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THE WIZARD

Written by: Ken Hensley & Mark Clarke
Released on album: 'Demons And Wizards' May 1972
Recorded prior to actual album sessions in early 1972 with Mark Clarke and released as single 
in Feb 1972. Gary Thain replaced Clarke before the album sessions but the original recording remained
Note: Clarke not only co-wrote the song with Ken Hensley but also shares lead vocals with David Byron


He was the wizard
Of a thousand kings
And I chanced to meet him
One night wandering
He told me tales
And he drank my wine
Me and my magic man
Kinda feeling fine 

He had a cloak of gold
And eyes of fire
And as he spoke
I felt a deep desire
To free the world
Of its fear and pain
And help the people
To feel free again

Why don't we listen to
The voices in our hearts
‘Cause then I know we'd find
We're not so far apart
Everybody's got to be happy
Everyone should sing
For we know the joy of life
The peace that love can bring 

So spoke the wizard
In his mountain home
The vision of his wisdom
Means we'll never be alone
And I will dream of my magic night
And a million silver stars
That guide me with their light

Ah ah ah ...