It pays to be dead If you’re left behind To manage estates Of the most famous kind. They’ve concocted a list Of the money that’s earned By the famous who live In a grave or an urn. At the top of that list, No surprise sure to all, Elvis Presley resides And he’s still standin’ tall. Forty-nine million He earned this past year; John Lennon was second At forty-four near. Charles M. Schultz Of the Peanuts cartoon, Was third on the list For his social lampoon. Another dead Beatle Then Albert Einstein; Followed by Warhol Of pop art design. Entertainers came next, Tupac and Monroe; McQueen and James Brown Followed in row. Four million for Marley, Then last came James Dean; All valuable dead More so than when seen.