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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': "Suicide Is Painless" has lyrics that are used in [[Film/{{Mash}} the film]]: "SuicideIsPainless / It brings on many changes / And I can take or leave it if I please." The lyrics relate to a B-plot involving the mock funeral of unit's dentist, Captain Walter Kosciusko Waldowski ("The Painless Pole") and refer to his suicidal tendencies. Since the character was not included in the TV series, and the lyrics don't relate to the premise of the show as a whole, there was no need to use the lyrics. Ironically, Mike Altman (the lyricist, and director Creator/RobertAltman's son), actually made more money from the movie than his father did due to the song being used sans lyrics by the TV show through 11 seasons and decades of syndication. The song with lyrics even hit #1 on the UK charts in 1980.

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': The show's theme song, "Suicide Is Painless" Painless," has lyrics that are used in [[Film/{{Mash}} the film]]: lyrics: "SuicideIsPainless / It brings on many changes / And I can take or leave it if I please." The lyrics relate to are featured in [[Film/{{Mash}} the film]] as part of a B-plot involving the mock funeral of the unit's dentist, Captain Walter Kosciusko Waldowski ("The Painless Pole") and refer to his suicidal tendencies. Since the character was not included in the TV series, and the lyrics don't relate to the premise of the show as a whole, there was no need to use the lyrics. Ironically, Mike Altman (the lyricist, and director Creator/RobertAltman's son), actually made more money from the movie than his father did due to the song being used sans lyrics by the TV show through 11 seasons and decades of syndication. The song with lyrics even hit #1 on the UK charts in 1980.


* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': "Suicide Is Painless" had lyrics which had been used in [[Film/{{Mash}} the film]], but judged to be too dark and depressing to be used on television in 1972. (Today, it's probable that not many people would blink an eye at them.)
--->''SuicideIsPainless\\
It brings on many changes\\
And I can take or leave it if I please''
** The lyrics were related to a B-plot of the film involving the unit's dentist, Captain Walter Kosciusko Waldowski (AKA "The Painless Pole") and his suicidal tendencies. Since the character was not included in the cast of the TV series, there was no presumable need to use the lyrics.
** Mike Altman (the lyricist, and director Creator/RobertAltman's son), actually made more money from the movie than his father did due to the song being used sans lyrics by the TV show for 11 years. (Not to mention decades' worth of syndicated reruns, and countless cover versions by easy-listening artists.)
** Unlike other entries in this list, the lyrics got a little publicity in the UK when the full version of the song made it to #1 in the UK in 1980. Welsh alternative rock band Music/ManicStreetPreachers did a cover of the song in 1992 and took it to #7.

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': "Suicide Is Painless" had has lyrics which had been that are used in [[Film/{{Mash}} the film]], but judged to be too dark and depressing to be used on television in 1972. (Today, it's probable that not many people would blink an eye at them.)
--->''SuicideIsPainless\\
film]]: "SuicideIsPainless / It brings on many changes\\
changes / And I can take or leave it if I please''
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please." The lyrics were related relate to a B-plot of the film involving the mock funeral of unit's dentist, Captain Walter Kosciusko Waldowski (AKA "The ("The Painless Pole") and refer to his suicidal tendencies. Since the character was not included in the cast of the TV series, and the lyrics don't relate to the premise of the show as a whole, there was no presumable need to use the lyrics.
**
lyrics. Ironically, Mike Altman (the lyricist, and director Creator/RobertAltman's son), actually made more money from the movie than his father did due to the song being used sans lyrics by the TV show for through 11 years. (Not to mention decades' worth of syndicated reruns, seasons and countless cover versions by easy-listening artists.)
** Unlike other entries in this list, the
decades of syndication. The song with lyrics got a little publicity in even hit #1 on the UK when the full version of the song made it to #1 in the UK charts in 1980. Welsh alternative rock band Music/ManicStreetPreachers did a cover of the song in 1992 and took it to #7.



* ''Series/ILoveLucy'': "I love Lucy, and she loves me/We're as happy as two can be..." [[ThemeTuneCameo Ricky actually sings these to Lucy]] at one point in the series.
** If you have "Special Edition" ''I Love Lucy'' tapes, the beginning has the sung version. Even some of the episodes on the Complete First Season DVD have them. Not all of them, though.
** The lyrics, along with the title, were actually a major factor in getting the show to air. Lucy wanted Arnaz to get equal billing and title space with her, but [[ExecutiveMeddling the network execs didn't like the idea of giving that kind of status to a Hispanic performer]]. The "I" in ''I Love Lucy'' -- plus the lyrics indicating exactly who "I" was -- allowed them to sneak Desi/Ricky into a prominent position on the title card without the execs being any the wiser.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': "Beyond the rim of the starlight/My love is wandering in starflight..." This isn't so much "forgotten" as "never learned", being one of the more well-known examples of writing solely for royalties; Gene Roddenberry actually wrote the lyrics without composer Alexander Courage's knowledge. If you poke about on the Internet enough, you can find a recording of Nichelle "Lt. Uhura" Nichols singing his lyrics -- it's not pretty. [[http://open.spotify.com/track/4Kz6JGnhwVtoV1IwbNWAt8 Here's a link to it on Spotify]]. Also a staple cover song at Tenacious D gigs. When Courage found out, he was pissed, because it meant he made less on royalties since he had to now split it with Roddenberry. It is why he never worked on the series again. He did work on The Motion Picture, however, as Jerry Goldsmith's arranger; he was never considered the scoring job for the film.

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* ''Series/ILoveLucy'': "I love Lucy, and she loves me/We're as happy as two can be..." [[ThemeTuneCameo Ricky actually sings these to Lucy]] at one point in the series.
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series. If you have "Special Edition" ''I Love Lucy'' tapes, the beginning has the sung version. Even some of the episodes on the Complete First Season DVD have them. Not all of them, though.
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though. The lyrics, along with fact that Desi sings the title, were actually a major factor song, but it's only in getting a few episodes, is part of the show to air. Lucy wanted Arnaz to get equal billing push-pull between the starring couple and title space with her, but [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] who wanted to minimize the network execs didn't like promotion of Desi. The name of the idea of giving that kind of status to a Hispanic performer]]. The "I" in ''I show, "I Love Lucy'' -- plus the lyrics indicating exactly who "I" Lucy" was -- allowed them a compromise to sneak Desi/Ricky Desi into a prominent position on the title card without title, referring only to Lucy, but told from Desi's point of view as the execs being any the wiser.
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': One of several rather shady moves Gene Roddenberry made during the production of the show was secretly writing lyrics to the theme song, which were never intended to be used, so that he could essentially steal half of the song's royalties from the composer, Alexander Courage. The phantom lyrics begin, "Beyond the rim of the starlight/My love is wandering in starflight..." This isn't so much "forgotten" as "never learned", being one of the more well-known examples of writing solely for royalties; Gene Roddenberry actually wrote the lyrics without composer Alexander Courage's knowledge. If you poke about on the Internet enough, you can find a recording of Nichelle "Lt. Uhura" Nichols singing his lyrics -- it's not pretty. [[http://open.spotify.com/track/4Kz6JGnhwVtoV1IwbNWAt8 Here's a link Spotify link]] to it on Spotify]]. Also a staple cover song at Tenacious D gigs. When Courage found out, he was pissed, because it meant he made less on royalties since he had to now split it with Roddenberry. It is why he never worked on Nichelle "Lt. Uhura" Nichols singing the series again. He did work on The Motion Picture, however, as Jerry Goldsmith's arranger; he was never considered the scoring job for the film.lyrics.


Ridin' on a busted bubble to wherevere there's some trouble,\\

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Ridin' on a busted bubble to wherevere wherever there's some trouble,\\


* Likewise -- but rather more strangely -- the theme music from the 1962 proto-shockumentary ''[[{{Mondo}} Mondo Cane]]'' attracted so much attention that it acquired lyrics and, under the title "More," became a standard.

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* Likewise -- but rather more strangely -- the theme music from the 1962 proto-shockumentary ''[[{{Mondo}} Mondo Cane]]'' ''Film/MondoCane'' attracted so much attention that it acquired lyrics and, under the title "More," became a standard.



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* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' reboot incorporates elements from various Scrooge [=McDuck=] sources including the [[VideoGame/DuckTales NES video games]]. It most notably includes the iconic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF32DRg9opA Moon Theme]] here associated with Della Duck and turns it into a lullaby that she sung to Huey, Dewey, and Louie while they were still in their eggs.
-->Look to the stars my darling baby boys,\\
Life is strange and vast, filled with wonders and joys,\\
Face each new sun with eyes clear and true,\\
Unafraid of the unknown because Iíll face it all with you...


* (Unfortunately) occurs with the film version of ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''. You know the opening theme? Well, it has lyrics, even more theme than that, and it ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome kicks ass]]''.

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* (Unfortunately) occurs with the film version of ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''. You know the opening theme? Well, it has lyrics, even more theme than that, and it ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic kicks ass]]''.


* One of the most obscure songs by Music/TheBeachBoys is the theme from the 1964-65 sitcom ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_(1964_TV_series) Karen]]'', which was played during both the opening and closing credits. Watch the opening credits [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJXcOJ9VQ8 here]]. An extended version of the song (not performed by The Beach Boys) had two more verses.

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* One of the most obscure songs by Music/TheBeachBoys is the theme from the 1964-65 sitcom ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_(1964_TV_series) Karen]]'', which was played during both the opening and closing credits. Watch the opening credits [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJXcOJ9VQ8 here]]. An extended version of the song (not performed recorded by The Beach Boys) the Surfaris had two more verses.


* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'': "Jeannie, fresh as a daisy/Just love how she obeys me/She does things that amaze me so..." Aren't you glad these weren't used?

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* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'': "Jeannie, fresh as a daisy/Just love how she obeys me/She does things that amaze me so..." [[ValuesDissonance Aren't you glad these weren't used?used?]]


* ''Series/PeterGunn'': Lyrics to the main theme and "Dreamsville" were added a few years after the series stopped airing by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.

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* ''Series/PeterGunn'': Lyrics to the main theme and "Dreamsville" were added by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans a few years after the series stopped airing by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.
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* ''Series/PeterGunn'': Lyrics to the main theme and "Dreamsville" were added a few years after the series stopped airing by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.


* There exists a record with a version of the ''MyFavoriteMartian'' theme with lyrics: "He's a man from Mars, on Earth to take a look./He can read your mind, just like an open book - YES./He's a man from Mars, and he's extremely clever./Brilliant but kind, in every endeavor./For instance any dog can hear me/loud and clear/and don't get too near me/or I'll disappear.

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* There exists a record with a version of the ''MyFavoriteMartian'' ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'' theme with lyrics: "He's a man from Mars, on Earth to take a look./He can read your mind, just like an open book - YES./He's a man from Mars, and he's extremely clever./Brilliant but kind, in every endeavor./For instance any dog can hear me/loud and clear/and don't get too near me/or I'll disappear.


* From one BBC show to another, there is an official version of the ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'' theme song with lyrics, as performed by the show's live band during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCua8549zPE the pro number that opened the 2012 series]].

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* From one BBC show to another, there is an official version of the ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'' theme song with lyrics, as performed by the show's live band during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCua8549zPE the pro number that opened the 2012 series]].
series]]. Listening to this version, it's easy to see why the show tends to favor the instrumental version instead.



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* From one BBC show to another, there is an official version of the ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'' theme song with lyrics, as performed by the show's live band during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCua8549zPE the pro number that opened the 2012 series]].


* "Never Smile at a Crocodile", a song written for the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney version]] of ''PeterPan'', but used only as underscore for the crocodile.

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* "Never Smile at a Crocodile", a song written for the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney version]] of ''PeterPan'', ''Disney/PeterPan'', but used only as underscore for the crocodile.


* In ''Film/{{Superman}}'', though the main theme has no lyrics, the love theme does. The lyrics to "Can You Read My Mind?" are even in the movie, but most people wouldn't guess since they're spoken by Margot Kidder as a mental monologue. Word on the street was that Music/BarbraStreisand was originally lined up to sing it in the film. The producers decided to go with Kidder to make the scene more intimate ... but Margot Kidder isn't a singer, so all she should do was speak them.

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* In ''Film/{{Superman}}'', though the main theme has no lyrics, the love theme does. The lyrics to "Can You Read My Mind?" are even in the movie, but most people wouldn't guess since they're spoken by Margot Kidder Creator/MargotKidder as a mental monologue. Word on the street was that Music/BarbraStreisand was originally lined up to sing it in the film. The producers decided to go with Kidder to make the scene more intimate ... but Margot Kidder isn't a singer, so all she should do was speak them.

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