Buzz Ballad: Illegal Wood

---apologies to the Beatles and "Norwegian Wood"

I once made guitars

And built up a small company

The instruments were inlaid

So they'd look good, with Indian wood

My guitars gathered fame

For their fine riffs, and as state gifts

But then I suffered a raid

The government grabbed the wood I had

They told me the woods that I'd purchased had a legal flaw

According to Indian, but not to American, law

But my competitor

Uses the same wood and was ignored

The government plays a lyre

Made from that good Indian wood