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No More Kings

This song is by Lynn Ahrens and appears on the compilation Schoolhouse Rock: America Rock (1997).

Rockin' and a-rollin', splishin' and a-splashin'
Over the horizon, what can it be?
The pilgrims sailed the sea
To find a place to call their own
In their ship Mayflower
They hoped to find a better home
They finally knocked
On Plymouth Rock
And someone said, "We're there"
It may not look like home
But at this point I don't care

Oh, they were missing Mother England
They swore their loyalty until the very end
Anything you say, King
It's OK, King
You know it's kinda scary on your own
Gonna build a new land
The way we planned
Could you help us run it till it's grown?

They planted corn, you know
They built their houses one by one
And bit by bit they worked
Until the colonies were done
They looked around
Yeah, up and down
And someone said, "Hurray!"
If the king could only see us now
He would be proud of us today

They knew that now they'd run their own land
But George the Third still vowed
He'd rule them till the end
Anything I say, do it my way now
Anything I say, do it my way
Don't you get to feeling independent
'Cause I'm gonna force you to obey

He taxed their property
He didn't give them any choice
And back in England
He didn't give them any voice
(That's called taxation without representation
And it's not fair!)
But when the Colonies complained
The king said: "I don't care!"

He even has the nerve
To tax our cup of tea
To put it kindly, King
We really don't agree

Gonna show you how we feel
We're gonna dump this tea
And turn this harbor into
The biggest cup of tea in history

They wanted no more Mother England
They knew the time had come
For them to take command
It's very clear you're being unfair, King
No matter what you say, we won't obey
Gonna hold a revolution now, King
And we're gonna run it all our way
With no more kings...

We're gonna elect a president! (No more kings)
He's gonna do what the people want! (No more kings)
We're gonna run things our way! (No more kings)
Nobody's gonna tell us what to do
Rockin' and a-rollin', splishin' and a-splashin'
Over the horizon, what can it be?
Looks like it's going to be a free country

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