(Roadrunner, 1987)

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Original edition ('87)

  1. Funeral (1:29)
  2. Arrival (5:26) [Tablature]
  3. A Mansion In Darkness (4:33)
  4. The Family Ghost (4:05)
  5. The 7th Day Of July 1777 (4:51)
  6. Omens (3:56)
  7. The Posession (3:25)
  8. Abigail (4:52) [Tablature]
  9. Black Horsemen (7:39) [Tablature]

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Remastered edition ('97)

  1. Funeral (1:29)
  2. Arrival (5:26) [Tablature]
  3. A Mansion In Darkness (4:33)
  4. The Family Ghost (4:05)
  5. The 7th Day Of July 1777 (4:51)
  6. Omens (3:56)
  7. The Posession (3:25)
  8. Abigail (4:52) [Tablature]
  9. Black Horsemen (7:39) [Tablature]
  10. Shrine (bonus)
  11. A Mansion In Darkness (rough mix - bonus)
  12. The Family Ghost (rough mix - bonus)
  13. Posession (rough mix - bonus)

The band's line-up on this album is:


This album is dedicated to the memory of the braviest and noblest man I have ever known, my father.
R.I.P. until we meet again.


"We are gathered here tonight,
to lay to rest Abigail LaFey,
whom we now know
was first born dead
on The 7th Day of July 1777.

Abigail must be nailed to her coffin
with 7 silver spikes,
1 through each arm, hand and knee,
and let the last of the 7 be drawn through her mouth
so that she may never rise and cause evil again

Who will be the first?"

"I O'Brian of the Black Horsemen."


"That must be it"

THEME: Andy. SOLO: Mike.

Through the summer rain of 1845
The coach had finally arrived
To the valley where the crossroads meet below
And where all darkness seems to grow
People blame it on the Hill
The hill where no one dares to go...
The Mansion

The coach had stopped and from the window you could see
7 horsemen in the night
Miriam Natias and Jonathan LaFey
Saw the magic in their eyes
They were in for a surprise
The darkness would soon be complete
A horseman came forth from the dark

SOLO: Andy.

"We know You've come to inherit what's Yours... The Mansion
Take our advise and go back on this night
If you refuse 18 will become 9... Oh No"
Oh 18 is 9

THEME: Andy. SOLO: Mike.

Jonathan laughed and said "Get out of My way"
"I don't believe a word You say"
The 7 horsemen disapeared into the night
and said "Someday You'll need our help my friend"

I think poor Jonathan was scared

18 is actually 9... It stuck in his mind

SOLO: Andy.

A Mansion In Darkness

THEME: Andy.

Riding up the alley in the rain
No lights to show the way
How could this ever be their home
Through the darkness You could only see
A giant shadow wich was to be
A house where evil ruled at night

And the shadows at the gate, they seemed to be alive
Yeah the shadows at the gate, Alive

Everything inside was left untouched
Except for what the rats had got
And the dust of time that showed its mark
Armed with candlelight and open eyes
Through the dark they fought their way
'Til every room was lit again... Again

And the house began to breathe, it seemed to be alive
Yeah the house began to breathe, Alive


As the candlelight began to fade
And Jonathan said "Let's go to bed"
The fireplace had ceased to burn... Burn
Both were fast asleep before the dawn, Dreaming... Dreaming
And they did not know about the shadow

Yeah the shadow on the wall, it really came alive
Yeah the shadow on the wall, Sunrise!

SOLO: Mike.

The Family Ghost

SOLO: Andy.

The darkness came closer to home on the following night
And Miriam slept like a rock when Jonathan's face went white

The bedroom was ice cold
But the fire was burning still
The blinding light
The Family Ghost had risen again... The Ghost

"Don't be scared, Don't be scared now My Friend
I am Count de LaFey
Let me take You to the crypt down below
Where Abigail rests"

"Let Miriam sleep
She never would understand
Now come let us go... It's time to know"

SOLO: Mike - SOLO: Andy

"Beware of the slippery stairs
You could easily fall and break Your neck
Hand me that torch and I will lead the way
To the secret in the dark
Take a look into the vault, the Vault
The sarcophagus... of a child
Abigail has been in here for years and years
stillborn", Born... Born... Born

"The spirit of Abigail is inside Your Wife
and there's only one way You can stop the rebirth of evil itself
You must take her life now"

The 7th Day Of July 1777


Count de LaFey uncovered his cheating Wife
9 months of loving and sharing
Oh it was a bastard child
How could he have been so blind

"No bastard baby
will inherit what's mine"
Another one of her affairs
had left him in despair

So he pushed her down the stairs
to die... "No" She cried
In 1777, on the 7th Day of July

The Countess broke her neck and the embryo came out dead
The he burned his beloved Wife
and the embryo he gave a name
"Abigail You must rest in shame" Rest in shame

SOLO: Andy

With a strange idea
He wanted to mummify
The girl for the future to find... and he did

SOLO: Mike.

So he pushed her down the stairs
To die... "No" She cried
In 1777, on the 7th Day of July


Nobody's inside the church but the bell is ringing
For no reason the floweres are dying

Oh, Deadly Omens
Oh, Deadly Omens

Inside the mansion the air is unbearable, a rotten smell
In the dinning room the table is set for 3

Oh, Deadly Omens
Oh, Deadly Omens

SOLO: Mike - SOLO: Andy

"Miriam come here and see what I've found, it's moving
An empty cradle swaying in the air
I did not bring it in here, now did You?"

"No, no, no"

Oh, Deadly Omens
Oh, Deadly Omens

The Posession

On the very next morning
When the mist was eaten away by the sun
Miriam grew hour by hour and
Jonathan he cried
He knew the ghost had been telling the truth
So this was 9
The pregnancy would not last overnight

Oh she started singing
A lullaby, rocking the cradle again
And then she said
"I'm having Your baby my love... love"
But it wasn't love, Oh no
She was possessed... and he knew

SOLO: Mike

"I will get what is rightfully mine"

SOLO: Andy

Speaking with different tongues
Miriam was eaten alive from inside
Again she said
"I'm having Your baby my love... love"
But it wasn't love, Oh no
She was possessed... possessed


"Abigail, I know You're in control of her brain, Abigail
And I know that You're the one that's speaking through her, Abigail
Miriam can You hear me"

"I am alive inside Your Wife
Miriam's dead, I am her head... "

SOLO: Mike

"Abigail, don't You think I know what You've done, Abigail
I'll get a priest, he will know
How to get her soul back"


"Oh Jonathan, this is Miriam
Our time is out
Remember the stairs, it's the only way"

SOLO: Mike - SOLO: Andy

"Abigail, nothing I can do but give in, Abigail"

"Jonathan, I agree... Yes I do"

"I am alive inside Your Wife
Miriam's dead, I am her head... soon I'll be free!!!"

Black Horsemen

SOLO: Mike

So there they stood at the top of the stairs
Miriam in the mood, Jonathan was scared
Gazing into the dark, Jonathan saw the star
For a second he turned his back
And she was there like a ghost
She him hard and clean
To the bottom of the stairs

"Now we're finally alone, Miriam
Abigail is here to stay"

The birth of Abigail would soon be realized
The second coming of a devil in disguise
And the moon did not shine
It was darker than ever before

On this sacred night
The soul of Miriam was crying out in pain
Remembering the day, arrival in the rain

The pain of labour was so strong that Miriam died
The final seeing was a pair of yellow eyes
You can still hear her screaming
If You're walking the stairs in July

Riding from beyond
The 7 Horsemen would arrive before the dawn
Servants of the count, when Abigail was born the first time

SOLO: Andy

Oh no... they found her in the sarcophagus
Baby Abigail was eating, Oh I cannot tell You

"Take her... and bring her
To the chapel in the forest
So go now... The ceremony
And the coffin's waiting"

The Black Horsemen

That's the end of another lullaby
Time has come for me to say Goodnight

SOLO: Mike

Main characters:
Jonathan LaFey (Age 27)
Miriam Natias (Age 18)

Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is
entirely coincidential.

Paweł Więcek <coven@vmh.net>
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