The Phony King of England" is a song from Disney's 1973 animated film Robin Hood. It features Little John and the rest of Robin's friends and allies performing a song where they mock and criticize Prince John and his reign.
The song is later sung and hummed by the
Sheriff of Nottingham and Sir Hiss.
It was performed by Little John's voice actor the late Phil Harris along with a chorus as the rest of the characters.
Oh the world will sing of an English King
A thousand years from now
And not because he passed some laws
Or had that lofty brow
While bonny good King Richard leads
The great crusade he's on
We'll all have to slave away
For that good-for-nothin' John
Incredible as he is inept
Whenever the history books are kept
They'll call him the phony king of England!
A pox on the phony king of England!
He sits alone on a giant throne
Pretendin' he's the king
A little tyke who's rather like
A puppet on a string
And he throws an angry tantrum
If he cannot have his way
And then he calls for his Mum
While he's suckin' his thumb
You see, he doesn't want to play
Too late to be known as John the First
He's sure to be known as John the worst
A pox on that phony king of England!
While he taxes us to pieces
And he robs us of our bread
King Richard's crown keeps slippin' down
Around that pointed head
Ah! But while there is a merry man
In Robin's wily pack
We'll find a way to make him pay
And steal our money back
A minute before he knows we're there
Ol' Rob'll snatch his underwear!
The breezy and uneasy king of England!
The snivellin' grovellin',
Prince John, that phony King of England!
Other Appearances Edit
The song was featured in the movie's soundtrack
A cover made by the late Lous Prima was included in the Disneyland Records album Let's Hear It For Robin Hood.
Robin Hood The Phony King of England
Robin Hood OST - 29 - The Phoney King of England
04. Disneyland Records- Phony king of england
"The Phony King of England" - Disney Robin Hood
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