by Jeff Knabel
I wrote and recorded a song about the 'Roll Right Stones' back in 1984 while I was living in England at RAF Upper Heyford as a young man. The place inspired me.
Such resonance surrounds the stones. I would love to visit it again. I remember an old farmer telling my two friends and myself about the 'Whispering Knights,' and some other bits and pieces about the 'Eldern Tree,' and how it was taken down because it was thought to be a 'Witch' keeping any eye on her bounty. Of course we stood by the 'King Stone,' took our strides forward, and saw the tip of the church tower of 'Long Compton.'
The song tells of the tale of a Witch, King, Knights, and the King's soldiers. Now they still live on after the Witch turned them all into stone, and herself into an old Eldern tree to keep an eye on them all. When I heard the story for the first time it inspired me to write 'The Stones.'
Watch the video and listen to this song called 'The Stones.' It will definitely bring back the feeling of enchantment I got when I went there.