"Shield" or "The Shield" is a Blackmore/Lord/Evans composition. The fifth track on the band's second album runs to 5 minutes 59 seconds, and has a distinctly psychedelic feel to it. It appears to be a song about family life, philosophising, etc, and some sources include the line "So trust in you love, and Lucy of above" in the lyrics, which appears to be a reference to "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
". As this well known Beatles track was released the year before The Book Of Taliesyn
, this is plausible, however, this line is actually a mondegreen, a misheard lyric.
Alexander Baron - London, England