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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 lyrics.

Lyrics Spoonerisms, Traditional

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Traditional's, "America The Beautiful"
The Lyrics:
Oh, beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
Why:
Oh, beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber graves of Wayne,
Submitted by: Tiffany Furlong
Traditional's, "Away In A Manger"
The Lyrics:
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care.
And take us to Heaven
To live with Thee there.
Why:
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender hair.
And take us to Kevin
To live with Thee there.
Submitted by: Toni Minot
Traditional's, "Away In A Manger"
The Lyrics:
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
Why:
The little Lord Jesus a heap on the sleigh.
Submitted by: Tiffany Furlong
Traditional's, "Battle Hymn Of The Republic"
The Lyrics:
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps.
Why:
I can read His righteous sentence by the phlegm and daring lamps.
Submitted by: Tiffany Furlong
Traditional's, "Buffalo Gals"
The Lyrics:
Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight
And dance by the light of the Moon.
Why:
Buffalo gals, won't you numb out to kite
And lance by the might of the dune.
Submitted by: Bridget Andrews
Traditional's, "Buffalo Gals"
The Lyrics:
Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight
And dance by the light of the Moon.
Why:
Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight
And dance by the might of the loon.
Submitted by: Mary Jane Weed
Traditional's, "Camptown Races"
The Lyrics:
I bet my money on de bobtail nag.
Somebody bet on de bay.
Why:
I met my bunny on de bobtail nag.
Somebody bet on bidet.
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Traditional's, "Camptown Races"
The Lyrics:
I bet my money on de bobtail nag.
Somebody bet on de bay.
Why:
I met my bunny on de knob bale tag.
Somebody debt on bidet.
Submitted by: Doodah Bobo
Traditional's, "Christians, Awake"
The Lyrics:
With them the gladsome tidings first begun
Of God incarnate and the Virgin's Son.
Why:
With them the gladsome tidings first begun
Of sod incarnate and the Virgin's gun.
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD
Traditional's, "Deck The Halls"
The Lyrics:
Heedless of the wind and weather
Why:
Weedless of the wind and Heather
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Traditional's, "Doxology"
The Lyrics:
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Why:
Craze Him, all preachers here below.
Submitted by: Natasha Bly
Traditional's, "Frosty The Snowman"
The Lyrics:
But he waved goodbye, saying "Don't you cry,"
Why:
But he craved goodbye, saying "Won't you die,"
Submitted by: Adlai Alda
Traditional's, "Frosty The Snowman"
The Lyrics:
Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul.
Why:
Frosty the Snowman was a Holly sappy jowl.
Submitted by: Adlai Alda
Traditional's, "Frosty The Snowman"
The Lyrics:
Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul.
Why:
Frosty the Snowman was a jolly sappy hole.
Submitted by: Adlai Alda
Traditional's, "Frosty The Snowman"
The Lyrics:
Frosty the snowman had to hurry on his way.
Why:
Frosty the snowman had to worry on his hay.
Submitted by: Bridget Andrews
Traditional's, "Gloria Patri"
The Lyrics:
Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
Why:
Gory flea to the bother,
And Sue the Hun and to the goalie toast.
Submitted by: Tess O. Gosset
Traditional's, "Gloria Patri"
The Lyrics:
Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
Why:
Gory flea to the bother,
And to the Son and to the goalie host.
Submitted by: Tess O. Gosset
Traditional's, "Hark! The Herald Hangels Sing"
The Lyrics:
Glory to the newborn King!
Why:
Glory to the new corn, Bing!
Submitted by: Nicole Velocin
Traditional's, "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing"
The Lyrics:
Born that man no more may die
Why:
Mourn that ban, no more may die
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Traditional's, "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing"
The Lyrics:
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die.
Why:
Mild he blaze his lory guy,
Morn that Dan no more may buy.
Submitted by: Kris Kringle Aguilera
Traditional's, "Here We Come A-Wassailing"
The Lyrics:
And God bless you and send you a happy new year
Why:
And nod bless you and send you a happy goo year
Submitted by: Reese Witherspoonerism
Traditional's, "Here We Come A-Wassailing"
The Lyrics:
God bless the master of this house
Why:
God mess the blaster of this house
Submitted by: Mark Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Traditional's, "Here We Come A-Wassailing"
The Lyrics:
God bless the master of this house
Why:
Hod guess the blaster of this mouse
Submitted by: Mark Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Traditional's, "Jingle Bells"
The Lyrics:
Jingle bells
Jingle bell
Jingle all the was
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.
Why:
Jingle bells
Jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-arse hopin' sleigh.
Submitted by: Santa Paws
Traditional's, "Jingle Bells"
The Lyrics:
Jingle bells
Jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
Why:
Jingle bells
Jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-arse slopin' hay.
Submitted by: Traditional
Traditional's, "Jingle Bells"
The Lyrics:
Just get a bob tail nag
Why:
Just bit a knob tail gag
OR Just knit a bob tail gag
OR Just bit a gob nail tag
Submitted by: Mark Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Traditional's, "Near The Cross"
The Lyrics:
Near the cross, near the cross,
Be my glory ever,
'Til my ransomed soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.
Why:
Near the cross, near the cross,
Be my glory ever,
'Til my handsome roll shall find
Rest beyond the river.
Submitted by: Ingrid McCannless
Traditional's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
The Lyrics:
He's a-makin' a list,
Why:
He's a lake in a mist,
Submitted by: Kris Kringle Aguilera
Traditional's, "Sing A Song Of Sixpence"
The Lyrics:
Sing a song of sixpence, a pocketful of rye
Why:
Sing a song of picks sense, a rocket full of pie
Submitted by: Scarlett Lopez
Traditional's, "Sing A Song Of Sixpence"
The Lyrics:
Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocketful of rye.
Why:
Sing a song of picks sense,
A rocket full of pie.
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla
Traditional's, "Sing A Song Of Sixpence"
The Lyrics:
Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocketful of rye.
Why:
Sing a song of picks sense,
A rocket full of pie.
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla
Traditional's, "The Holly And The Ivy"
The Lyrics:
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good.
Why:
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do sore pinners good.
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Traditional's, "The Holly And The Ivy"
The Lyrics:
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good.
Why:
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to sue door pinners good.
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Traditional's, "The Holly And The Ivy"
The Lyrics:
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good.
Why:
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to sue poor dinners good.
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Traditional's, "The Holly And The Ivy"
The Lyrics:
O the rising of the Sun and the running of the deer
Why:
O the sizing of the run and the dunning of the rear
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Traditional's, "The Lord's Prayer"
The Lyrics:
Give us this day our daily bread.
Why:
Give us this day our Bailey dread.
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Traditional's, "Up On The Housetop"
The Lyrics:
Here is a hammer and lots of tacks,
Also a ball and a whip that cracks.
Why:
Tear is a hammer and lots of hacks,
Also a ball and a crypt that whacks.
OR Tear is a hammer and lots of hacks,
Also a crawl and a whip that backs.
Submitted by: Bridget Andrews
Traditional's, "What Child Is This?"
The Lyrics:
The cross be borne for me, for you
Why:
The cross be morn for bee, for you
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Traditional's, "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks"
The Lyrics:
And glory shone around.
Why:
And Lori shown aground.
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Traditional's, "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks"
The Lyrics:
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground
Why:
While shepherds watched their knocks by flight,
All greeted on the sound
Submitted by: Kris Kringle Aguilera

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