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The Temple Of The King

This song is by Rainbow and appears on the album Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975).

This song has been covered by Blackmore's Night under the title "The Temple Of The King".
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Song of the Day
April 16, 2008
One day in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well
When the strong young men of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell

One day in the year of the fox
When the bell began to ring
Meant the time had come
For one to go to the temple of the king

There in the middle of the circle he stands
Searching, seeking
With just one touch of his trembling hand
The answer will be found

Daylight waits while the old man sings,
"Heaven help me."
And then like the rush of a thousand wings
It shines upon the one
And the day had just begun

One day in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well
When the strong young men of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell

One day in the year of the fox
When the bell began to sing
It meant the time had come
For the one to go to the temple of the king

There in the middle of the people he stands
Seeing, feeling
With just a wave of a strong right hand
He's gone to the temple of the king

Far from the circle at the edge of the world
He's hoping, wondering
Thinking back from the stories he's heard
Of what he's going to see

And there in middle of the circle it lies
Heaven help me
Then all could see by the shine in his eyes
The answer had been found

Back with the people in the circle he stands
Giving, feeling
With just one touch of a strong right hand
They know of the temple and the king

Music by:

Ritchie Blackmore/ Ronnie James Dio

Lyrics by:

Ronnie James Dio

PersonnelEdit

  • Lead guitar: Ritchie Blackmore
  • Vocals: Ronnie James Dio
  • Keyboards: Micky Lee Soule
  • Bass guitar: Craig Gruber
  • Drums: Gary Driscoll

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