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Pass away

by Chuck Berry. Buy album CD: Other Songs H - T

Once in Persia reigned a king who upon his royal ring carved these words so true and wise
Which when held before his eyes gave him counsel at a glance of his life of changing chance
Solemn words and these are they: "Even this shall pass away"

Trains of camels through the sand brought him gems from Samarkand
Fleets of galleys through the sea brought him pearls to match with thee
But he counted not his gain nor his treasure, mine or main
"What is wealth ?", the king would say, "Even this shall pass away"

In the revel of his court, at the zenith of his sport
When the palms of all his guests burned with clapping at his zest
He among his figs and wine would cry, "Oh, loving friends of mine
Pleasures may come, but they cannot stay, like even this shall pass away ?"

The most beautiful woman ever seen was the bride he chose his queen
Pillowed on their royal bed, whispering to her soul he said:
"Though a bridegroom never pressed dearer bosom to his chest
But mortal flesh must come to clay and even these shall pass away"

Towering over the village square, thirty meters in the air
Rose his statue, carved in stone, as the king stood there alone
Gazing at his sculptured name, said to himself, "So what is fame ?
Fame, it's but slow decay, even this shall pass away"

Fighting furiously on a battlefield, once a javelin pierced his shield
Soldiers with a loud lament bore him bleeding to his tent
Groaning from his tortured side, "Pain is hard to bear", he cried
"Oh, but with patience day by day, even this shall pass away"

Sick and sore with cancer; weak and tired and old, just minutes yet to go to pass the gates o' gold
Spake he with his dying breath, "Life is done, so what is death ?"
Then in answer to the king fell a sunbeam on his ring
Reflecting words he failed to say: "Even this shall pass away"

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  1. Have mercy judge
  2. Hello little girl goodbye
  3. House lights
  4. How you've changed
  5. I can't believe
  6. I do really love you
  7. I don't take but a few minutes
  8. I Got T Find My Baby
  9. I love her i love her
  10. I love you
  11. I need you baby
  12. I never thought
  13. I will not let you go
  14. I'm a rocker
  15. I'm just a name
  16. I've changed
  17. If i were
  18. It wasn't me
  19. It's my own business
  20. It's too dark in here
  21. Johnny B Good
  22. Johny B. Good
  23. Johny B. Goode
  24. Jonny Be Good
  25. La jaunda
  26. La Jaunda (Espanola)
  27. Let's boogie
  28. Louis to frisco
  29. Ma' dear ma' dear
  30. Misery
  31. Move it
  32. Mum's the word
  33. My blue christmas
  34. My ding-a-ling-a-ling
  35. My heart will always belong to you
  36. My mustang ford
  37. My woman
  38. No Particualr Place To Go
  39. Oh what a thrill
  40. Oh yeah
  41. Old Time Rock N Roll
  42. Pass away
  43. Rain eyes
  44. Ramona say yes
  45. Right off rampart street
  46. Rock cradle rock
  47. Rock'n'roll music
  48. Roll away
  49. Run rudolph run
  50. Some people
  51. Soul rocking
  52. Still got the blues
  53. Sue ann sir
  54. Sweet little rock & roller
  55. Sweet Little Rock And Roll
  56. Sweet sixteen
  57. Talking about my buddy
  58. Talking Bout You
  59. Tell you about my buddy
  60. The little girl from central
  61. The love i lost
  62. The man and the donkey
  63. To Piiped To Pop
  64. Together we'll always be
  65. Too Much Monkey Business For Me
  66. Trick or treat
  67. Vacation time
  68. Viva viva rock'n'roll
  69. Wee hours blues
  70. Welcome back pretty baby
  71. Wuden't me
  72. You and my country
  73. C'est La Vie
  74. Memphis Tennessee
  75. My Ding A Ling
  76. Nadine
  77. Reeling And Rocking
  78. Riding Along In My Automobile
  79. Talkin' 'bout You


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