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Duties of the King
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Attribution information
Composer

Beau Black

Lyricist

Beau Black

Mixer

Beau Black

Performers

   Jeff Bennett
   Rob Lowe

Release information
Released

January 8, 2016

Track

9

Length

2:01

Albums

The Lion Guard (Music from the TV Series)

Appearances

The Lion Guard

Samples
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngDuties of the King.ogg 

Yes, this is an unfortunate duty. But you have so many other wonderful ones, sire, if I may say so.
Zazu to Simba[src]

"Duties of the King" is a song composed by Beau Black for The Lion Guard. It was released on January 8, 2016, as part of the show's soundtrack. It premiered on January 29, 2016, in the episode "Can't Wait to be Queen". It is sung by Simba and Zazu.

Lyrics

Zazu:
Everyone in the Pride Lands big or small
Looks forward to whenever you may call
A visit from Your Highness is an honor, yes, it's true
All your subjects want so much to be with you!

Chorus:
So embrace your position
The royal tradition
Delighting the Pride Lands with every little thing
In all of the wonderful duties of the king

Zazu:
You welcome birds from all around
Grant gazelles their grazing ground
Behoove the official turaco whistles
Guard the clearing of pointy thistles
Reside over aardvark wedding rites
Coach some mongooses on their bites
Listen to the zebras' silly pleas
And bless any animal when they sneeze!

Repeat Chorus

In all of the wonderful duties of the king!
You set the limits on bushbuck hopping
Judge the hippos' belly-flopping
Considered crocodiles' complaints
And tenderly kiss baby porcupines oh-so-gently

Simba:
Assign all the songbirds to their trees
Advise confused chimpanzees
Ceremonial naming of the bees

Zazu:
Consoling giraffes when they get fleas

Simba:
Actually, that's not much fun

Zazu:
The fleas do tend to spread
But that said
So embrace your position

Simba:
The royal tradition

Zazu:
Delighting the Pride Lands with every little thing
In all of the wonderful

Simba:
In all of the wonderful

Both:
In all of the wonderful
Duties of the king!
In all of the wonderful
Duties of the king!

Media


The Lion Guard (Music from the TV Series)
Call of the Guard (The Lion Guard Theme)    A Beautiful Day (Ni Siku Nzuri)    Zuka Zama    Tonight We Strike    Kion's Lament    Here Comes the Lion Guard    We're the Same (Sisi Ni Sawa)    Outta the Way    Duties of the King    Bunga the Wise    My Own Way    Jackal Style    Panic and Run    It Is Time    Call of the Guard (Full Version)
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