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"The Sword in the Stone" (also known as The Legend of the Sword in the Stone) is the opening song of the film of the same name. It is sung by Fred Darian.

A shorter version of the song is also heard in the Disneyland Paris attraction Les Pays des Contes de Fées when the boats pass through the Sword in the Stone section.

Plot

The song is heard when the film's storybook opens to begin the film, where it tells the story of England and its town's brave knights to such some time later, their late king Uther Pendragon died shortly. Following Uther's death, England is left without a king and the decision is that England's next fate would have war or a miracle to come, which was the sword in the stone. The song then ends with the narration occurring across the film's opening.

Lyrics

A legend is sung of when England was young
And knights were brave and bold
The good king had died
And no one could decide
Who was rightful heir to the throne

It seemed that the land would be torn by war
Or saved by a miracle alone
And that miracle appeared in London Town
The sword in the stone

A legend is sung of when England was young
And knights were brave and bold
The good king had died
And no one could decide
Who was rightful heir to the throne

It seemed that the land would be torn by war
Or saved by a miracle alone
And that miracle appeared in London Town
The sword in the stone

(spoken verse)
And below the hilt in letters of gold were written these words:
"Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is right wise king."

Though they tried for the sword with all their might
No knight in all the land...
...could draw the wondrous blade from its resting place
Its secret they could not understand

Though one who was meant to rule the land
And worthy of the throne
He will seek the sword with a humble heart
The sword in the stone

He will seek the sword with a humble heart
And not for himself alone

He will be the one who was born to claim
The sword in the stone

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The Sword in the Stone Logo
Media
Films: The Sword in the StoneLive action filmVideo

Games: Kingdom HeartsDisney Magic KingdomsDisney Emoji Blitz Disney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Sorcerer's Arena

Disney Parks
King Arthur CarrouselLe Pays des Contes de FéesSorcerers of the Magic KingdomSword in the Stone

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveMickey's Magical Celebration
Parade: Magic Happens
Fireworks: Wonderful World of Animation
Restaurants: Merlin's Magic Recipe
Shops: Merlin's Magic PortraitsMerlin l'Enchanteur

Characters
MerlinArthurArchimedesMadam MimSir EctorSir KaySir PellinoreScullery MaidSir BartWolfGirl SquirrelGranny SquirrelMerlin's sugar bowl
Songs
The Sword in the StoneHigitus FigitusThat's What Makes the World Go RoundMost Befuddling ThingMad Madame MimBlue Oak TreeThe Magic Key
See also
Merlin's CottageMadam Mim's CottageSword in the Stone
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