Magnu, horse with golden mane, I want your help yet once again,
Walk not the earth but fly through space as lightning flash or thunders race
Magnu come to me


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"Conjuration of Magnu" as written by Dave Brock

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    General CommentAfter listening to a lot more hawkwind, I prefer them.
    sambennallickon September 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSam bennallick fancy seeing you here remember me? from deviant art this is great good pic btw of 'davy'. Hawkwind smash all other bands
    Space Brockon July 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe 'Warrior on the Edge of Time' is very influenced by Michael Moorcock's books.
    He did some of the vocals didn't he?

    Sounds like a warrior calling his battle horse. That's what I'll always hear when I listen to it anyway.

    Hawkwind = Class
    Snidon July 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis entire album is a psychadelic experience, overshadowed by the great works of Pink Floyd, but excellence in its own right. However, I cannot for the life of me figure out what the album is about.
    inpraiseoffollyon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfancy seeing you here. wow Hawkwind get next to no comments! they are brilliant! definately in a league of their own, almost as good as pink floyd.
    sambennallickon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'd have to disagree, for me Hawkwind at their best are a head above Pink Floyd. The 'Warrior on the Edge of Time' album is one of my all-time favourites.
    Wyrmon June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis actually is referring to the frequency of light from the sun. "Magnu, horse of golden mane," refers to the sun; fast as light the voice beckons the sun to send him it's power that he might smite the men of darkness who fear the power of the light. It talks here about those "dark" beings who usurp the pure light of the sun and polute it with their evil intent of keeping we humans as slaves, far removed from our birthright of glorious lordship over this planet, and third dimensional realm.
    VeritasKnighton July 05, 2013   Link
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    Song FactLyrics are drawn from "Hymn of Apollo" (1820) by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
    mervinhawkeron January 28, 2019   Link
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    Song FactThe first six lines are identical (so near as not to quibble) to a magical incantation used to summon a magical horse found in a Slavic folktale published in the 19th century, called "The History Of Prince Slugobyl; Or, The Invisible Knight"

    “Magu (sic), Horse with Golden Mane,
    I want your help yet once again,
    Walk not the earth but fly through space
    As lightnings flash or thunders race.
    Swift as the arrow from the bow,
    Come quick, yet so that none can know.”

    gutenberg.org/files/25555/25555-h/…

    Just found this reading folktales last night :-D Since Brock wrote this one, I'm guessing Moorcock ain't the only one who riffed off folktales
    AdamSarganton November 19, 2019   Link

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