode," Marcia Ball originally "Down The Road"
Ron N. O'Connor
"Town Down Train," Tom Waits originally "Downtown Train"
Sutch
"Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hive," Men At Work originally "Dr. Heckle And Mr. Jive"
Would the book become "Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jyde"?
Spraychel Spray
"Gnaw Me Drearer," Meredith Andrews originally "Draw Me Nearer"
Carmen Vortex Street
"Draw Knee Mirror," Meredith Andrews originally "Draw Me Nearer"
Doug Graves
"Barbed Yam," Roy Orbison originally "Dream Baby"
St. Peter Tork Soap Dispenser
"Reaming Daydream," Crown Heights Affair originally "Dreaming A Dream"
Lydia Helton
"Dreaming Day Ream," Crown Heights Affair originally "Dreaming A Dream"
Lydia Helton
"Reaming In Dread," The Calling originally "Dreaming In Red"
Mary Byram
"Dreaming With Ears In My Ties," U2 originally "Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes"
Consta Pate
"Beams Go Dry," Harry Chapin originally "Dreams Go By"
Rick O'Shea
"Thrilled a Mire Dew Why Cheek," Blue October originally "Drilled a Wire Through My Cheek"
That makes no sense at all.
Lizzie
"Pop The Dry Lit," Joan Armatrading originally "Drop The Pilot"
MOR
"Prop The Dial-It," Joan Armatrading originally "Drop The Pilot"
Rocky
"Town In My Drone Ears," Don Shirley originally "Drown In My Own Tears"
Mare Ego Round
"Town In Dry Moan Ears," The Smithereens originally "Drown In My Own Tears"
R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"Bum And Drone," Elvis Costello originally "Drum And Bone"
Alex Aerni
"Punk Din Raris," Type O Negative originally "Drunk In Paris"
Hardrock Harry
"Rapid Ink Runs," Type O Negative originally "Drunk In Paris"
Harry Truman Capote
"Pair Drink Sun," Type O Negative originally "Drunk In Paris"
Harry Truman Capote
"Raid Pink Urns," Type O Negative originally "Drunk In Paris"
Harry Truman Capote
"Drinks Up Rain," Type O Negative originally "Drunk In Paris"
Harry Truman Capote
"Khinghis Dschan," Dschinghis Khan originally "Dschinghis Khan"
It's pronounced "Jingis Khan", thus "King is John"
Dylan Baranski
"Mummy Dan," BONE thugs-n-harmony originally "Dummy Man"
Connie Brady
"Trump Duck," Blind Melon originally "Dump Truck"
He bought the AFLAC duck and served it to Ivanka.
Rocky
"Duck Trump," Blind Melon originally "Dumptruck"
Watch you head, Donald!
Josh
"Must Devil Dan," Angel Pam West originally "Dust Devil Man"
Angelina Laide
"My Duh Night," Jamiroquai originally "Dynamite"
Natalie Portmanteau Word
"Dime A Night," Jamiroquai originally "Dynamite"
Cal Amari

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