The Bard's Song (In the Forest)

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"The Bard's Song (In the Forest)"
Single by Blind Guardian
from the album Somewhere Far Beyond
ReleasedMay 5, 2003[1]
RecordedFebruary–March, 2003
StudioTwilight Hall Studios
Songwriter(s)Hansi Kürsch, André Olbrich
Producer(s)Charlie Bauerfeind
Blind Guardian singles chronology
"And Then There Was Silence"
"The Bard's Song (In the Forest)"

"The Bard's Song (In the Forest)" is a single by the German power metal band Blind Guardian, released in 2003.[1] It contains five different versions of this track, one of their most popular songs, which originally appeared on the album Somewhere Far Beyond.[3]

The single's cover art was painted by Leo Hao.[4]

At concerts, it is not unusual for Hansi Kürsch to only sing the first and third lines of the song, then possibly the final verse or chorus, and leave the audience to sing the rest.

The song has been covered by German a cappella metal band van Canto on their album Hero.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Bard's Song (In the Forest)" (New Studio Version) – 3:30[2]
  2. "The Bard's Song (In the Forest)" (Live, Milano, October 10, 2002) – 4:32[2]
  3. "The Bard's Song (In the Forest)" (Live, Munich, May 5, 2002) – 4:29[2]
  4. "The Bard's Song (In the Forest)" (Live, Madrid, June 4, 2002) – 4:30[2]
  5. "The Bard's Song (In the Forest)" (multimedia track: Live, Stuttgart, May 6, 2002) – 4:18[2]


#40 Germany[1]

#31 Italy[1]



  1. ^ a b c d "BLIND GUARDIAN Discography - Singles & EPs". Rock Detector. Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Single - Blind Guardian, The Bard's Song (In The Forest)". GfK Entertainment (in German). Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Album - Blind Guardian, Somewhere Far Beyond". GfK Entertainment (in German). Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  4. ^ "NOCTURNAL RITES - NEW ALBUM, TOUR DETAILS REVEALED". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. 22 January 2004.