I Am A King

Bo Napoleon

Submitted by: anaka
Intro:
F      C                 Gm      Bb
  I am a king for always, we are the kings for all days
F                C                 Gm        Bb
  For the King of all kingdoms come … King of all kingdoms …
Come


Chords(2x): Dm, C, Bb, F


Verse 1:
Dm     C                       Bb       F
  All I am and all that I’ve become, oh oh yeah
Dm       C                 Bb     F
  Better man, come into my own
Dm         C                           Bb       F
  My beautiful queen, there for when I suffered, yeah
Dm          C                               Bb      F
  As long as I live, give you all the light touches
C                        Bb
  Here I come for what I own
C                    Bb     C
  Gonna overtake the throne, whoa na na na na na


Pre-Chorus:
F                C             
Step on the scene, son of a king
Gm              Bb
This is my dream, my legacy
F                 C
Step on the scene, son of a king
Gm              Bb
This is my destiny


Chorus:
       F    C           
I am a king … this is my kingdom
Gm   Bb
        Follow me, say follow me
F    C                           Gm   Bb
        Follow me, say follow me now


                       F   C   Gm  Bb
Follow me, say follow me
                       F   C   Gm  Bb
Follow me, say follow me

        
Verse 2 (Dm, C, Bb, F):
All I am and all that I’ve become, oh oh yeah
Better man, ‘cause I gave her all my love
My beautiful queen, there for when I suffered, yes
As long as I live, give you all the light touches
C                        Bb
  Here I come for what I own
C                    Bb     C
  Gonna overtake the throne, whoa na na na na na


Repeat Pre-Chorus (breakdown on F, C, Gm, Bb):
Repeat Chorus (F, C, Gm, Bb):
Horn Instrumental (F, C, Gm, Bb):


C                        Bb
  Here I come for what I own
C                    Bb     C
  Gonna overtake the throne, whoa na na na na na


Repeat Pre-Chorus (breakdown on F, C, Gm, Bb):
Repeat Chorus (F, C, Gm, Bb):
Repeat Pre-Chorus (F, C, Gm, Bb):
Repeat Chorus (F, C, Gm, Bb):


Follow me, say follow me … whoa
Follow me, say follow me … whoa now
Follow me, say follow me … we are the kings yeah now
Follow me, say follow me … oh this is our kingdom

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2 Comments

  1. anaka
    For the first (slow) part of the song, the strumming is:
    
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    D  UXUD  U UXUD 
    
    It’s an 8-beat long strumming pattern and you’re changing chords on beats 1 and 4.  So basically you’re playing:
    
    F     C
    D  UXUD  U UXUD
    Gm    Bb
    D  UXUD  U UXUD
    
    For the Intro or
    
    Dm    C
    D  UXUD  U UXUD
    Bb    F
    D  UXUD  U UXUD
    
    For the verse.  When it gets to Verse 2, the strumming switches to a straight reggae strumming:
    
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
      D   D   D   D
    
    But you’re still changing chords on beats 1 and 4.  So it becomes
    Dm    C
      D   D   D   D
    Bb    F
      D   D   D   D
    
    During the second Pre-Chorus, the strumming is a breakdown:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    D  U  D D  U  D
    
    With chord switches on beats 1 and 5.  So it would be
    
    F       C
    D  U  D D  U  D
    Gm      Bb
    D  U  D D  U  D
    
  2. anaka

    Also, this song makes a reference to the Disney movie, The Lion King, with the lyric “… give you all the light touches.” In The Lion King, Mufasa tells Simba “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.”

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