Song that reference Kings, Queens or other royalty.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by wayneklein, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

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    Liverpool, England


    Nic Jones - "Isle Of France"

    "So he sent a letter all to the Queen,
    Concerning the wreck of the Shamrock Green,
    And his freedom came by a speedy post,
    For the absent convict they thought was lost."
     
  2. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

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    Liverpool, England


    Nic Jones - "Sir Patrick Spens"
     
  3. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Senior Member

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    Mudwest, SoCal
    Two songs from Tim Buckley’s second album...

    Knight-Errant
    Goodbye and Hello
     
  4. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident


    "King of Portugal" - Al Stewart.
     
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  5. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

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    Vancouver, BC, CA
    "Artificial Energy" by The Byrds:

    "Coming up on me now
    I'm king for a night"

    and

    "I'm coming down off amphetamine
    And I'm in jail 'cause I killed a queen", although "queen" doesn't refer to royalty here.
     
  6. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

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    U.S.
    Pam Tillis - Cleopatra, Queen Of Denial

     
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  7. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    Warwickshire, UK
    'A King without a Queen' - Lefty Frizzell (1952)


    originally by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys; also later recorded by Merle Haggard
     
  8. bobdylansbarber

    bobdylansbarber Forum Resident

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    Salisbury, UK
    The wonderful ‘An evening with Quentin Crisp’? ;-)
     
  9. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Planet Earth
    Pet Shop Boys "Dreaming Of The Queen":


    Dreaming of the Queen
    Visiting for tea
    You and her and I
    And Lady Di

    The Queen said, "I'm aghast
    Love never seems to last
    However hard you try"

    And Di replied
    That there are no more lovers left alive
    No one has survived
    So there are no more lovers left alive
    And that's why love has died
    Yes, it's true
    Look, it's happened to me and you

    Then carriages arrived
    We stood and said goodbye
    Diana dried her eyes
    And looked surprised
    For I was in the nude
    The old Queen disapproved
    But people laughed and asked
    For autographs

    That there are no more lovers left alive
    No one has survived
    So there are no more lovers left alive
    And that's why love has died
    Yes, it's true
    Look, it's happened to me and you

    I woke up in a sweat
    Desolate
    That there are no more lovers left alive
    No one has survived
    So there are no more lovers left alive
    And that's why love has died
    Yes, it's true
    Look, it's happened to me and you
     
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  10. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Planet Earth
    Depeche Mode "New Dress":

    Sex jibe husband murders wife
    Bomb blast victim fights for life
    Girl thirteen attacked with knife
    Princess Di is wearing a new dress

    Jet airliner shot from sky
    Famine horror - millions die
    Earthquake terror figures rise
    Princess Di is wearing a new dress
     
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  11. scousette

    scousette Forum Resident

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    Elvis Presley - King Creole
     
  12. CDlover

    CDlover Forum Resident

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    Slovenia
    Killing Joke - Kings and Queens

     
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  13. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    Sacramento CA USA
    World Of Oz-"King Croesus"

     
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  14. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

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    Liverpool, England


    Alanis Morissette - "Princess Familiar"
     
  15. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    Sacramento CA USA
    Gregg Allman-"Queen of Hearts"

     
  16. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    Sacramento CA USA
    Haven't heard this before...quite bluesy!
     
  17. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

    Location:
    Liverpool, England


    Nic Jones - “The Bonny Bunch Of Roses”

    Tells of an imagined conversation between Napoleon II and his mother and his plans to invade Britain, aka “The Bonny Bunch Of Roses”
     
  18. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

    Location:
    Liverpool, England


    June Tabor - “The King Of Rome”

    Tells the true story of a famous racing pigeon which won a race from Rome to his home town of Derby.
     
  19. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    Kate Bush - King of The Mountain:

     
  20. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

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    virginia
    Cry baby cry beatles
     
  21. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    Todd Rundgren - Emperor of The Highway:



    For I am the Emperor of the Highway
    Hold!
    Methinks that thou hast driven too far
    I am the Royal Prince of Foreign Sports Cars
    Better that I should drive a wheelchair or jog
    Than to be blown off by a Regal Road Hog
     
  22. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    Warwickshire, UK
  23. Holy God, how have I never seen this video before? My atoms are swirling about excitedly as the music and film nerd inside me geeks out.

    The video is very Yasujiro Ozu/Akira Kurosawa. Add in Paul Rodgers soulful blues pipes, Jimmy Page's six string goodness (on a Strat body, no less), and that thundering rhythm section of Chris Slade and Tony Franklin (I love his fretless bass tone. I'm a big Blue Murder fan).

    If Toshiro Mifune had made even a brief appearance, my head might have very well exploded. Thank you for this! I think I'm going to like it here.
     
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  24. Speaking of Blue Murder......this is still one of my all-time hard rock songs. I flipped out the first time I saw this on MTV (you know, back when they played videos). That debut album was the shiznit. John Sykes shredding on the Les Paul (and those pipes! Such a great singer), Tony's mean fretless bass, and Carmine Appice's thundering drums. After Rush, Blue Murder's perhaps my favorite power trio, a hair ahead of King's X and Triumph.
     
  25. Trash Panda

    Trash Panda Forum Resident

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    Atlanta, GA
    Billboard #1 from Fall 1984 that still epitomizes the '80s --

    Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) - Billy Ocean (1984)

     
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