If I am analyzing the lyrics of a song performed by a cover band, how do I credit the lyricist-composer?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
List the lyricist-composer in the “Other contributors” element in your works-cited-list entry:
Peter, Paul, and Mary. “Blowin’ in the Wind.” Music and lyrics composed by Bob Dylan, Warner Bros. Records, 1963.