Let's say that the characters sing a song such as this one:

Cruella De Vil

Cruella De Vil

If she doesn't scare you

No evil thing will

To see her is to take a sudden chill

Cruella, Cruella

She's like a spider waiting for the kill

Look out for Cruella De Vil

At first you think Cruella is a devil

But after time has worn away the shock

You come to realize

You've seen her kind of eyes

Watching you from underneath a rock

This vampire bat, this inhuman beast

She ought to be locked up and never released

The world was such a wholesome place until

Cruella, Cruella De Vil

How would you format a song in a novel? Would you format it like the example, or using something else - such as italics?

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    You want to be careful about quoting song lyrics - you'll need permission, and I don't know whether you'll get it, or how much it'll cost. Apr 25 at 6:48

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