Para esta semana tan especial en acústico hoy os traemos The Battle of Evermore, tercer tema del mítico Led Zeppelin IV (1971). Cuenta la leyenda que este tema surgió la primera vez que Jimmy Page tocó una mandolina, la cual tomó prestada de su compañero de grupo John Paul Jones, momento en el cual, junto con Robert Plant, se escribió la canción. A la hora de grabarla Robert Plant sintió que la canción quedaría mejor si le acompañaba otra voz, por lo que llamó para ello a Sandy Denny, del grupo de folk Fairpoint Convection, siendo la única vez en la que Led Zeppelin contó con un vocalista invitado en un disco. Puro misticismo.

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Queen of Light took her bow
And then she turned to go,
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom
And walked the night alone.
Oh, dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the morning light.
The dark Lord rides in force tonight
And time will tell us all.
Oh, throw down your plow and hoe,
Rest not to lock your homes.
Side by side we wait the might
Of the darkest of them all.
I hear the horses’ thunder
Down in the valley blow,
I’m waiting for the angels of Avalon,
Waiting for the eastern glow.
The apples of the valley hold,
The seas of happiness,
The ground is rich from tender care,
Repay, do not forget, no, no.
Oh, dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the morning light.
The apples turn to brown and black, the tyrant’s face is red.
Oh the war is common cry, pick up you swords and fly.
The sky is filled with good and bad
That mortals never know.
Oh, well, the night is long, the beads of time pass slow,
Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow.
The pain of war cannot exceed
The woe of aftermath,
The drums will shake the castle wall,
The ring wraiths ride in black, ride on.
Sing as you raise your bow,
Shoot straighter than before.
No comfort has the fire at night
That lights the face so cold.
Oh dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the mornin’ light.
The magic runes are writ in gold
To bring the balance back, bring it back.
At last the sun is shining, the clouds of blue roll by,
With flames from the dragon of darkness
The sunlight blinds his eyes.

Escrita por James Patrick (jimmy) Page, Robert Anthony Plant • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc