"Pearly Queen" as written by and Steve/capaldi Winwood....
I bought a sequined suit from a pearly queen
And she could drink more wine than I'd ever seen
She had some gypsies' blood flowing through her feet
And when the time was right she said that I would meet
My destiny

I traveled round the world to find the sun
I couldn't stop myself from having fun
And then one day I met an Indian girl
And she made me forget this troubled world
We're living in

I had a strange dream. In my hair
I saw a pearly queen lying there
And all around her feet flowers bloomed
But they were made of silk and sequins two by two

Lyrics submitted by AlkalineTrioFan

"Pearly Queen" as written by Jim Capaldi Steve Winwood

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    General CommentThis song is just outstanding
    AlkalineTrioFanon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA sleazy tale of debauched romance.
    rosiekzon July 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI was wondering if this song was a thinly disguised tribute to Janis Joplin. But no, more likely it is a reference to female member of the Pearly Kings and Queens who wear eye-catching outfits decorated with pearl as they raise funds for charity in the UK. How great.


    I love the delicate organ and guitar work at the beginning before bringing the hammer down with the main riff, then the wild guitar between verses which bounces back-and-forth between the speakers, and closing with a percussive jam.

    Not a major song, but a bit of the tasty magic Traffic could manage left-handed back in the day.
    LuckyTownon September 29, 2014   Link

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