Robert Priest

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THE HAPPY COUPLE

On CBC NewsWorld: Royal Wedding Song

CBC NewsWorld commissioned me to write and perform a troubadour song in honour of the Royal wedding. For those who enjoy tongue in cheek pleasures... here are the lyrics and chords. (Music by Allen Booth.)

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They say that Elvis was the King

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but Elvis had Priscilla

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Without his cousin Myrna would

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old Jerry Lee be killa?

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Oh who can say what might have been

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if King Kong had Godzilla

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He might have risked the whole damn thing

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like Charlie and Camilla

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George Foreman had the great Ali

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in Zaire and in Manilla

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And Michael Jackson had that glove

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when he made hits like Thrilla

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Delilah cut old Samson\'s hair

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and chained him to a pilla

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For love he pulled the whole thing down

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like Charlie and Camilla

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For love is the only empire

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It needs no wedding ring

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nor ancient crown nor golden throne

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For LOVE IS QUEEN AND KING

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Liz Taylor had Sir Richard B

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Madonna had Vanilla

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And Pamela her Tommy big

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banana no gorilla

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Oh who can say what might have been

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had Genghis met Attila

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and conquered one another\'s hearts

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like Charlie and Camilla

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For love is the only empire

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It needs no regal bling

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nor ancient crown nor golden throne

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For LOVE IS QUEEN AND KING

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AWARDS

The Milton Acorn Memorial People's Poetry Award, 1989
Special Choice Award, Children's Book Centre, 1993
Socan Airplay Award, 1994
Chalmer's Award, Theatre for Young Audiences, 1998

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