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When my brother was little, my great-grandmother used to sing a song to him, which went something like this … “Underneath a table on the kitchen floor, on a sofa upside down, happy and contented we adore, the little king without a crown. He’s a little trouble-maker, when it’s time to go upstairs, begging for that extra minute, when it’s time to rest his sleepy head”. I’m not sure if those are the exact words, but if not, it’s very similar to that, and I’m pretty sure there’s more words to the song than I’ve written. Does anyone know this song, and all the words to it? My great-grandmother is no longer with us, so I can’t ask her. I’ve Googled it, but can’t find any reference to it. any help would be appreciated.

Posted by no1ladydj, 6th May 2014

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  • Sorry I have never heard it but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Keep researching you may just come across it. Good luck.

  • Hopefully someone has answered this for you. I’ve personally not heard anything like it

  • Sounds like a lovely song.

  • If you don’t find it, have you considered it may be a song she made up? There are a few suggestions below though, so maybe you found it

  • Wow what a wonderful, full and very impressive response from mom301089 …I am now wondering if no1ladydj, has viewed this amazing response. ?

  • this on a Vera Lynn LP ‘The Greatest Early Years’, if you can find
    it that is!

  • It’s A Vera Lynne song.

  • Hi, i know you posted this years ago. Not sure if your still looking. Its called ‘the little king without a crown’ by ross parker. Vera lyn sang a version.
    Some kids have a life of ease, with toys and everything, they never really have to do without.
    This one isnt hard to please, he takes what fortune brings, but he’s a happy fella there no doubt.
    Underneathe the table on the kitchen floor, on a soap box upside down. That’s his castle and his word is law. The little king without a crown.
    There he’s in his glory, he must be all vein, dressed in daddy’s dressing gown.
    With his clothes peg soldiers on parade. The little king without a crown.
    He’s a little trouble maker. When its time to go upstairs. Pleading for some extra mintues, while he settles his own affairs.
    Underneathe the table on thekitchen floor on a soap box upside down. Happy and contented we adore. The little king without a crown.
    Hope this reaches you.

  • Is was from 1945-46 and was underneath a saucepan not underneath a sofa apparently

  • Maybe google the lyrics – should come up with results?

  • I haven’t heard of this song, sounds delightful though

  • Have you tried asking other distant family members

  • No I have not heard it before. Interesting

  • Could it be Dave Matthews Band.??

  • I’ve never heard of it. My mum or mum in law might know it though. I’ll ask them and get back to you if it’s a yes

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