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Lyr Req: The King of Rome (parody by Les Barker)

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GUEST,Jojofolkagogo 16 Aug 14 - 07:00 AM
Mysha 16 Aug 14 - 07:43 AM
GUEST 16 Aug 14 - 08:30 AM
GUEST,# 16 Aug 14 - 10:48 AM
Mysha 16 Aug 14 - 02:20 PM
GUEST,# 16 Aug 14 - 02:39 PM
Joe Offer 16 Aug 14 - 07:49 PM
GUEST,# 17 Aug 14 - 10:32 AM
GUEST 19 Aug 14 - 08:58 AM
Jim Dixon 25 Aug 14 - 04:40 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Aug 14 - 04:48 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: about pigeons who dont know theyve moved
From: GUEST,Jojofolkagogo
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 07:00 AM

I want the lyrics to the PARODY of the King of Rome song, it has a line in it about Pigeons who don't know they've moved ... can anyone help please ???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: about pigeons who dont know theyve moved
From: Mysha
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 07:43 AM

Hi,

I don't have them, but I can tell you that they are by Les Barker. Maybe that'll help a bit.

Bye
                                                                  Mysha


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: about pigeons who dont know theyve moved
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 08:30 AM

Any idea what it's called Mysha, thanks in advance

Jo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: about pigeons who dont know theyve moved
From: GUEST,#
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 10:48 AM

Sic Transit did it. It is also called the King of Rome.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: about pigeons who dont know theyve moved
From: Mysha
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 02:20 PM

Hi Jo,

As # said, it's called "King of Rome", the only difference being that the original is actually called "The King of Rome". And that's not much help as people often drop the article.

Not a lot to go on, I know. You might have to buy the Guide Cats for the Blind CD it's on. Since the CD-s were created for a good cause, you might not find that a bad idea, anyway.

Bye
                                                                Mysha


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: about pigeons who dont know theyve moved
From: GUEST,#
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 02:39 PM

https://myspace.com/variousartists-46079943/music/song/the-king-of-rome-43316095-46142331

See/hear if that's what you're looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: about pigeons who dont know theyve moved
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 07:49 PM

What a great song! Thanks for the link, #.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: about pigeons who dont know theyve moved
From: GUEST,#
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 10:32 AM

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: about pigeons who dont know theyve moved
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 08:58 AM

Thanks all, but where are the WORDS ???

cant find it doing googe seach, only original song.

jo


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE KING OF ROME (Les Barker)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 04:40 PM

THE KING OF ROME
Written by Les Barker
As sung by Sic Transit on the various-artists album "Missing Persians File: Guide Cats for the Blind, Vol. 2" (2005)

1. In the West End of Derby lives a working man.
He says: "I can't fly, but me pigeon can."
I heard magic in in his words,
So I bought the bird,
Took him straight back home and down the yard.

2. He said: "This pigeon's called the King of Rome.
You set him free, he flies back home."
So I bought the King,
Set him free, and he took wing.
I'd a feeling I'd be buying him again.

3. I bought the King of Rome this afternoon.
I'm returning to the West End very soon.
I bought the King today,
Bought him yesterday.
I bought the bastard seven times this week.

4. Experience tells me the hardest part
Of keeping homing pigeons is the start.
I've come to disapprove
Of pigeons who don't know they've moved.
One of us has not been very smart.

5. It's a fool, they say, who constantly forgives
A pigeon for not knowing where he lives.
He's seen the local streets.
I've even showed him the receipts.
I think he goes back home to check the cash.

6. In the West End of Derby lives a wealthy man.
He says: "I can't fly but me pigeon can,
And at fifty quid a throw,
It don't hurt hurt to let him go.
I know I'll be seeing him again."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: about pigeons who dont know theyve moved
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 04:48 PM

Apparently Barker's song is a parody of a different song.

See the one in the DT: KING OF ROME written by Dave Sudbury, as sung by June Tabor on "Aqaba" (1988).


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