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Song Parodies -> "(Royal) People Who Died"

Original Song Title:

"People Who Died"

Original Performer:

Jim Carroll

Parody Song Title:

"(Royal) People Who Died"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

We did the full version of this song, with the last three verses repeated as in the original. It allowed for a lot more space to fit more stuff in.... :-)
Cleopatra knew she would not grow old
Slept with an asp and drank its wine
Harold was at Hastings when his grave was dug
'66 (10) caught an arrow in eye
Mary had edemia, thought she's with child
Less than 45 when she died
But Protestants she fried!

Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
They were all sovereigns, and they died

Scotland's Rob Brucie let Will Wallace get hassled
So he died a lonely leper in Holyrood Castle
Marie Antoinette had a guillotiney head
Henry Beauclerc ate lampreys when he shoulda stuck to bread
They were more sovereigns so fine
More sovereigns that died

Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
They were all sovereigns, and they died

Snufféd Coeur de Lion from a gangrene wound
Ghengis Khaned himself in his bridal suite tomb
Pedro judged so wrong a brotherly aim
Rufus got shot by a hunter of game
King Eddie was martyred by his own stepmother
Right by the Corfe high tower

Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
They were all sovereigns, and they died

Brutus thought Caesar he should be removed
Caesar thought Ides of March was just a groove
Conspirators gave Caesar a - a kitsch reprove
"Hey," Caesar said, "Brute, et tu, guy?"
But Brutus had a knife. . . Caesar died

Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
They were all sovereigns, and they died

Edward the Second was a quirky fop
He ticked his Lords by hangin' with some jokers
He said, "Hey, I loved Piers Gaveston,
Tho' he was a bloker"
But the next year he got boffed
By a very hot poker!

Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
They were all sovereigns, and they died

Mary Queen of Scots she was way too bold
Ticked off Queen Liz just one last time
Charlie was obnoxious so his neck spewed blood
Reigned 24 years until Ollie called 'time!'
Conrad of Jerusalem - Crusader bold
Quarreled with Melek-Ric - hurt his pride
Assassins he did hire

Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
They were all sovereigns, and they died

Queens Anne and Kathryn had a penchant for Harry
They knew his reputation so shoulda been wary
Bill the Conqueror got a pommel in the nuts
And when stuffed in the coffin well he really spilled his guts
They were more sovereigns so fine
So twisted! - they died

Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
They were all sovereigns, and they died

Harald came a-víking found a bridge Dane bane
Richard starved himself or so Bolingbroke claimed
Ivan left his heirs in a Terrible jam
Czar Nicky got shot on the family plan
Edward got martyred by his own stepmother
And then she enthroned his brother!

Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
They were all sovereigns, and they died

Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
Royal people who died, died
They were all sovereigns, and they died

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alvin rhodes - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
HAHAHA...good one...seldom does one get a history lesson while laughing their ass off at the same time.....5...5..5
Meriadoc - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Alvin!

Drat! I made a typo in the title. I have to quit submitting while distracted.... :-P
Birgitta - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
"Had a guillotiney head"-lmao--very funny stuff.(And darn it,I think I actually learned something..) Great job!
Prince Charles - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for the great ideas, you two. Mu-u-u-um? ;)
Billy Florio - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Im still going blank on who Jim Carroll is...I know I know the name....dang....
Adagio - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Great line..."Hey," Caesar said, "Brute, et tu, guy?” lol...great parody!!
Anna Anderson - not! - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Clever history lesson! How did you come up with this one?
wandlimb - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent! Makes it way easier to look up royal facts than digging into my volumes of Costain. However, you neglected to mention my favorite king -- you know the one, Merry. He was wrongly accused of killing his nephews...
Meriadoc - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Really pleased with the turn-out on this one - thanks so much all!

wandlimb: ...and open up a can of worms with Pacholek? No way... ;-D
Phil Alexander - February 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow... I'm not surprised you're kinda pleased with this one - DKTOS, but I can guess - the rhythm's pretty obvious.

Wandlimb, you mean something like:
Richard as we all know lost at Bosworth, of course,
Crying "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse"
But Henry blamed him for the princes in t' Tower
Ah.. you can get away with murder, when you've power
DJ Midas - February 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Great parody, guys! I love the original tune and this parody works wonderful! :-D
mandamoo - February 17, 2004 - Report this comment
WOW guys ! This is unbelievably clever ! It's just astonishing to me :-D
malcolm higgins - February 18, 2004 - Report this comment
you guys are great as always.. er.. well.. if you are guys.. or girls.. whatever hobbits have for gonads.. you write great stuff
Adagio - September 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(Abc) 5's same comment as above
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - September 06, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABCs) As enjoyable as Horrible Histories and groovy to boot, great work! 5s
Agrimorfee - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Very Allan Shermanesque (cf. "You Went The Wrong Way Old King Louis").555
Johnny D - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Royally good!
Rick D - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Found myself laughing historically.
Guy - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC's) This is going to be a touch act to follow.
Johnny D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
(again ABC) I just listened to the MP3 while reading this parody, and I laughed out loud for real --- hobbits, this parody is over-the-top!
EmiLoca - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Sigh...if only history was this interesting in REAL life...
John Jenkins - September 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Outstanding parody. Good taste in leaving out any royal deaths after Czar Nicholas. I liked the "Ghengis Khaned" line but did not understand the "bridal suite tomb." I thought that his grave was unmarked to discourage grave robbers.
martha - September 11, 2004 - Report this comment
some really great lines here stupendous stuff 5s
Paul Robinson - September 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, but I will try to listen to your .mp3 version before deciding on my choices for the "R" round here.
Paul Robinson - September 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) - Well, just pulled up the .mp3 file and this is HILARIOUS! Glad I took the time to download it. Sad that I have to delete it now, but that's how it goes...OH...5's, of course...
neminem - September 12, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Wow. Just wow. 5'd, and I think you're gonna win (at least my vote).
Claude Prez - September 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Whoa; can't believe I never commented on this one; I know I read it before. I like it even more this time. Great stuff.
Jeff Reuben - September 13, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM--Entertaining, too funny!
ABC's OF PARODIES ROUND "R" GOLD MEDAL - September 16, 2004 - Report this comment
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3010.0;id=1564;image
Peregrin - September 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you all!
Spaff.com - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Dang - I shoulda spotted this while you had the MP3 available. My source has nothing by the Jim Carroll Band. Oh well - I recall enough of the original to appreciate this. Killer stuff! I'm dying!
Adagio - April 09, 2005 - Report this comment
( ABC 2004 Winners) Already commented. :)
mary joe - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
It was ok not that good. You should think about what your going to write. I did not like the die die die die die die die scene at all.your a bitch.
Peregrin - April 23, 2005 - Report this comment
mary joe: Two people cannot be a single bitch. Do a little (or in your case, presumably, a fair bit) of research and you will find that every individual alluded to in that parody died in the manner described! They died, it's a fact. Say it once, say it eight times, it doesn't change anything! Do you have a problem with death? If so, you better face up to it, did you know, it will happen to you one day? That's another fact!
Meriadoc - April 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey - can anybody spot the one historical inaccuracy? ;-)
Scathe - April 25, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTMfinals) Killer spoof.
Michael Pacholek - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Took me a year and a half to find this gem, and I DKTOS. But this was a royal riot. For humor's sake, let us type upon the keys and tell funny stories of the death of kings.
Claude Prez - July 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Today's classic is one of my faves by the hobbits -- outstanding
Sexy Pistol - July 26, 2014 - Report this comment
God save the Kings and Queens The fascist regimes They made you a moron Potential H-bomb God save the Kings and Queens We mean it man All crimes are paid God Saves
Peregrin - July 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks Claude :) And Sexy Pistol? Thanks for your feedback/diatribe/manifesto/social comment...

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