May the Fourth be with you! To celebrate, let me present to you two songs that were cut from the current versions of the STAR WARS films, both of which I rather like!
The first is “Lapti Nek,” the original Jabba’s palace song. This was actually written by Joseph Williams, John Williams son. I’ve heard this was changed because they wanted something less dated (and “Jedi Rocks” CERTAINLY fixes that), but I really prefer this song.
The second is Yub Nub, the Ewok Celebration Song from the original ending of “Return of the Jedi.” This was replaced in the special editions by shots of the entire Star Wars universe celebrating the downfall of the Emperor. Because as all of us in the modern west know, the moment you eliminate a nefarious leader, their ENTIRE nefarious network falls instantly. (And even if it did, why would Tatooine care? I thought they were controlled by the Hutts?)
The force will be with you . . .
Nathan Hathaway Adams