Rainbow - Kill The King - Live in Munich 1977

Rainbow - Kill The King - Live in Munich 1977





Rainbow was formed by Ritchie Blackmore in 1975 after he left Deep Purple at the height of their fame. They were instantly successful and released a string of hit albums, with an ever changing line-up, between 1975 and 1983 when Blackmore broke up the group to join the reformed Deep Purple.


This concert from their European tour in 1977 features the line-up responsible for the "Long Live Rock'n'Roll" album released later that year, including vocalist Ronnie James Dio and drummer Cozy Powell.


Blackmore had to be smuggled out of Austria after a trouble with the police at a gig two nights earlier and was very late arriving in Munich, all of which seemed to inspire both the band and the audience to create a truly remarkable gig.







Lyrics


Danger, danger the Queen's about to kill

There's a stranger, stranger and life about to spill

Oh no move me out of harm

I need a spell and a charm

Fly like the wind

I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on

Kill the king

Tear him down


Kill the king, yeah

Strike him down


Power, power it happens every day

Power, devour all along the way

Oh no, move me out of harm

I need a spell and a charm

And fly like the wind

I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on

Kill the king


Treason, treason, the specter looms again

Treason, reason, the realm is safe and then

Oh no, move away from harm

I need a spell and a charm

Fly like the rainbow

I'm no pawn, so be gone, speed on and on


Kill the king

Tear him down

Kill the king, yeah

Got to take his crown

Crown


Kill the king

He'll rule no more

Strike him dead

The people roar


Kill the king, yeah

Take his head

Down, down, down, down

Oh, kill

Oh, kill

Oh, oh




Songwriters: Blackmore, Dio, Cozy Powell

Kill The King lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc






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