The Phony King of England (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

The Phony King of England disney song music“The Phony King of England” is a song from Disney’s 1973 animated film “Robin Hood“. It is performed by the characters Alan-a-Dale, Little John, and a chorus of animal characters, and it satirizes the character of Prince John, who is depicted as a greedy and cowardly tyrant. The song features upbeat, folk-inspired music and lyrics that poke fun at the idea of a corrupt and incompetent leader, with lines like “Oh, the world will sing of an English king, a thousand years from now, and not because he passed some laws, or had that lofty brow”. The song has become a popular and memorable part of the film, and is often cited as one of the highlights of its musical score.

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