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King Tut (King Tut)
Now when he was a young man,
He never thought he'd see
People stand in line to see the boy king.

(King Tut) How'd you get so funky?
(Funky Tut) Did you do the monkey?
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (king Tut).

(King Tut) Now, if I'd known
They'd line up just to see him,
I'd taken all my money
And bought me a museum. (king Tut)

Buried with a donkey (funky Tut)
He's my favorite honkey!
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (king Tut)

(Tut, Tut) Dancin' by the Nile, (Disco Tut, Tut)
The ladies love his style, (boss Tut, Tut)
Rockin' for a mile (rockin' Tut, Tut)
He ate a crocodile.

He gave his life for tourism.
Golden idol!
He's an Egyptian.

They're selling you!

Now, when I die,
Now don't think I'm a nut,
Don't want no fancy funeral,
Just one like ole king Tut. (king Tut)

He coulda won a Grammy, (king Tut)
Buried in his Jammies, (king Tut)
Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia,
He was born in Arizona, got a condo made of stone-a,
King Tut!

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    UnregisteredOct 14, 2013 at 1:37 am
    It is neither pathetic nor meaningless. The song was written and performed as a way to point out as well as cash in on the sensationalism surrounding the recent tours of Pharaoh Tutankhamun's exhibit at the time. As is the way with many novelty songs, however, the events it lampoons are dated and the intention is lost. Today's listener doesn't get what the song is supposed to be about, except that it's goofy.
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    UnregisteredApr 25, 2014 at 6:29 pm
    This song is philosophical in so many ways it is uncanny in its ability to confuse the unenlightened. The intelligence to understand the meaningful meanings of this song and its very important time and whistle ability supercedes and cannot be compared to a song much like the theme songs the A-Team, Baa-Baa Blacksheep, or even the Bridge Over the River Kwai. It was not missed by the Grammy nominators, just to prove my point. Sometimes there is movement, big and small, and so it goes.

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