Never Understate Your Case


Reprinted from Songworm 1
This parody was sung by Frank Hayes on Tapeworm 2

Parody of “Never Set The Cat On Fire”, words and music by Frank Hayes

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Parody lyrics ©9/84 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

C
Nev
er understate your case 
When F
writ
ing G
songs 
for C
Fand
om. 
Such subtlety won t help erase 
BeF
hav
ior rude and G
ran
dom. 
The F
best 
reaction C
will 
be seen 
With F
vers
es D
graph
ic or obG7
scene
No, C
nev
er undF
er
stC
ate 
G
your 
C
case
.

Chorus:
And F
mind 
G
your 
C
scans
ion 
In F
all 
the lyrics G
you 
replace, 
But C
nev
er unF
der
C
state 
G
your 
C
case
.

Don t talk of burning up the cat 
Or roasting fire-lizard. 
As soon as your friends hear of that, 
Your lifeline may be scissored. 
And relatives won t put much stock 
In being buried in a clock. 
Don t talk of burning up the cat.

(Chorus)

Never filk a song that s solemn. 
That seems rather shabby. 
As recommended in a column 
Written by Dear Abby, 
Try doing work for charities 
Instead of writing parodies. 
And never filk a song that s solemn.

(Chorus)