White Hammer Lyrics

Van der Graaf Generator


writers: Peter Hammill, Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill
album: Track 3 in album The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other
release date: 1970-2
popularity : 47 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock/Prog Rock
length: 8:16
producer: John Anthony

Album Information

label: Probe Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Van der Graaf Generator The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other cover art


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In the year 1486 the Malleus first appeared,
Designed to kill all witchcraft and end the papal fears:
Prescribing tortures to kill the Black Arts;
And the Hammer struck hard.

Malleus Maleficarum slaughtered and tortured
All those under suspicion, as the Inquisistion ordered
Burning black hearts and innocents alike,
Killing the mad;
Such was the power the Hammer had.

Though Hexenhammer was intended to slay only evil,
Fear and anger against magic overspilled:
They also killed those of the White.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Darkness (11/11)
  • 2 Refugees
  • 3 White Hammer
  • 4 Whatever Would Robert Have Said?
  • 5 Out of My Book
  • 6 After the Flood