No More Kings - E1

Episode 1 "No More Kings"

Singer: Lynn Ahrens

Song Writer: Lynn Ahrens

Original Air Date: September 20, 1975

This song shows the Pilgrims settling in America and eventually Americans throwing a Boston Tea Party to protest British tyranny. It was voted #13 on the 30th Anniversary DVD Top 25.

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

Going to build a new land

The way we planned

Could you help us run it until 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 until the end

"Anything I say, do it my way now

Anything I say, do it my way

Don't you get to feeling independent

Because I'm going to 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

Going to show you how we feel

We're going to 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

Going to hold a revolution now, King

And we're gonna run it all our way

With no more kings . . .

We're going to elect a president! (No more kings)

He's going to do what the people want! (No more kings)

We're going to run things our way! (No more kings)

Nobody's going to 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