SNL Transcripts: Jack Black: 12/17/05: Neil Young performs “He Was the King”



 Saturday Night Live Transcripts


  Season 31: Episode 9



05i: Jack Black / Neil Young

Neil Young performs “He Was the King”

…..Jack Black
…..Neil Young

Jack Black: Once again – Neil Young!

Neil Young: [ singing ]“The last time I saw Elvis
He was shooting at a colour TV
The phones were ringing in the pink motel
And the rest is history
He was the King.

The last time I saw Elvis
He was singing a gospel song
You could tell that he had the feeling
And the whole world sang along
He was the King
(He was the King).

The last time I saw Elvis
He was up on the silver screen
Pushing a plough in a black-and-white movie
And everybody started to scream
Yes, he was the King
(He was the King).

The last time I saw Elvis
It was some kind of Vegas dream
Spotlights flashed on a sequined cape
And a blue-haired lady screamed
He was the King.

[ break ]

The last time I saw Elvis
He was fronting a three-piece band
Rocking on the back of a flatbed truck
With an old guitar in his hand
He was the King
(He was the King).

Hey!

[ break ]

The last time I saw Elvis
He was riding in a pink Cadillac
Wind was blowing through his hair
And he never did look back
He was the King
(He was the King).

The last time I saw Elvis, hey!

[ spoken ] Thank you very much

The last time I saw Elvis
He was singing that gospel song
You could tell that he had the feeling
And the whole world sang along
He was the King
(He was the King).

He was the King!

He was the King!

He was the King!

[ spoken ] Elvis has left the arena!”

[ the audience cheers ]

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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