" is a
rock song composed by LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, and Warren Zevon and
performed by Zevon. Included on Zevon's 1978 album Excitable Boy, it featured
accompaniment by drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie of Fleetwood
Zevon wrote this with guitarist Robert "Waddy" Wachtel. When Zevon was working with The Everly Brothers, he hired Wachtel to play in their backing band. At one point, Phil Everly asked them to write a dance song for the Everly Brothers called "Werewolves Of London." Wachtel and Zevon were good friends and were strumming guitars together when someone asked what they were playing. Zevon replied, "Werewolves Of London," and Wachtel started howling. Zevon came up with the line "I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand," and they traded lyrics back and forth until they had their song.