Rime Of The Ancient Mariner chords with lyrics by Iron Maiden - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Iron Maiden – Rime Of The Ancient Mariner chords

Em C D x2
Em G D Em D

[Verse 1]
EmHear the rime of the ancient mariner
DSee his eye as he stops one of three
EmMesmerises one of the wedding guests
C D EmStay here and listen to the nightmares of the sea
CAnd the music plays on, as the bride passes by
D Em DCaught by his spell and the mariner tells his tale
[Verse 2]
EmDriven south to the land of the snow and ice
DTo a place where nobody's been
EmThrough the snow fog flies on the albatross
C D EmHailed in God's name, hoping good luck it brings
CAnd the ship sails on, back to the north
D Em DThrough the fog and ice and the albatross follows on
[Interlude 1] Em G/B Em D x2 Em D C D C D x2 Em D [Verse 2]
Em DThe mariner kills the bird of good omen
Em DHis shipmates cry against what he's done
Em DBut when the fog clears, they justify him
EmAnd make themselves a part of the crime
C D Em D EmSailing on and on and north across the sea
C D Em D EmSailing on and on and north 'til all is calm
[Verse 4]
Em DThe albatross begins with its vengeance
Em DA terrible curse, a thirst has begun
Em DHis shipmates blame bad luck on the mariner
EmAbout his neck, the dead bird is hung
C D Em D EmAnd the curse goes on and on and on at sea
C D Em D EmAnd the curse goes on and on for them and me
[Verse 5]
Em"Day after day, day after day
DWe stuck nor breath nor motion
EmAs idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean
DWater, water everywhere and all the boards did shrink
EmWater, water everywhere nor any drop to drink"
Em G D Em Em G D [Verse 6]
Em Em Em"There", calls the mariner, "There comes a ship over the line"
Em Em Em"But how can she sail with no wind in her sails and no tide?"
CSee... onward she comes
AmOnward she nears, out of the sun
CSee, she has no crew
AmShe has no life, wait but there's two
[Verse 7]
EmDeath and she life in death
Em EmThey throw their dice for the crew
Em Em EmShe wins the mariner and he belongs to her now
CThen, crew one by one
AmThey drop down dead, two hundred men
CShe, she, life in death
AmShe lets him live, her chosen one
[Interlude 2] F#m Am Em F G x2 Em D Em C Eb x3 Em D Em Am E F# Amaj7/C# [Bridge] A+ G+ A+ F#+ A+ G+
A+One after one by the star dogged moon
Too quick for groan or sigh
F#+Each turned his face with a ghastly pang
And cursed me with his eye
A+Four times fifty living men
And I heard nor sigh nor groan
G+With heavy thump, a lifeless lump
They dropped down one by one A+ F#+ Dm/A Cm/G Dm/A Bm/F# x2 [Interlude 3] D Dsus4 D5 x2 [Verse 8]
D Dsus4 D5The curse it lives on in their eyes
D Dsus4 D5The mariner he wished he'd die
Dsus2 DmAlong with the sea creatures
Dsus2 Dm D5But they lived on, so did he
D Dsus4 D5And by the light of the moon
D Dsus4 D5He prays for their beauty not doom
Dsus2 DmWith heart he blesses them
Dsus2 Dm D5God's creatures all of them too
[Verse 9]
Dm7 Dm Dm7 D5Then the spell starts to break
Dm7 Dm Dm7 D5The albatross falls from his neck
Dm7 Dm Dm7 D5Sinks down like lead into the sea
Dm7 Dm Dm7 AmThen down in falls comes the rain
[Interlude 4] Am F G Am G x2 [Guitar Solo 1] Am F G Am G x4 [Guitar Solo 2] Em C D Em D x4 [Interlude 5] Em C D Em D x4 Em C D Em D x2 E Em E Em E [Verse 10] Em C D x2
EmHear the groans of the long dead seamen
DSee them stir and they start to rise
EmBodies lifted by good spirits
C D EmNone of them speak and they're lifeless in their eyes
CAnd revenge is still sought, penance starts again
D Em DCast into a trance and the nightmare carries on
EmNow the curse is finally lifted
DAnd the mariner sights his home
EmSpirits go from the long dead bodies
C D EmForm their own light and the mariner's left alone
[Interlude 6] Em G/B Em D x2 Em D [Verse 11]
Em DAnd then a boat came sailing towards him
Em DIt was a joy he could not believe
Em DThe pilot's boat, his son and the hermit
EmPenance of life will fall onto him
C D EmAnd the ship sinks like lead into the sea
C D EmAnd the hermit shrieves the mariner of his sins
[Verse 12]
Em DThe mariner's bound to tell of his story
Em DTo tell this tale wherever he goes
Em DTo teach God's word by his own example
EmThat we must love all things that God made
C D EmAnd the wedding guest's a sad and wiser man
C D EmAnd the tale goes on and on and on and on
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