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Flour Barrels From The Sky

by on October 22, 2011

This song was based on the classic negligence doctrine “res ipsa loquitor.” Also, it’s a parody of that one cowboy song I heard as muzak in a grocery store recently. Enjoy!

Verse 1

A luckless guy went walkin’ out one bright and sunny day…

Upon the bench he rested as he went along his way

When all at once a mighty blow was struck upon his head…

A fallin’ from the sunny sky, it knocked him nearly dead.

The barrel fell like lightnin’; it made a mighty screech.

He couldn’t prove the duty and he couldn’t prove the breach.

He couldn’t say what happened, why it tumbled from the sky.

But luckily there’s a doctrine that gives him another tryyyy….


Res ipsa-ki-yayyyyy….loquitor-oooooh….

Flour barrels from the skyyyyyyy…

Verse 2

Res ispa is a Latin phrase; the thing speaks for itself,

Three elements included that ya gotta prove or else…

The defendant has to have control, cain’t be no other cause…

and sure as shootin’ it can never be the plaintiff’s fault…

Repeat chorus:

Res ipsa ki-yayyyy…loquitor-ohhhh….

Flour barrels from the skyyyyyy…..

One Comment
  1. Well done. Wildly original!

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