His preëminent work, however, is clearly the “Littlest Butt”. I have been honored to see this fine masterpiece, this literary juggernaut, be set to ACTUAL MUSIC several times.
First, by Max Martin, who even added his own extra verses:
Then, by Adam Proctor, and also, by Lusipurr (MP3 embeds in this earlier post). Quite different renditions but ALL PERFECTLY LOVELY BUTTMUSIK.
Now, it’s happened again! Here is a KINETIC TYPE rendition by Matt Francis:
Matt also writes:
I saw your comic about the songwriter and his song about wanting the littlest butt on your twitter the other day.
As a wannabe songwriter myself with a few ‘comic’ songs under my belt I felt inspired by your lyrics and put them to some music.
It’s very much a first take special — the bass timing (and the odd note) is a bit out here and there — and the vocals are not a style choice; frankly it was quite late when I recorded them so I had to keep it down a bit.
Hope you like it — and the little joke of my own with the drum part.
Any musical adaptation of any of my comics, PARTICULARLY BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ONE ABOUT A VERY LITTLE BUTT, I will put on my website. This is a warning and also a promise.