The court feud between former members of Procol Harem [sic
continues as all parties deny writing the lyrics to the song.
The legal fight between Gary Brooker and Keith Reid originally began over
who composed Bach's intro to the song, but both men resorted to mudslinging
in court, each accusing the other of writing the bafflingly gibberish lyrics
to the 1967 hit.
Judge Justice Ramsbottom was given a copy of the lyrics to study, including
such nonsense lines as, "The room was humming harder as the ceiling flew
"I wandered through my playing cards
and would not let her be
one of sixteen vestal virgins
who were leaving for the coast
and although my eyes were open
they might have just as well've been closed".
Having finished reading the song, Mr Ramsbottom remarked, "How exactly does
one 'Skip the light fandango?'"
All former band members are trying to distance themselves from the lyrics to
Mr Ramsbottom had to call a halt to proceedings shortly before lunch, as his
mouth was then like cardboard seemed to slip straight through his head, so
he crash-dived straightway quickly and attacked the ocean bed.