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Khram korolya (Temple of the King)

Був день, в рік лисиці такий,
Що чудово запам’ятавсь.
Тоді сильний юнак висхідного сонця
Дзвін почув, що голосно лунав.

Був день, в рік лисиці такий,
Коли дзвін той заспівав.
Значить час настав і треба вже йти
До храму короля.

Там посередині кола він стоїть,
Питає, шукає.
Дотиком одним тремтячої руки
Відповідь він знайде.

День чекає, поки про спасіння дід
Благає, співає.
Потім, ніби помахом тисячі крил,
Світло до нього йде.
Почався новий день.

(Куплети 1, 2)

Там він серед натовпу людей стоїть,
Бачить й чує.
Піднявши сильну праву руку, він пішов
До храму короля.

Вдалині від кола, на краю Землі,
Він мріє, чекає.
Згадуючи розповіді, що він чув,
Що бачити хотів.

Там посеред кола про спасіння він
Благає, співає.
Бачили тоді всі блиск в його очах
І відповідь знайшли.

Повернувшись в коло разом із людьми
Віддає, відчуває.
З дотику одного сильної руки, дізналися усі
Про храм і короля.

Translate by Yuriy Veres. Arangement by Kamyaniy gist (album 60/70, 2012).


Temple of the King (Song by Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio, Rainbow)

One day, in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well,
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell.
One day in the year of the fox,
When the bell began to ring,
It meant the time had come for one to go
To the temple of the king.

There in the middle of the circle he stands,
Searching, seeking.
With just one touch of his trembling hand,
The answer will be found.
Daylight waits while the old man sings,
Heaven help me!
And then like the rush of a thousand wings,
It shines upon the one.
And the day has just begun.

One day in the year of the fox
Came a time remembered well,
When the strong young man of the rising sun
Heard the tolling of the great black bell.
One day in the year of the fox,
When the bell began to sing
It meant the time had come for the one to go
To the temple of the king.

There in the middle of the people he stands,
Seeing, feeling.
With just a wave of the strong right hand, he's gone
To the temple of the king.

Far from the circle, at the edge of the world,
He's hoping, wondering.
Thinking back on the stories he's heard of
What he's going to see.
There, in the middle of a circle it lies.
Heaven help me!
Then all could see by the shine in his eyes
The answer had been found.

Back with the people in the circle he stands,
Giving, feeling.
With just one touch of a strong right hand, they know
Of the temple and the king.

The name of the group, according to Blackmore, when they emerged with dio were drinking in a Los Angeles bar "Rainbow Bar & Grill". Dio said Blackmore, what is the name of the group. Blackmore just pointed at the sign: "Rainbow".

The album, recorded in February-March, was released in August 1975 under the name Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. He took 11th place in the UK and 30th in the USA.

The first concert was to be held on November 5, 1975 in Philadelphia hall "Syria Mosque", but it had to be postponed: it was found that the electric rainbow not ready. The tour began on 10 November, in Montreal, in the hall "Forum Concert Bowl". The show opened with the song "Temple of the King". By the end of the American tour "Temple of the King" was excluded from the repertoire, and only since 1995 a new "Rainbow" began to play almost at all concerts.