Long Live The King

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Chords and lyrics for Long Live The King by Byrds

Em 
The first thing that they
Bm 
tell you about i
G 
s that you will b
D 
 
king
Em 
A priest at least they tell you and
G 
then that ever
D 
ything will be
 
al
A 
right at last
 
You will finally be cast into your  
Em 
rightful 
 
throne
 
They got it all down  
Bm 
col
Em 
d
Em 
Next thing that they
Bm 
tell you i
G 
s not to be af
D 
raid
 
You think you’re  
Em 
better than the others
G 
somewhat fine and
D 
brave
 
They lead a
A 
stray you could be up there all alone
 
An  
G 
empty space is t
F 
hat the place you  
Em 
wanted
Em 
The last thing that they
Bm 
tell you about the
G 
y ask you will i
D 
 
hurt
 
They said  
Em 
sell what you can boy get
G 
out while the getting’s
D 
good
 
And  
A 
they whisper in the evening all around town
A 
Oh humpty dumpty the king is falling down
 
Dm 
Sweet Mary I’ve
C 
got to be
Dm 
leaving
 
Oh I can’t let you  
C 
into my l
G 
ife
 
 
Dm 
 
C 
 
Dm 
 
C 
 
G 
A7 
Cause I know it would end in grieving and the last thing I need is a
 
When I  
Dm 
met I met you for pleasure
 
And the good times of  
C 
running 
 
aroun
G 
d
 
Then you  
Dm 
seemed to be  
C 
so 
 
underst
Dm 
anding
 
>From the weight that’s been
C 
draggin 
 
me
G 
down
A7 
 
The  
Dm 
good times are
C 
coming 
 
between
Dm 
us
 
Though you helped me I’m
C 
carrying my  
G 
load
 
G A7
Dm 
C 
Dm 
C 
 
Sweet  
Dm 
Mary 
 
I’ve
C 
got to be
Dm 
leaving
 
Oh I can’t let you  
C 
into my l
G 
ife
 
 
Dm 
 
C 
 
Dm 
 
C 
 
G 
A7 
Cause I know it would end in grieving and the last thing I need is a
 
Oh it’s  
Dm 
nothing 
 
you
C 
said or  
Dm 
invited
 
And it’s nothing you  
C 
did that was  
G 
wrong
 
Our l
Dm 
ove 
 
to
C 
gether 
 
was
Dm 
heaven but I promise
C 
d myself to b
G 
 
strong
A7 
 
Sweet  
Dm 
Mary 
 
I’ve
C 
got to be
Dm 
leaving
 
Oh I can’t let you  
C 
into my l
G 
ife
 
 
Dm 
 
C 
 
Dm 
 
C 
 
G 
A7 
Cause I know it would end in grieving and the last thing I need is a
 
E 
Hello cowgirl in the  
C#m 
sand
E 
is this place at your
C#m 
command
E 
Can I  
B 
stay here  
A 
for a
B 
while 
 
 
E 
can I  
B 
see your  
A 
sweet sweet  
B 
smile
F#m 
Ol
G#m 
d enough now
E 
to change y
A 
our 
 
name
 
When  
F#m 
so 
 
man
G#m 
y love you
E 
is it t
A 
he 
 
same
 
It’s the  
F#m 
woman in you that makes you want t
E 
o play thi
A 
 
game
E 
Hello ruby in the  
C#m 
dust
E 
has your band began t
C#m 
 
rust
E 
After 
 
 
B 
all the  
A 
sin we’ve  
B 
had 
 
 
E 
I was  
B 
hoping that  
A 
we’d turn  
B 
back
F#m 
Ol
G#m 
d enough now
E 
to change your name
 
When  
F#m 
so 
 
man
G#m 
y love you
E 
is it t
A 
he 
 
same
 
It’s the  
F#m 
woman in you that makes you want t
E 
o play thi
A 
 
game
E 
Hello woman of my  
C#m 
dream
E 
s is this not the way i
C#m 
 
seems
E 
Purple 
 
 
B 
words on a  
A 
gray back  
B 
ground
E 
To be a  
B 
woman and to  
A 
be turned d
B 
own
F#m 
Ol
G#m 
d enough now
E 
to change y
A 
our 
 
name
 
When  
F#m 
so 
 
man
G#m 
y love you
E 
is it  
A 
the 
 
same
 
 
F#m 
 
E 
 
A 
 
E 
 
C#m 
E 
It’s the woman in you that makes you want to play this game
 
G 
Things will be bet
D 
ter 
 
now
C 
Don’t ask me  
D 
why don’t  
G 
ask me how
 
And both of us feel the  
D 
same 
 
way
 
What we’re  
C 
feeling 
 
ins
D 
ide we just can’t  
G 
seem to say
 
Cause  
A 
misunderstanding is the cause of it all
 
Take you to the top just to watch you  
D 
fall
G 
Some time it’s lonely and  
D 
cold
 
When you’re  
C 
so far aw
D 
ay from  
G 
home
 
Confusion can lead you ast
D 
ray
 
It’s  
C 
just a terrible  
D 
price to  
G 
pay
 
I b
A 
ought you some books I dressed you up real fine
 
Go and live your life just let me live  
D 
mine

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