"Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon cover)" as written by Warren Zevon, Leroy Marinell and Waddy (robert) Wachtel....
I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
He was looking for the place called Lee Ho Fook's
Going to get himself a big dish of beef chow mein
Hi ho, the werewolves of London
If you hear his howling around the kitchen door
You better not let him in
Little old lady got mutilated last night
Werewolves of London again
Hi ho, werewolves of London

He's the hairy-handed gent who ran a muck in Kent
Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair
You better stay away from him, he'll rip your lungs out Jim
I'd like to meet his tailor
Hi ho, werewolves of London
Well, I saw Lon Cheney walking with the Queen
Doing the werewolves of London

I saw Lon Cheney Jr. walking with the Queen
I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
And his hair was perfect
Hi ho, the werewolves of London, draw blood


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"Werewolves of London" as written by Leroy Marinell Warren Zevon

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    General CommentThe werewolves of london are: lawyers, politicians, powerbrokers and the financal elite
    taineasyon June 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe images here are really ugly and scary. I do remember watching Lon Cheney Jr. as the werewolf in many movies. He was not to blame for his condition. He deserved our compassion.
    stringofpearlson February 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDid an artist named Warren something also record this? My husband is not a Deadhead and would like me to find this song by this other artist so that I can download the MP3.
    stringofpearlson February 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, that was Warren Zevon.
    ramtharon February 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdidn't warren zevon right this? I haven't heard the grateful dead cover
    Dchealon January 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWarren Zevon wrote it. The dead did a cover. Not bad but a lot slower than the original
    wetcoasteron March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe dead rock but WEARWOLVES OF LONDON IS NOT GOOD WITH JERRY GARCIA SINGING
    iHatepoopingon May 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes it is a warren zevon original, i havnt really thought about the meaning
    bob_longon October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdudes !!!
    man ... warren zevon wrote this song for the movie called ... get ready
    werewolves of london
    the meaning ? ... it's the title song of the fecking movie
    and by the way, watch the movie ... good movie
    thunderbatson August 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe first time this song was played by the band they had no prior experience with this song. Before a show the guys were warming up backstage and they were debating over which song to open with. Bobby suggested to open with Werewolves of London but Jerry said that he didnt know any of the words. Bobby decided he would take the lyrics, and the guys played it very well.
    OliveKushon January 06, 2009   Link

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