When You Are A King

Album: My Baby Loves Lovin' (1970)
Charted: 13
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  • Parting in your hair, it's hardly ever there
    Wash your face
    Shabby in your dress, always look a mess
    Don't you care?
    Mummy's there to see you always look your best
    Change your dirty vest

    When you grow to be a king
    Never do a thing
    Four and twenty blackbirds sing along
    Royal gifts they all will bring
    When you are a king
    Everywhere you go, people bowing low
    Carriages to take you anywhere
    Feet won't ever touch a thing
    When you are a king

    Tore your shirt again, fighting in the rain
    With whats-his-name
    Shoe-black on your face, you're really a disgrace
    Mummy smiles and all the while
    Because she loves you
    She will worry so
    And if you're good you know

    That when you grow to be a king
    Never do a thing
    Four and twenty blackbirds sing along
    Royal gifts they all will bring
    When you are a king
    Everywhere you go, people bowing low
    Carriages to take you anywhere
    Feet won't ever touch a thing
    When you are a king

    When you are a king
    Never do a thing
    Four and twenty blackbirds sing along
    Royal gifts they all will bring
    When you are a king.
    Everywhere you go, people bowing low
    Carriages to take you anywhere
    Feet won't ever touch a thing
    When you are a king Writer/s: JOHN HILL, ROGER HILL
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Kelly from Pennsylvania Not sure why Tony Burrows is always referred to as “the voice of White Plains”. It was Ricky Wolff and Pete Nelson who sang the majority of songs. Tony only sang a few on their first LP, but didn’t actually sing lead on any of their singles. “My Baby Loves Lovin’” was sung by Ricky with Tony doubling him on the chorus. It becomes obvious when you listen to the other songs Ricky sang lead on. And this song “When You Are a King” was sung by Pete (recorded a year and a half after Tony left the band!).
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