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Lyr Req: The Name of Arthur (Maddy Prior)

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Edain 16 Sep 09 - 12:42 PM
ClaireBear 16 Sep 09 - 01:37 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Name of Arthur (Maddy Prior)
From: Edain
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 12:42 PM

I was listening to Last.FM at work today and this song came up. Now, I've been told the album in general isn;t that great (Arthur the King), but I must admit to really liking this track but being entirely unable to hunt down the lyrics. There are unfortunately a few bits I can't quite hear and as you can't pause and reply on last.fm I've not been able to actually make note of them at all yet, other than the start.

Google and Digi-trad searches have come up with nothing and so I ask here. Anyone know?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Name of Arthur (Maddy Prior)
From: ClaireBear
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 01:37 PM

Found the lyrics here, on what appears to be the album's liner notes:

THE NAME OF ARTHUR
(Prior/Holland/Donockley)

The poet and the troubadour have stolen my name
They poached my true story and gave me false fame
I was a ruler, a warrior, an emperor, a chief
I fought for my people, I fought for my belief

I fought for law and order in fear of chaos reign
To keep out butchery of hell-hounds fateful bane
I fought against savages of iron flesh and bone
To keep them from ravaging my family and home

They've turned me to a gentleman of pallid livery
A puppet for their musings, their whims of chivalry
But I fought no imaginings of courtly smiles and lies
I fought murderous men with evil in their eyes


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