"You Went The Wrong Way, Old King Louie" as written by and Allan Sherman....
Louis the Sixteenth was the King of France in 1789
He was worse than Louis the Fifteenth
He was worse than Louis the Fourteenth
He was worse than Louis the Thirteenth
He was the worst since Louis the First
King Louis was living like a king, but the people were living rotten
So the people, they started an uprising which they called the French Revolution,
And of course you remember their battle cry, which will never be forgotten

You went the wrong way, Old King Louie
You made the population cry
'Cause all you did was sit and pet
With Marie Antoinette
In your place at Versailles

And now the country's gone kablooie
So we are giving you the air
That oughta teach you not to
Spend all your time fooling 'round
At the Folies Bergere

If you had been a nicer king,
We wouldn't do a thing,
But you were bad, you must admit
We're gonna take you and the Queen
Down to the guillotine,
And shorten you a little bit

You came the wrong way, Old King Louie
And now you ain't got far to go
Too bad you won't be here to see
That great big Eiffel Tower,
Or Brigitte Bardot

To you King Louie we say fooey
You disappointed all of France
But then what else could we expect
From a king in silk stockings
And pink satin pants

You filled your stomach with chop suey
And also crepe suzettes and steak
And when they told your wife Marie
That nobody had bread, she said
"Let 'em eat cake"

We're gonna take you and the Queen
Down to the guillotine,
It's somewhere in the heart of town
And when that fella's through
With what he's gonna do,
You'll have no place to hang your crown

You came the wrong way Old King Louie
Now we must put you on the shelf
That's why the people are revolting, 'cause Louie,
You're pretty revolting yourself!


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"You Went the Wrong Way Old King Louie" as written by Allan Sherman

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    General CommentParody of "You Came A Long Way (From St. Louis)" by Ray McKinley & His Orchestra
    thedarkmanon February 04, 2006   Link

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