A knight king did in battle fall, brutal was his wound
His groin was gashed wide and cut deep no matter how bound
His blood could not be stemmed. No cure could be found.
Many came with balms and cures , potions charms and spells
Yet for all the ministering’s of, knights, magicians and nurse
No one could cure the brave king or relieve him of this curse.
The as I have said the wound was in the king’s groin
So this made him impotent no life sprung from his loins.
His lands suffered as he did and soon all he owned lay dying and barren.
So as the king suffered as did his lands and people fade
A grayness and a failing of all crops, like the wound the sword had made.
So in this dark land, inside his castle named Corbin laid this king a keeper of the Holy Grail.
So why the title Fisher King , why this name it is a strange thing.
The king so wounded in vital parts would spend his days fishing
I do know know my friends, he maybe spent his time a’wishing
To be healed and to restore his lands to prosperity.
And so the Fisher King spent his days fishing in the river by his Castle
While his daughter guarded the Holy Grail in a lonely tower
He catches the fish to to feed the Grail’s power.
The tower where the grail is kept is full of special powers
False hearts, if detected, the chamber will be filled with arrows
Or boiling oil the false at heart to foil, while the keeper will be unharmed.
So now dear reader you know the plight of the Fisher King
How his fishes for the food of life and prays for a cure to heal him.
His daughter spends her days, and her nights too keeping the Grail safe from the clutches of sin.
Finally Sir Lancelot , following in Sir Percival’s trail,
Arrives in hopes to help the Fisher King , where Percival had failed.
Lancelot arrives by sea and crosses the guarded Bridge.
Did I tell you , the seaward bridge to the castle was guarded by Lions
Fierce and dangerous are they, and many knights they have repelled
Lancelot had been searching years to find the Holy Grail he will fight the Lions and he will prevail.
Brave Sir Lancelot who rode with God and right on his side
Came, challenged and defeated the Lions where lesser knights had failed.
He Entered the castle and survived the tower and claimed the Holy Grail.
Then to the Fisher King he went and with God, and cured his wounds so sore
As if by a magic brush the kings lands were fruitfully as they were before.
Now there is more to this tale , but as for now dear friends I can tell no more.