Who Sang Arthur? Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table cover art

Some other versions of "Arthur"
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Raymond Douglas Davies
release date: 1975-4
genres: Rock Children's
styles: Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock/Art Rock
length: 7:30
producer: Rick Wakeman
engineer: Paul Tregurtha
assistant engineer: Jeremy Stenham
orchestrator: Wil Malone
additional orchestrator: David Katz
acoustic guitar: Jeff Crampton
bass guitar: Roger Newell
choir vocals: English Chamber Choir
chorus master: Guy Protheroe
conductor: David Measham
grand piano: Rick Wakeman
guitar family: Jeff Crampton
keyboard: Rick Wakeman
lead vocals: Ashley Holt and Garry Pickford-Hopkins
drums (drum set): Barney James
percussion: John Hodgson
synthesizer: Rick Wakeman
Who so pulleth out this
Sword from this stone
And anvil, is the true
Born king of all Britain

Upon a new year's day
A host of knights did pray
That from the anvil one could draw the sword.
As each knight took his turn
They found the anvil, held it firm;
None worthy of a future king and lord.
Sir Kay the bravest knight
Appeared to try his might
He dreamed of being king, as all the rest
To Arthur Sir Kay called to search
And bring for him a sword
In earnest Arthur set about his quest.
A churchyard in the wood
The sword and anvil stood
And Arthur drew the sword out of the stone
The anvil now defeated
His quest for the sword completed
A sword that was to place him on the throne
A sword that was to place him on the throne.
Sir Hector and Sir Kay saw the sword
And knelt to pray
Then gently took it from young Arthur's hand
They marveled at his quest
Proclaiming to the rest
Arthur is the king of all this land
Arthur the king of all this land.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Arthur
  • 2 Lady of the Lake
  • 3 Guinevere
  • 4 Sir Lancelot and the Black Knight
  • 5 Merlin the Magician
  • 6 Sir Galahad
  • 7 The Last Battle

  • Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin