Chris Rea The King Who Sold His Own Lyrics

One thousand stories, one thousand years
Each song it goes from hand to hand
They tell of kings, they sing of war
And the news of far off distant lands

They sing of how the blues came to be
Their own king sold them into slavery
The sad chords melt
Where the sadness came to be
When their own king sold them
Into slavery

One thousand stories, one thousand years
The truth of guilt and shame
But a king who sold his people out
To a world of whips and chains
The sound of pain the smell of fear
A treason born in hell
The king who sold his people out
It's a song they know so well

Cross the music, as you cross the sea
Cross your loved ones broken bones
Cos forever never to be free
Oh the king who sold his own …
Oh the king who sold his own …
Blue Guitars Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 West Africa (instrumental)
  • 2 Cry for Home
  • 3 The King Who Sold His Own
  • 4 White Man Coming
  • 5 Where the Blues Come From
  • 6 Lord Tell Me It Won't Be Long
  • 7 Work Gang
  • 8 Praise the Lord
  • 9 Sweet Sunday
  • 10 Sing Out the Devil
  • 11 Boss Man Cut My Chains
    CD 2
  • 1 Walkin' Country Blues
  • 2 Man Gone Missing
  • 3 Can't Stay Blues
  • 4 KKK Blues
  • 5 Too Much Drinkin'
  • 6 Catwalk Woman
  • 7 If You've Got a Friend in Jesus
  • 8 Head Out on the Highway
  • 9 Wild Pony
  • 10 Steam Train Blues
  • 11 Going Up to Memphis
  • 12 Somewhere Between Highway 61 & 49
  • 13 Ticket for Chicago
  • 14 Dance All Night Long
    CD 3
  • 1 Two Days Missing Down the Viper Room
  • 2 Who Cares If I Do
  • 3 What Made Me Love You
  • 4 You Got Dixie
  • 5 One Night With You
  • 6 Talking 'Bout New Orleans
  • 7 Le Fleur de la Vie (instrumental)
  • 8 Catfish Girl
  • 9 Only a Fool Plays by the Rules
  • 10 Baby Come Home
  • 11 Dance Avec Moi (instrumental)
  • 12 L'ete Eternal (instrumental)
    CD 4
  • 1 Electric Guitar
  • 2 Electric Memphis Blues
  • 3 All Night Long
  • 4 Born Bad
  • 5 Let's Start Again
  • 6 What I'm Looking For
  • 7 Rules of Love
  • 8 What You Done to Me
  • 9 Hobo Love Blues
  • 10 Pass Me By
  • 11 The Soul of My Father's Shadow
  • 12 My Blue World Says Hello
    CD 5
  • 1 Lone Rider
  • 2 Texas Blue
  • 3 No Wheels Blues
  • 4 Lone Star Boogie
  • 5 Blind Willie
  • 6 The American Way
  • 7 Angellina
  • 8 Truck Stop
  • 9 Weekend Down Mexico
  • 10 Texas Line Boogie
  • 11 Too Big City
  • 12 Houston Angel
    CD 6
  • 1 I'm Moving Up
  • 2 Maxwell Street
  • 3 Bob Taylor
  • 4 She's a Whole Heap of Trouble
  • 5 Jazzy Blue
  • 6 Hip-Sway
  • 7 That's the Way It Goes
  • 8 To Get Your Love
  • 9 Chicago Morning
  • 10 Catwalk Woman
  • 11 Since You've Been Gone
  • 12 All Night Long
  • 13 Here She Comes Now
    CD 7
  • 1 Last Call
  • 2 Maybe That's All I Need to Know
  • 3 Deep Winter Blues
  • 4 If I Ever Get Over You
  • 5 I Love the Rain
  • 6 My Soul Crying Out for You
  • 7 If That's What You Want
  • 8 There's No One Looking
  • 9 What Became of You
  • 10 My Deep Blue Ways
    CD 8
  • 1 Sweet Love
  • 2 Break Another Piece of My Heart
  • 3 Ball & Chain
  • 4 Gospel Trail
  • 5 Shy Boy
  • 6 Come Change My World
  • 7 Call on Me
  • 8 Just in Case You Never Knew
  • 9 Let Me In
  • 10 I'll Be There for You
  • 11 The Pain of Loving You
  • 12 Are You Ready
    CD 9
  • 1 Celtic Blue (instrumental)
  • 2 Too Far From Home
  • 3 'Til the Morning Sun Shines on My Love and Me
  • 4 Lucky Day
  • 5 What She Really Is
  • 6 Wishing Well
  • 7 Irish Blues
  • 8 No More Sorrow
  • 9 While I Remain
  • 10 Last Drink
  • 11 'Til I Find My True Love's Name
  • 12 Big White Door
    CD 10
  • 1 Hey Gringo
  • 2 Immigration Blues
  • 3 Still Trying to Clear My Name
  • 4 Sun Is Hot
  • 5 Screw You and Your Deep Blue Sea
  • 6 Nothing Seems to Matter No More
  • 7 Sometimes
  • 8 Lampiou
  • 9 Keep on Dancing
  • 10 Lucifer's Angel
  • 11 How I Know It's You
  • 12 Forever
  • 13 You Got Soul
  • 14 Bajan Blue
    CD 11
  • 1 My Baby Told Me (Blues)
  • 2 Got to Be Moving
  • 3 My Baby Told Me (Gospel)
  • 4 Heartbreaker
  • 5 Yes I Do (instrumental)
  • 6 Wasted Love
  • 7 Cool Cool Blue
  • 8 Clarkson Blues
  • 9 Who Killed Love
  • 10 Never Tie Me Down
  • 11 Mindless
  • 12 Ain't That Just the Prettiest Thing
  • 13 Nobody but You
  • 14 Waiting for Love
  • 15 Blue Morning in the Rain
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