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Pearl Jam covers The Beatles’ “Her Majesty” during Toronto show

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Pearl Jam performed a cover of The Beatles deep cut “Her Majesty” during their show in Toronto on Thursday.

A hidden track off Abbey Road, the original “Her Majesty” lasts just 23 seconds and features tongue-in-cheek lyrics, such as “Her Majesty is a pretty nice girl/But she doesn’t have a lot to say.”

Pearl Jam’s rendition of “Her Majesty” came just hours after news broke that Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, had died at age 96. Vedder made no specific mention of the queen when introducing the song, telling the crowd only, “This is just a little one I’m gonna borrow from Paul McCartney.”

You can watch fan-shot footage of the performance posted to YouTube by user mfc172.

Both McCartney and fellow living Beatle Ringo Starr shared tributes to Queen Elizabeth II following the news of her passing.

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