« Old King », de Neil Young (1992)

Neil Young avec deux chiens en 1971

Old King est une chanson country écrite par Neil Young après la mort de son chien Elvis. Il y raconte comment ce dernier le suivait partout, à tel point qu’il l’emmenait même en tournée avec lui : Young ne parcourait pas les routes sans son meilleur ami. De fait, si Elvis n’était peut-être pas le vrai King, il ne fait pas de doute qu’il était au moins celui de Neil Young.

Paroles de la chanson « Old King »

King went a-runnin' after deer

Wasn't scared of jumpin' off the truck in high gear

King went a-sniffin' and he would go

Was the best old hound dog I ever did know.

 

I had a dog and his name was King

I told the dog about everything

There in my truck the dog and I

Then one day the King up and died.

 

Then I thought about the times we had

Once when I kicked him when he was bad

Old King sure meant a lot to me

But that hound dog is history.

 

King went a-runnin' after deer

Wasn't scared of jumpin' off the truck in high gear

King went a-sniffin' and he would go

Was the best old hound dog I ever did know.

 

That old King was a friend of mine

Never knew a dog that was half as fine

I may find one, you never do know

'Cause I still got a long way to go.

 

I had a dog and his name was King

I told the dog about everything

Old King sure meant a lot to me

But that hound dog is history.

 

King went a-howlin' after deer

Wasn't scared of jumpin' off the truck in high gear

King went a-sniffin' and he would go

Was the best old hound dog I ever did know.

Musique de la chanson « Old King »

Dernière modification : 21/02/2023.