Merlin's Time

Album: 24 Carrots (1980)

Songfacts®:

  • This is an Al Stewart/Peter White composition. In the liner notes to 24 Carrots, Al writes that this Merlin isn't the one you're probably thinking about - Merlin the Magician at the Court of the legendary King Arthur - but "the Scottish Warrior poet who appears in Robin Williamson's Five Denials On Merlin's Grave."
  • This is a down tempo, acoustic number showing Al in dreamy mood, reflecting on what it would have been like to have lived in a bygone age.
  • "Merlin's Time" was released as the B-Sides of both "Running Man" and "Mondo Sinistro." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3

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