King Herod's Song

Words & Music:

Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

(Jesus Christ Superstar)


Em                       C                G

Jesus, I am overjoyed to meet you face to face.

You've been getting quite a name all around the place.

Em      Bm        C                G

Healing cripples, raising from the dead.

    C     G    Am           G       C            G           Am7  D7

And now I understand you're God; at least that's what you've said.


    G                              A7

So, you are the Christ, you're the great Jesus Christ!

D6               D              G

Prove to me that you're divine: change my water into wine.

       D6           D           G

That's all you need do and I'll know it's all true.

G      A7          D6   D7    D6    D9    G

C'mon, King of the Jews!


Em                               C                      G

Jesus you just won't believe the hit you've made around here.

Em                             C             G

You are all we talk about, the wonder of the year.

Em         Bm   C             G

Oh, what a pity if it's all a lie!

C          G         Am      G        C      G      Am7    D9

Still, I'm sure that you can rock the cynics if you try.


So, if you are the Christ, yes, the great Jesus Christ,

Prove to me that you're no fool; walk across my swimming pool.

If you do that for me then I'll let you go free.

C'mon King of the Jews!


I only ask things I'd ask any superstar.

What is it that you have got that puts you where you are?

I am waiting, yes I'm a captive fan.

I'm dying to be shown that you are not just any man.


So, if you are the Christ, yes, the great Jesus Christ,

Feed my household with this bread – you can do it on your head!

Or has something gone wrong?  Why do you take so long?

C'mon King of the Jews!


E    B7     E7  A                            B7

Hey, aren't you scared of me Christ?  Mister Wonderful Christ!

E6                                   A

You're a joke, you're not the Lord!  You're nothing but a fraud!

A                       B7

Take him away, he's got nothing to say!

E6          E7              E6          E7

Get out you King of the..., Get out you King of the...,

E6          E7          A                    B7     E7    A

Get out you King of the Jews!  Get out of my life!


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