Misheard Zeppelin Lyrics
Written by Brian   
Sunday, 23 December 2007 19:00
Whoopee Cat - Misheard Zeppelin Lyrics - The Hedgerow 

How many times have you sung a song, and years later realize you had the lyrics wrong?   That's what Whoopee Cat is all about.  'Whoopee Cat' comes from Misty Mountain Hop, where the line is actually "Would we care, to all get in line."

Do you have any lines you misheard?  Please add them to the list below. 

This is an archive of a page from the old Hedgerow.net website, circa 1999. It is no longer interactive, but it certainly is fun to read again after all these years. 

Whoopee Cat is the working title for this.  I wonder, it makes me wonder, if this area should stay with the stairway motif and maybe call it Sprinkling May Queen.  But it's not as 'catchy' as Whoopee Cat'.  
Comments, suggestions?? 

First, you can find one of the original sites here: www.kissthisguy.com 

Listening to the Beatles recently and I heard "a girl with colitis goes by."

Misheard: I ain't joking woman I've got to Rambo...
Origin: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Actual: I ain't joking woman I've really got to ramble...
Submitted_by: Sani


Misheard: "And I'll run in the rain til I'm breastless. And when I'm friendless, I'll run til I drop."
Origin: Fool in the Rain
Actual: "And I'll run in the rain til I'm breathless. And when I'm breathless, I'll run til I drop."
Submitted_by: Shannon Reilly


Misheard: "The Queen of Light took her bow, and then she turned to gold."
Origin: Battle of Evermore
Actual: "The Queen of Light took her bow, and then she turned to go."
Submitted_by: Shannon Reilly


Misheard: "It's just the sprinklies for the baked wheat."
Origin: Stairway to Heaven
Actual: "It's just a spring clean for the May Queen."
Submitted_by: Shannon Reilly ... I'm sorry Jimmy and Rob ... but I've never heard of a goddamed May Queen .... :)


Misheard: Deh-mon-STRATOR  (ie. "activist")
Origin: Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Destroyer
Actual: ...Strider!
Submitted_by:


Misheard: I could lay you on the road
Origin: Trampled Under Foot
Actual: I like the way you hold the road
Submitted_by:


Misheard: "I've got sperm in the heat of the morning No cum in the heat of the day Spend all my time I've been wasted Watchin' the woman go astray
Origin: Hots On For Nowhere
Actual: "I was burned in the heat of the moment Oh! It could have been the heat of the day When I learned how my time had been wasted Dear fellows I turned away
Submitted_by: Kap the Zap


Misheard: "My sister, she taught me to roll, I rolled a joint tonight, nobody's fault but mine..."
Origin: Nobody's Fault But Mine (No Quarter version)
Actual: Hmm... according to Electric Magic, the lyrics are- "Devil he told me to roll, devil he told me to roll, how to roll the log tonight, nobody's fault but mine..."
Submitted_by: Sarita


Misheard: "And everyone looks down the road!"
Origin: "Stairway To Heaven"
Actual: "And as we wind on down the road"
Submitted_by: Humayun/Octane


Misheard: And the flatware's flying / There's a new plate in your hand
Origin: The Rover
Actual: And the flag we're flying / Is a new flag on the land
Submitted_by: Stephania, who thought this was a song about trashing hotels and throwing kitchenware.


Misheard: I can't play the flute no more
Origin: That's The Way
Actual: I can't play with you no more
Submitted_by: Stephania, who can remember thinking "That's interesting.   I didn't know Percy played the flute in the first place."


Misheard: going to california with an aching and my hardon
Origin: Going to california
Actual: Going to california with an aching in my heart
Submitted_by: Stonerfish


Misheard: Little rubber band and he wants to come and play
Origin: How many more times
Actual: Little robert anthony wants to come and play
Submitted_by: stonerfish


Misheard: "Secret Elvis of the gentle race"
Origin: Kashmir
Actual: "To sit with elders of the gentle race"
Submitted_by: Rebecca


Misheard: Kinda makes me feel sometimes, didn't have to go- we are eagles, all of us, got so far to go.  AND, There you sit in my dreams with great surprise to me...
Origin: Ten Years Gone
Actual: Kind of makes makes me feel sometimes, Didn't have to grow.     We are eagles of one nest, The nest is in our soul.  AND, Vixen in my dreams, with great surprise to me...
Submitted_by: Jo


Misheard: If the bastard led me to that place
Origin: Kashmir
Actual: Heed the path that led me to that place
Submitted_by: kitty, who at first thought, "WOW, this is the first swear word in a Zep song since 'hell'!"


Misheard: "....and the ring lay shroud in black."
Origin: Battle of Evermore
Actual: "....and the ringraiths ride in black."
Submitted_by: Frank.


Misheard: whoopie cat
Origin: misty moutain hop
Actual: whould we care
Submitted_by: ~Rachel~ (i felt dumb when i found out the real words lol!)


Misheard: "And as we whine on down the road..."
Origin: Stairway to Heaven
Actual: "And as we wind on down the road..."
Submitted_by: Terra


Misheard: I got a woman wanna bone all day
Origin: Hey,Hey What Can I Do?
Actual: I got a woman wanna ball all day
Submitted_by: M.A.L.


Misheard: "Don't they know the devil wins." (At very end of song)
Origin: Down By the Seaside
Actual: "Don't they know that they're goin' ".
Submitted_by: Claude Nobs


Misheard: I've said yes back in schoolin'
Origin: Whole lotta love
Actual: I'm gonna sent ya back in schoolin
Submitted_by: Frodo


Misheard: "All the good times baby I've been misern'in"?!?! Robert always sings it this way live and I believe he sings this nonsense because it sounds good and is easy to remeber!
Origin: Live versions of "Whole Lotta Love"
Actual: "All the good times baby I've been a yearnin'" and later "all the good times baby I've been misusing" (I Believe!)
Submitted_by: Allen in Houston


Misheard: Now man, you gotta take time to pose and get down on the ground. Well, I'm the best all around.
Origin: Hots on for Nowhere
Actual: Now and then you gotta take time to pause and if you're down on the ground.  It's the best hope around...
Submitted_by: jan


Misheard: It's a bitchy, bitchy habit in motion sick enhanced
Origin: For Your Life
Actual: Exhibition habit, emotion second hand.
Submitted_by: jan


Misheard: oh my cheezit
Origin: in my time of dying
Actual: oh my jesus
Submitted_by: candl


Misheard: I tell all my friends to fuck off
Origin: Hots on for Nowhere
Actual: I've got friends who will give me some all (from Achilles Last Stand Site)
Submitted_by: rustyq


Misheard: "Tied Dyed In the Sunrise....."
Origin: The Battle of Evermore
Actual: "Tired Eyes on the sunrise"
Submitted_by: Digg


Misheard: We are eagles of one nest, the nest is yet unsold
Origin: "Ten Years Gone"
Actual: We are eagles of one nest, the nest is in our souls
Submitted_by: Stairway


Misheard: with a purple operetta and a fisted hand
Origin: Livin Lovin Maid
Actual: with a purple umbrella and a fifty cent hat
Submitted_by: Janet


Misheard: my woman is O-K-Oh
Origin: woman from Tokyo
Actual: my woman from Tokyo
Submitted_by: ktcat


Misheard: i don`t care what the people say, I know where thier jobs are at
Origin: heartbreaker
Actual: ........I know where their jive is at
Submitted_by: ktcat65


Misheard: "to sit with Elvis in the gentle rain" (sounded good to me)
Origin: Kashmir
Actual: "to sit with elders of the gentle race"
Submitted_by: Stephanie


Misheard: It's just a sprinkling for the bakery
Origin: stairway to heaven
Actual: it's just a spring clean for the May Queen
Submitted_by: karentroyer


Misheard: I sure was stoneder than I showed
Origin: Stairway to Heaven
Actual: Our Shadows taller than our souls
Submitted_by: karentroyer@


Misheard: Got a date, can't be late when the held high hammers fall
Origin: THE OCEAN
Actual: Got a date, can't be late for the high hopes hailla ball
Submitted_by: Petto (I still hear my own lyrics...)


Misheard: Can I make your garden gold?
Origin: Houses Of The Holy
Actual: Can I make your garden grow?
Submitted_by: Goldberry


Misheard: must have when of them new found new found thats alright
Origin: Since I've Been Loving You
Actual: must have one of them new fangled new fangled back door man (or something)
Submitted_by: mayor mcheese


Misheard: many is a word that only let us kissin'
Origin: over the hills and far away
Actual: many is a word that only leaves guessin'
Submitted_by: me


Misheard: My sister she taught me to roll that joint of mine, nobody's fault but mine
Origin: Nobody's  Fault but Mine
Actual: Devil he told me to roll that log tonight, etc.
Submitted_by: kittycatluck


 


Misheard: Fight the whore, sing and cry (I thought it sounded good)
Origin: Immigrant Song
Actual: To fight the horde, singing and crying
Submitted_by: NeLLiE


Misheard: and if you listen very high the tune will come to you at last
Origin: stairway to heaven
Actual: and if you listen very hard the tune will come to you at last
Submitted_by: japo


Misheard: They sent you a tie clasp
Origin: Hound Dog, or it could be some other Elvis song
Actual: They said you was high class
Submitted_by: Beff


Misheard: And if you isn't very hard, the goon will come to you, alas...
Origin: Stairway To Heaven
Actual: And if you listen very hard, the tune will come to you at last...
Submitted_by: Zep Chick


Misheard: Livin' lovin, doin' the walrus
Origin: Livin Lovin Maid
Actual: Livin, lovin, she's just a woman
Submitted_by: Jeppie


Misheard: the darc light is a hoar tonight
Origin: battle of ever more
Actual: the dark lord rides in force tonight
Submitted_by: bob


Misheard: sit with elvis on the dinner race
Origin: kashmir
Actual: Sit with elders of a gentle race
Submitted_by: want 2 have sex with Percy!!!


Misheard: doesnt the darkest knight seem to remorse
Origin: battle of evermore
Actual: dance in the dark of night, Sing to the morning light.
Submitted_by: Percy luver


Misheard: i didn't know this but he had really dark hair
Origin: misty mountain hop
Actual: I didn't notice but it had got very dark and
Submitted_by: a erson who always gets percys words wrong...


Misheard: Her name is brown, I want her back, you know airy dill
Origin: Celebration Day
Actual: her name is brown or white or black,you know her very well
Submitted_by: caballero


Misheard: Fix it in my dreams...great surprise to me
Origin: Ten Years Gone
Actual: Vixen in my dreams...
Submitted_by: jimrob


Misheard: Soul of a woman was created for love
Origin: Dazed&Confuzed
Actual: Soul of a woman was created below
Submitted_by: Bruisekath


Misheard: Heartbreaker, you tiredless cunt, can't take your evil ways
Origin: Heartbreaker
Actual: Heartbreaker, your time has come, can't take your evil way;
Submitted_by: Longtime LZ Fan


Misheard: optomicle thing at the school
Origin: audience rap before The Song Remains The Same (sound track)
Actual: an apt title for a thing thats called...
Submitted_by: strasin


Misheard: I GOT A PHONE IN MY PAJAMAS
Origin: MOTHERLESS CHILD-RICHIE HAVENS-WOODSTOCK
Actual:
Submitted_by: H. MOORE


Misheard: And the son that I thought would grow older
Origin: Fool in The Rain
Actual: And the storm that I thought would blow over
Submitted_by: Rocco


Misheard: you need kool aide
Origin: whole lotta love
Actual: you need coolin
Submitted_by: joe


Misheard: theres a bathroom on the right
Origin: bad moon rising
Actual: theres a bad moon on the rise
Submitted_by: alandnaracing


Misheard: if i drink too much at night, somebody please bring me home
Origin: I'm Gonna Crawl
Actual: if i dream too much at night, somebody please bring me down
Submitted_by: TangerinEvermore


Misheard: "Trying to find a woman who's never, never, never been balled"
Origin: Going To California
Actual: "Trying to find a woman who's never, never, never been Born"
Submitted_by: SusieQ


Misheard: i sit with elvis on the dinner race
Origin: kashmir
Actual: i sit with elders of a gentle race
Submitted_by: grr rob..ilove...


Misheard: All The Good Times I've Been Mesernin
Origin: Whole Lotta Love
Actual: All The Good Times I've Been Deservin
Submitted_by: robertcrandall


Misheard: The Police Have My Dad
Origin: I want to wish you a merry Christmas Jose Felciano
Actual: Feliz Navidad
Submitted_by: robertcrandall


Misheard: Watch Out Watch Out Natrum
Origin: Bring It On Home-Led Zep 2
Actual: Watch Out Watch Out Make Room
Submitted_by: J T G


Misheard: Measuring the sumless days, I only find its years away to grave..
Origin: Tangerine
Actual: Electric Magic: Measuring a summer's day, I only finds it slips away to grey...
Submitted_by: Astro Man


Misheard: Whatcha' missin' messing round with Molly Wringwald
Origin: Bron-y aur stomp
Actual: whatca missing messin round them brick walls
Submitted_by: Tweezey


Misheard: Oh my teeth hurt
Origin: In My Time of Dying
Actual: Oh my Jesus
Submitted_by: zzzzzz-woman


Misheard: "Just a fool waiting on the wrong blonde."
Origin: Fool in the Rain
Actual: "Just a fool waiting on the wrong block." The entire meaning of the song changes with the word.
Submitted_by: APV


Misheard: Ooh, lucky lady
Origin: Dude looks like a lady
Actual: Dude looks like a lady
Submitted_by: betty2booper


Misheard: the kisses from the sun, the sweet identity
Origin: Around the world
Actual: the kisses from the sun, so glad I didn't blink
Submitted_by: plompitas


Misheard: is the song about denial and unreturned love or did he just wind up on the wrong corner? or both?
Origin: fool in the rain
Actual:
Submitted_by: prncssprttygrl


Misheard: Ain't no companion like a poor eyed pearl
Origin: Bron-y-aur Stomp
Actual: Ain't no companion like a blue eyed girl (merle?) -- Who knows?
Submitted_by: SwanSong


Misheard: I got a date i can't be late for the hellhound's on my trail
Origin: the ocean
Actual: i got a date i can't be late for the high hopes hailla bail
Submitted_by: Ed


Misheard: "And every wino down the road"
Origin: Stairway to Heaven
Actual: "And as we wind on down the road"
Submitted_by: Gabriel Grijalva (Phoenix,Az.)


Misheard: Trippin' blues is president as the evening starts to glow
Origin: Dancing Days
Actual: Sippin' booze is precedent as the evening starts to glow <--says electric magic
Submitted_by: LDZeppelin85-->i still think im right


Misheard: i got a date i can't be late for the high hopes hailla bail
Origin: The Ocean
Actual: It's a blues reference to the 'hell hounds' but hey, we had the insert
Submitted_by: two hot milfs


Misheard: harvey the hot dog
Origin: How Many More Times
Actual: call me the hunter
Submitted_by: ZepperDude


Misheard: This is the path that no one knows
Origin: No Quarter - Houses of The Holy
Actual: This is the path that no one goes
Submitted_by: PhysicalThomas


Misheard: If we all call the Jews
Origin: Stairway to Heaven
Actual: If we call call the tune
Submitted_by: LP_page


Misheard: yo wallamy's back in town
Origin: heartbreaker
Actual: you know that annies back in town
Submitted_by:


Misheard: I got that spell on you
Origin: Got my mind set on you
Actual: I've got my mind set on you
Submitted_by: Shana & Sean


Misheard: My momma does cocaine oh
Origin: My woman from tokyo
Actual: my woman from tokyo
Submitted_by: Shana & Sean


Misheard: with a perckle elivator and a fifty cent hat
Origin: heart breaker
Actual: with a purple umbrella and a fifty cent hat
Submitted_by: I heard it right the first time thought that can't be right relistened to the song and heard it wrong either way not too much sence in tat line but good either way


Misheard: Oooh,I feel so strange lookin' at the door, Ahhh, tryin' hard to have a challenge (I know that this version sux, but who cares?)
Origin: Walter's Walk
Actual: Oooh, don't it feel so strange lookin' at the door, Ahhh, tryin' hard to change but can't let go
Submitted_by: Italian Frank Zappa fan


Misheard: They call me the gunner
Origin: How Many More Times
Actual: They call me the hunter
Submitted_by: ItalianFrankZappaFan


Misheard: Tamuhi
Origin: Darlene
Actual: Darlene (who can know what rob actually says?? :-))) )
Submitted_by: ItalianFrankZappaFan


Misheard: there's a bathroom on the right
Origin: ccr - there's a bad moon on the rise
Actual: there's a bad moon on the rise
Submitted_by: ben-caught my lil bro singing this when we were kids. ha ha


Misheard: It'll rub it under me once you come and play
Origin: How Many More Times
Actual: Little Robert Anthony want to come and play
Submitted_by: BP


Misheard: If we could just go higher
Origin: The Rover
Actual: If we could just join hands
Submitted_by: BP


Misheard: And ruin dreams of me on you, so babe.
Origin: Four Sticks
Actual: And ruin dreams that we all knew so, babe.
Submitted_by: BP


Misheard: They call me the hot-dog
Origin: How Many More Times
Actual: They call me the hunter
Submitted_by: Brigitte Bethke


Misheard: hey hey baby the way you walk that way watch your heartache drip can keep way
Origin: black dog
Actual: watch your honey drip cant keep away
Submitted_by: jimmypage '59


Misheard: I should've stolen an I sold
Origin: Stairway To Heaven
Actual: ...our shadows taller than our soul...
Submitted_by: Habs Fan


Quote: Throw me a line, if I read you the time...
Origin: "Going To California"
Comments: Throw me a line if I reach it in time...
Submitted_by: Mike Caldwell


Quote: And there's a whino down the road, I shoulda stolen what I sold
Origin: "Stairway To Heaven"
Comments: And as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our soul
Submitted_by: Mike Caldwell, when he was young and stupid (now he's old and stupid)


Quote: Since you're gone I got the Minnesota Blues
Origin: Mess of the Blues (Whole Lotta Love 71 BBC)
Comments: Since you're gone I got a mess o' the blues
Submitted_by: Dave Mangin


Quote: Been Hazed and abused getting drunk over booze! (Take on college initiations)
Origin: Dazed And Confused
Comments: Been dazed and confused for so long its not true!
Submitted_by: Michael Carpenter ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Quote: "Ride a white man in the footsteps of dawn/ tryin' to find a woman who's never never never been boned"
Origin: Going to California
Comments: "ride a white mare...never been born."
Submitted_by: Lori (a *naughty* girl!!)


Quote: "Revlon!" (as in the makeup company, haha)
Origin: Ramble On
Comments: "Ramble on" (from chorus)
Submitted_by: Lori


Quote: "With a purple operator and-a 50 cent hair"
Origin: Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
Comments: "With a purple umbrella and a 50-cent hat"
Submitted_by: Lori (Loralei)


Quote: her name is frualien wallenbach,you know her very well.
Origin: celebration day
Comments: her name is brown or white or black,you know her very well.
Submitted_by: karl holden


Quote: Whoopie Cat
Origin: Misty Mountain Hop
Comments: Would we care...
Submitted_by: Lee McC (Who had a cat named Whoopie Cat)


Quote: You're down on the ground, and you feel so around, and you're drivin' a Polka Dot Olds.
Origin: Hots On For Nowhere - Presence
Comments: P.D.O.  Should be "Boat without oars..."
Submitted_by: Lee McC.


Quote: *You are the sunlight in my groin* <-- I like this lyric the best :)
Origin: The Rain Song
Comments: *You are the sunlight in my growing*
Submitted_by: Sarita

 
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