Temple of the King

Album: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975)
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  • One day, in the Year of the Fox
    Came a time remembered well
    When the strong young man 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
    It 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 has just begun
    One day in the Year of the Fox
    Came a time remembered well
    When the strong young man 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 the strong right hand, he's gone
    To the temple of the king
    Far from the circle, at the edge of the world
    Hes hoping, wondering
    Thinking back on the stories hes heard of what hes going to see
    There, in the middle of a 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
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