Dead Men File No Claims


Reprinted from Songworm 3
This parody was sung by Leslie Fish on Tapeworm 3

Parody of “Hyenas”, words by Rudyard Kipling , music by Leslie Fish

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Parody lyrics ©3/1/88 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

Em
Aft
er the Bm
lyri
cist s Em
soul 
takes B7
flight
,
And it Em
goes 
to where D
it 
belG
ongs
,   B7
The rEm
uth
less G
filk
ers come D
out 
at night
And C
steal 
his D
words 
for their Em
songs
.

What they filk, and who they filk,
Troubles them not in the least.
And they know that ol  Kipling is safe to milk
Because he is deceased.

For a fan or folksinger may strike back
And a rock star sometimes sues,
But a poor dead poet s published works
Are always safe to use.

He, being dead, cannot object,
However much he despairs.
Nor can he lay hands on a single check:
Royalties go to his heirs   his descendants.
Royalties go to his heirs.