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"Kid Charlemagne" is a song by the rock group Steely Dan, which was released as a single from their 1976 album The Royal Scam. It is notable as a fusion of a funk rhythm and jazz harmonies with rock and roll instrumentals and lyrical style.

Classic mid-tempo jazz-rocker about a drug Chemist (modeled after Owsley Stanley) whose glory days have passed him by, apparently running a lab in some tenement. Listen for Larry Carlton's guitar as it gradually comes forward… read more

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  • Avatar for LUCE08
    LOL so sad I did not know that Kanye sampled this...
  • Avatar for lnqdty
    did u realise
  • Avatar for Alin_
    it's all about that gas :D lol
  • Avatar for icelandier
    B)
  • Avatar for buriuk
    genial
  • Avatar for TIGERSNAKEMAN
    ICONIC,IN MANY WAYS! KANYE STEALS BECAUSE HE LOST ANY MUSICAL TALENT HE EVER HAD, SORRY.
  • Avatar for Bandit17C
    "Careful what you carry."
  • Avatar for frearson10
    Royal Scam is just a jazzy jam from beginning to end!
  • Avatar for chouchou58
    Superbe solo de larry Carlton, so jazz-rock!
  • Avatar for frearson10
    Best album by them along with Gaucho

Lyrics

While the music played you worked by candlelight
Those San Francisco nights you were the best in town
Just by chance you crossed the diamond with the pearl
You turned it on the world that's when you turned the world around

Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne Lyrics

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