The Original Caste (#34 in 1969), Coven
(#26 in 1971)
Listen children to a story that was written long ago
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley folk below.
On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath a stone
And the valley people swore they'd
Have it for their very own.
ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
in the name of heaven, Justify it in the end.
won't be any trumpets blowin'
Come the judgment day.
bloody morning after,
One Tin Soldier rides away.
So the people of the valley sent a message up the hill
Asking for the buried treasure, Tons of gold for which they'd kill.
Came an answer from the kingdom
"With our brother we will share
All the secrets of our mountain,
All the riches buried there." Chorus
Now the valley cried with anger
"Mount your horses, draw your sword
And they killed the mountain people
So they won their just reward.
Now they stood beside the treasure
On the mountain, dark and red
Turned the stone and looked beneath it
"Peace on earth" was all it said.Chorus