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Song Parodies -> "Divine Right of Kings"

Original Song Title:

"I Just Can’t Wait to Be King"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Divine Right of Kings"

Parody Written by:

E.S. Blofeld

The Lyrics

Divine Right of Kings- the doctrine that kings derive their authority from God, not from their subjects, from which it follows that rebellion is the worst of political crimes. Examples are found in Bourbon France and Stuart England
Louis XIV:
Living far from Paris’s slums
Ruling from Versailles
I reign over a mighty state
Been blessed by God on high
God has made me ruler
Of Le Patrie’s sacred ground
I’ll revoke Edit de Nantes
For a Kingdom, strong and sound
Le Roi Soleil,
Heaven grants on me
It’s my divine right as a king

Charles I:
My father said when he was king
A monarch’s greatest dream:
“An officer of God on Earth
The office most supreme”
My Parliament will not curb me
Their tactics I abhor
If Scotland’s Church will not obey
It’s time for Civil War
The balance of our nation’s power swings
But I wield divine rights as king

Telling them to do this
Knowing that it’s all fair
Parliament says “stop that”
But I really don’t care!
I dissolved them, dead they’ll stay
But alas! With my head I’ll pay!

Instrumental

Telling them to do this
Knowing that it’s all fair
Parliament says “stop that”
But I really don’t care!
I dissolved them, dead they’ll stay
But alas! With my head I’ll pay!

*Joseph II:
The times have changed, the great men write
About Enlightened things
I feel it’s true, and maybe they’re right
‘Bout Enlightened kings
And even though I’m royal I’ll care for the men I serve
Now that’s a divine right from God, he’s blessed the Hapsburgs
The monarchy will end our sufferings
No need for divine rights of kings

Oh oh, oh oh,
Won’t abuse divine rights of kings
Oh oh, oh oh,
Oh-oh,

(Fade out)
* The Hapsburg Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II was known as a progressive “Enlightened despot” who rejected divine monarchical claims in favor of Enlightenment-inspired policies

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