The War Lord (instrumental)

"The War Lord" is an instrumental tune written by Jerome Moross.[1] It was the theme from Franklin J. Schaffner's 1965 film The War Lord, starring Charlton Heston and Richard Boone.

"The War Lord"
Single by The Shadows
A-side"The War Lord"
B-side"I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Arthur (John Rostill)"
Released19 November 1965
Format45rpm 7" single
LabelColumbia 45-DB 7769
Songwriter(s)Jerome Moross
The Shadows singles chronology
""Don't Make My Baby Blue"" "The War Lord" ""I Met a Girl""

The tune was recorded by the British group The Shadows and released as a single on 19 November 1965, with "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Arthur" (John Rostill) as the B-side. It spent 9 weeks in the UK Top 40 pop chart reaching #18 and holding that position for two weeks over the 1965/66 Christmas/New Year period.

It also appeared as B-side Track 1 on the EP "Those Talented Shadows" (EP-SEG 8500) released in September 1966.



  1. The Story of the Shadows by Mike Read. 1983. Elm Tree books. ISBN 0-241-10861-6
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