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The King Must Die
Intro:  Dm - Dm/C - Bbmaj7 - Am - A7
        Dm - Dm/C - Bb - Asus - A7



Dm7                       G           C/G - G  
No man's a jester playing Shakespeare
F                        G   Gsus4-G  
Round your throne room floor
          Gm7
While the juggler's act is danced upon
A7sus4         A        Dm7  G/D
The crown that you once wore



Dm7            G    C/G - G
And sooner or later
F                        G   Gsus4-G 
Everybody's kingdom must end
          Gm7
And I'm so afraid your courtiers
A7sus4         A        Dm7   
Cannot be called best friends



G
Caesar's had your troubles
Dm     C      Dm  C-Dm 
Widows had to cry
G
While mercenaries in cloisters sing
E7/G#            Asus4 A7
And the king must die



Interlude:  Dm-Dm/C-Bbmaj7-Am-A7



Dm7                          G      C/G - G 
Some men are better staying sailors
F                G   Gsus4-G  
Take my word and go
    Gm7
But tell the ostler that his name was
A7sus4              A  Dm7  G/D
The very first they chose







Dm7                            G    C/G - G
And if my hands are stained forever
F                           G   Gsus4-G 
And the altar should refuse me
          Gm7
Would you let me in, would you let me in, would you let me in
A7sus4       A     Dm7   
Should I cry sanctuary



G
Caesar's had your troubles
Dm     C      Dm  C-Dm 
Widows had to cry
G
While mercenaries in cloisters sing
E7/G#            Asus4 A7
And the king must die

Interlude:  Dm-Dm/C-Bbmaj7-Am-A7 (x2)

Dm7                       G           C/G - G  
No man's a jester playing Shakespeare
F                        G   Gsus4-G  
Round your throne room floor
          Gm7
While the juggler's act is danced upon
A7sus4         A        Dm7  
The crown that you once wore



G/D           Dm7  Am-A7
The king must die
G/D           Dm7  Am-A7
The king must die
G/D           Dm7  Am-A7
The king must die
 
G/D          Dm7  Dm-Dm/C-Bbmaj7-Am7
The king is dead
Bb   Am   Dsus  D 
Long live the  king

 
 
Elton John - The King Must Die :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
The King Must Die tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind The King Must Die:

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE[1] [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist.

In his four-decade career, John has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music, especially during the 1970s. He has sold more than 250 million albums[citation needed] and over one hundred million singles,[3] making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive #1 U.S. albums, 59 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, 4 #2 hits, and nine #1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards and one Academy Award. His success has had a profound impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him #49 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.[4]

Some of the characteristics of John's musical talent include an ability to quickly craft melodies for the lyrics of songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, his former rich tenor (now baritone) voice, his classical and gospel-influenced piano, the aggressive orchestral arrangements of Paul Buckmaster among others and the flamboyant fashions, outlandishly excessive eye glasses, and on-stage showmanship, especially evident during the 1970s.

John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s and was knighted in 1998. He entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for the LGBT social movements. On April 9, 2008 Elton John held a benefit concert for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, and raised $2.5 million.[5]

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