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Jack White pays tribute to “Seven Nation Army” lyric inspiration, Queen Elizabeth II

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Jack White has shared a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who helped inspire a lyric for The White Stripes‘ “Seven Nation Army.”

In between the song’s instantly recognizable guitar riff, White sings the line “Everyone knows about it/From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell.”

In an Instagram post Friday following the Queen’s passing on Thursday at age 96, White shared a throwback photo of him and Meg White sitting next to a portrait of the longest-reigning monarch in British history while recording “Seven Nation Army” at London’s Toe Rag Studio in 2002.

“Rest in peace Elizabeth, you showed class in an imperfect world,” White writes in the caption.

“Seven Nation Army” was released as the lead single off The White Stripes’ 2003 album Elephant and has become one of the band’s, if not the, signature songs.

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