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Royals

Recorded by Lorde
For SSAA a cappella
Duration: ca. 3:00

Arranged by
Deke Sharon

Words and music by


Joel Little and Ella Yelich-O'Connor

Do = G, 4/4, Mysterious ( ! = ca. 85)


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rule,

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Translated to Numbers by:


Evan B
PERTH, MAY 2015