Who Sang Great King Rat? Queen

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Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Freddie Mercury
release date: 1973-7-13
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Classic Rock/Hard Rock/Pop Rock/Arena Rock
length: 5:44
producer: Queen, Roy Thomas Baker and John Anthony
engineer: Ted Sharp, David Hentschel, Roy Thomas Baker and Mike Stone
background vocals: Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor
bass guitar: John Deacon
drums (drum set): Roger Taylor
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
tambourine: Roger Taylor
acoustic guitar: Brian May
electric guitar: Brian May
composer: Freddie Mercury
lyricist: Freddie Mercury
Great King Rat died today
Born on the twenty first of May
Died syphilis forty four on his birthday
Every second word he swore
Yes he was the son of a whore
Always wanted by the law

Wouldn't you like to know ?
Wouldn't you like to know people ?
Great King Rat was a dirty old man
And a dirty old man was he
Now what did I tell you
Would you like to see ?

Now hear this
Where will I be tomorrow ?
Will I beg ?, Will I borrow ?
I don't care, I don't care anyway
Come on, come on the time is right
The man is evil and that is right
I told you ah yes I told you
And that's no lie, oh no no

Wouldn't you like to know ?
Wouldn't you like to know ?
Wouldn't you like to know ?
Great King Rat was a dirty old man
And a dirty old man was he
Now what did I tell you
Would you like to see ?
Show me

Oooh oooh oooh oooh
Wouldn't you like to know ?
Wouldn't you like to know people people ?
Great King Rat was a dirty old man
And a dirty old man was he
Now what did I tell you
Would you like to see ?

Hit it

Now listen all you people
Put out the good and keep the bad
Don't believe all you read in the Bible
You sinners get in line
Saints you leave far behind
Very soon you're gonna be his disciple

Don't listen to what mama says
Not a word - not a word mama says
Or else you'll find yourself being the rival
Sure, the great lord before he died
Knelt sinners by his side
And said you're going to realise tomorrow, oh woh oh woh oh woh

No I'm not going to tell you
What you already know
'Cause time and time again
The old man said it all a long time ago
Come on come on the time is right
This evil man will fight
I told you once before

Hear it
No

Wouldn't you like to know ?
Wouldn't you like to know ?
Just like I said before
Great King Rat was a dirty old man
And a dirty old man was he
The last time I tell you
Would you like to see ?



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Keep Yourself Alive
  • 2 Doing All Right
  • 3 Great King Rat
  • 4 My Fairy King
  • 5 Liar
  • 6 The Night Comes Down
  • 7 Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll
  • 8 Son and Daughter
  • 9 Jesus
  • 10 Seven Seas of Rhye…