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

Representatives for Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck said the duo would look into allegations that they stole lyrics from a verse on their joint album ’18’.

Verse Tramp featured in a 1974 book on toast, Dive into the water and swim like meBruce Jackson reports Rolling Stone.

It revolves around a man named Slim Wilson, who also vocalized the verse and contained the following words: “Ladies of culture and beauty, so refined, Is there one among you that would give me wine?/ I know I’m shabby, but I ain’t got no stench/ And God bless the lady that’ll give me a drink/ Thick-hipped Hattie turned to Nadine with a laugh/ and said, “What that liar really needs, baby, is a bath.”

Depp and Beck’s collaboration “Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade” allegedly lifted several lines from the poem, including: “I’m a rag, I know, but I don’t stink“, “God bless the lady who treats me to a drink“,” and “Baby, what that douchebag really needs is in the bath.»

Jackson claims that neither Depp nor Beck mentioned him.

Now a spokesperson for Depp and Beck said: “We are reviewing a request regarding the song Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade on Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp’s album 18. Additional copyrights will be added to all forms of the album if necessary.”

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

Jackson said Rolling Stone: “The only two lines I could find in the entire piece [Depp and Beck] contributed toBig time mainlanders‘and’Bring it down to my level.’ Everything else is from Slim’s performance in my book.

“I have never encountered anything like this. I’ve been publishing stuff for 50 years and this is the first time someone has just ripped off something and put their name on it.”

Jackson’s son, Michael Lee Jackson, added that he was considering possible legal options, but stressed that no lawsuit had been filed. But he claimed the running credits on “Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade” are incorrect.

“They do not reflect the true authorship of these texts,” he said. “It’s just incredible, in my opinion, that Johnny Depp or anyone else could sit down and create these lyrics without taking them almost entirely from any version of my father’s record and/or book where they appeared.”

Depp made headlines on May 29 when he made a surprise appearance at Beck’s show in Sheffield. He moved on to join Beck on stage at several other concerts despite the fact that at the time he was awaiting a verdict in a defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Then the couple announced their joint album which was released on July 15 after three years of recording.

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

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