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Alexander The Great


by Strawbs. Buy album CD: Other Songs S - KEE


They called him Alexander
With the best band in the land
He'd topped the bill in Paris
But in Venice it was banned
A pile of dusty gold discs
Were among his claims to fame
There was no-one over sixty
Who didn't know his name.

Alexander you were great
The man the critics loved to hate
You could have been as big as the Beatles or the Stones
Alexander you became
The lonely housewife's favourite name
You could have been the greatest of them all.
The gig was held in honour
Of his golden jubilee
He did not need the money
So he said he'd play for free
He got the band together
Who'd been with him through the years
They rehearsed the Alexander songs
And shed nostalgic tears.

The crowd rose to their feet
When Alexander hit the stage
His face had been rebuilt
So that you could not tell his age
He played all of the old songs
And the crowd sang every word
He danced like Margot Fonteyn
And whistled like a bird.

He came on for the encore
But collapsed against the stand
The crowd was hushed, the doctor came
There was panic in the band
He diagnosed a broken heart
The critics had been fed
Their reviews became
Obituary notices instead




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Album: Other Songs S - KEE Lyrics
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  1. (She'll Stay) Just One More Day
  2. A Boy And His Dog
  3. A Glimpse Of Heaven
  4. A Mind Of My Own
  5. A Song For Me
  6. Absent Friend
  7. Afraid To Let You Go
  8. Ah Me, Ah My
  9. Alexander The Great
  10. Alice's Song
  11. All I Need Is You
  12. All The Little Ladies
  13. Always On My Mind
  14. And Wherefore
  15. And You Need Me
  16. Another Day
  17. Another Day Without You
  18. Autumn
  19. Back In The Old Routine
  20. Back On The Farm
  21. Backside
  22. Barcarole (For The Death Of Venice)
  23. Be-Bop-A-Lula
  24. Beat The Retreat
  25. Beautiful Blues
  26. Benedictus
  27. Beside The Rio Grande
  28. Big Brother
  29. Blue Angel
  30. Blue Jean Bop
  31. Bring It Back Again
  32. Burning For Me
  33. C'Mon Everybody (Live In Toronto-Unreleased)
  34. Can't Go Back To Memphis
  35. Can't Help Fallin' In Love
  36. Canon Dale
  37. Carry Me Home
  38. Changes Arranges
  39. Charmer
  40. Chet Diddy (Hidden Charms)
  41. Close Your Eyes
  42. Crawl Up And Die
  43. Crazy Mixed Up Kid
  44. Cross That Bridge
  45. Cruisin'
  46. Cry No More
  47. Cut Like A Diamond
  48. Deadly Nightshade
  49. Do You Remember
  50. Don't Try To Change Me
  51. Double Talking Baby
  52. Down By The Sea
  53. Dragonfly
  54. Drink That Bottle Down
  55. Everbody Needs Rock 'n' Roll
  56. Evergreen
  57. Fingertips
  58. Fishnet Stocking
  59. Flight
  60. Flyin' Saucers Rock 'n' Roll
  61. Flying
  62. Forever
  63. Forever Ocean Blue
  64. Further down the road
  65. Gene And Eddie
  66. Ghosts
  67. Gina
  68. Going Home
  69. Gonna Be Your Rock
  70. Goodbye (Is Not An Easy Word To Say)
  71. Grace Darling
  72. Hanging In The Gallery
  73. Hard, Hard Winter
  74. Heartbreak Hill
  75. Heartbreaker
  76. Heat Of The Street
  77. Heavy Disguise
  78. Here It Comes
  79. Hero And Heroine
  80. Hey Little Man (thursday's Child)
  81. Hey Little Man (Wednesday's Child)
  82. How Everyone But Sam Was A Hypocrite
  83. How I Need You
  84. How Long You Wanna Live Anyway
  85. I Don't Want To Talk About It
  86. I Feel Your Loving Coming On
  87. I Only Want My Love To Grow In You
  88. I Turned My Face Into The Wind
  89. I'll Carry On Beside You
  90. I'll Show You Where To Sleep
  91. I've Been My Own Worst Friend
  92. In Amongst The Roses
  93. Is It Today Lord
  94. Jade Idol
  95. Jeanie Jeanie Jeanie (live)
  96. Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie
  97. Joey And Me
  98. Josephine, For Better Or For Worse
  99. Just Love
  100. Keep On Running

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