"King Of May" as written by and Natalie A Merchant....



Farewell today
Travel on now
Be on your way
Go safely there
And never worry never care
Beyond this day
Farewell tonight
To all joy and to all the life
Go on go peacefully
We can't keep your majesty
Be on your way
Make way for the last king of May
And make a cardboard crown for him
And make your voices one
Praise the crazy mother's son who loved his life
Farewell today
Travel on now
Be on your way
Can't bear the very thought that we
That we could keep your majesty
Be on your way
Make way for the last king of May
And make a hole in the cloud for him
Raise your voices up
Drink your loving cup
To his long life
To his long life
Make way for the last king of May
Make a hole in the sky for him
And raise your voices up
Lift your loving cup
To his long life
His long life
And raise your voices up
Lift you loving cup
To his long life
To his long life
His long life
His long life




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"King of May" as written by Natalie A Merchant

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    General CommentThis is an extraordinary eulogy for an ordinary person.
    TheSneakyWaffleon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely a eulogy to Alan Ginsberg. He was crowned "King of May" in Prague, Czechoslovakia for a May day celebration in 1965 and shortly afterwards expelled from the country when his sexual orientation came to the attention of the authorities.
    The reference, "crazy mother's son" refers to his mother, Naomi, who suffered from a form of mental illness.
    Johny108on January 30, 2010   Link

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