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The Ascap Song (J.O. Thereditor) Who controls the music from "c-sharp" to shining "c"? A-S-C- A & P A-S-C-A-P! Who's got Woody Guthrie spinning in the cemet'ry? A-S-C- A & P A-S-C-A-P! Pay it up! (shout: "Pay it up!") Pay it up! (shout: "Pay it up!") Forever let 'em get a royalty! (shout: "Tee! Hee! Hee!") They got all the lawyers 'cause they got the dough-re-mi. A-S-C- A & P A-S-C-A-P! So be sure to pay your dues, by Royalty Decree, A-S-C- (etc.) So They can send more lobbyists to Washington D.C. A-S-C- (etc.) As - Cap! (Duck solo: "BMI!") As - Cap! (Duck solo: "BMI!") You never get to sing without a fee! (big bass solo shout: "Fie! Foe! Fum!") (slower:) Now it's time to say goodbye to all our revelry. (real slow:) A - S - C - - - (spoken solo:) "See you in court!" A - and - P - - - (spoken solo) "And please pay promptly" (Full orcestration, five part harmony, and all kinds of things:) A - - - S - - - C - - - A - - - P - - - ! note: ASCAP may never get over the bad press incurred when it tried to collect royalties from the Girl Scouts. RG Copyright Justan O. Thereditor (c) 1996 JOT OCT98
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