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The King Of Swing

Lyrics & Music: Neil Hannon & Thomas Walsh

Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Originally interpreted by: The Duckworth-Lewis Method


To see the lyrics, click on the name of the version you are interested in (on the left).



Written along with the album Sticky Wickets, ‘The King of Swing’ was recorded within the demo of the album. The song was subsequently recorded again during the album’s recording session but finally wasn’t retained for release and so left unmixed.

The song is said to be a tribute to cricketer Jimmy Anderson.