Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck reviewing claims they stole lyrics from a poem

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Representatives for Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck have stated the duo will assessment allegations they stole lyrics from a poem on their collaborative album ’18’.

The poem Hobo featured in a 1974 e-book about toasts, Get Your Ass In The Water And Swim Like Me, by Bruce Jackson, reviews Rolling Stone.

It revolves round a person named Slim Wilson who additionally vocalised the poem and featured the next lyrics: “Girls of tradition and sweetness so refined, is there one amongst you that will grant me wine?/ I’m raggedy I do know, however I’ve no stink/ And God bless the woman that’ll purchase me a drink/ Heavy-hipted Hattie turned to Nadine with fun/ And stated, ‘What that funky motherfucker really want, youngster, is a shower.”

Depp and Beck’s collaboration ‘Unhappy Motherfuckin’ Parade’ has allegedly pulled various traces from the poem together with: “I’m raggedy, I do know, however I’ve no stink,” “God bless the woman that’ll purchase me a drink,” and “What that funky motherfucker actually wants, youngster, is a shower.

Jackson claims that he hasn’t been credited by Depp or Beck.

Now, a spokesperson for Depp and Beck stated: “We’re reviewing the inquiry referring to the tune Unhappy Motherfuckin’ Parade on the 18 album by Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp. If applicable, extra copyright credit shall be added to all types of the album.”

Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck
Johnny Depp performs on stage with Jeff Beck through the Helsinki Blues Pageant at Kaisaniemen Puisto on June 19, 2022 in Helsinki CREDIT: Venla Shalin/Redferns

Jackson instructed Rolling Stone: “The one two traces I may discover in the entire piece that [Depp and Beck] contributed are ‘Large time motherfucker’ and ‘Bust it all the way down to my degree’. All the pieces else is from Slim’s efficiency in my e-book.

“I’ve by no means encountered something like this. I’ve been publishing stuff for 50 years, and that is the primary time anyone has simply ripped one thing off and put his personal identify on it.”

Jackson’s son, Michael Lee Jackson added that he was wanting into attainable authorized choices, however burdened {that a} lawsuit hadn’t been filed. However he claimed that the present credit on ‘Unhappy Motherfuckin’ Parade’ are incorrect.

“They don’t replicate the precise authorship of these lyrics,” he stated. “It’s simply not believable, in my view, that Johnny Depp or anyone else may have sat down and crafted these lyrics with out nearly wholly taking them from some model of my father’s recording and/or e-book the place they appeared.”

Depp made headlines on Could 29 when he made a shock look at Beck’s present in Sheffield. He went on to hitch Beck on stage at a handful of different gigs regardless of awaiting the decision in his defamation trial towards his ex-wife Amber Heard on the time.

The pair then introduced their collaborative album which was launched on July 15 after three years of recording.


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