using song lyrics

Wilmer Rivers rivers at seismo.CSS.GOV
Tue Apr 18 14:14:10 CEST 1995

I thought Don Rosa said it was a copyright infringement, or something,
to use a whole song lyric, which is why in "The Terror of the Transvaal"
we see "Do not foresake me, oh mah..." without the final "darlin'" in
the lyric.  How, then, in "The King of the Klondike" do we have Wyatt
Earp identifying himself as "Wyatt Earp!  Brave, courageous, and bold"?
Just how much of a lyric can you use before lawyers get nervous?

Wilmer Rivers

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