"The Last Battle" as written by and Rick Wakeman....
Gone are the days of the knights
Of the Round Table and fights
Gallant men softly crying
Brave armies dying
The last battle soon to be lost.
Hearing of great civil war
Saxons to Britain did pour

From the North and the East
Arthur's knights' death to feast
The last battle soon to be lost.
Come life or death Arthur cried
Mordred the traitor he spied
Smote him into the ground
Where he fell without sound
And in rage lunged at Arthur who fell.
Gone are the days of the knights
Of the Round Table and fights
Of the realm of King Arthur
Peace ever after
Gone are the days of the knights.

SIR HECTOR, SIR HORS, SIR BLAMOUR AND SIR BLEOBROBIS
THE ONLY SURVIVING KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE,
ENDED THEIR DAYS AFTER A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND;
SOON AFTER THE SAXONS CONQUERED ALL OF BRITAIN AND THE REALM OF LOGRES WAS OVER.
MANY BELIEVED THAT ARTHUR WOULD RETURN TO RE-ESTABLISH THE HOLY REALM OF LOGRES
AND SAVE BRITAIN IN THE HOUR OF ITS DEADLIEST DANGER.
ABOUT THE YEAR 1200 THE MONKS OF GLASTONBURY DISCOVERED THE BONES OF ARTHUR
BURIED NEAR TO THOSE OF GUINEVERE.
BENEATH THE COFFIN, A STONE INLAID WITH A LEADEN CROSS BORE THE LATIN INSCRIPTION:
'HERE LIES KING ARTHUR IN HIS TOMB WITH GUINEVERE HIS WIFE IN THE ISLE OF AVALON'.


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"The Last Battle" as written by Rick Wakeman

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