Misc Unsigned Bands - Heather Dale - The Trial Of Lancelot chords

      
Standart tuning, ear-transcribed, not well-known but in my opinion beautiful song.

                     The trial of Lancelot

Verse:
F G CKing Arthur's knights they filled the table round,
G AmSave for one who stood before them.
G CFor once without a weapon,
G AmFor once he stood in shame.
G CThe trial's charge was treason,
G AmAnd betrayal of an oath.
G CAnd should his guilt be proven,
G DmDeath would fall on traitors both.
G Am FThe knights would counsel Arthur's hard decision.
Chorus:
G C AmAnd Lancelot, his head held high said,
G C Am"I'm tried for love of Guinevere.
G CMy crime was love."
Verse:
F G CThe first to speak was Kay with sharpest tongue:
G Am"He is a man like any other.
G CThe word of Kings command him,
G AmHis heart does not obey.
G CFor all his strength and boldness,
G AmThis knight's spirit is too weak.
G CHis crime has no excuses,
G DmAnd no favours may he seek.
G Am FThe laws of Kings don't bend and can't be broken."
Chorus:
G C AmAnd Lancelot, his head held high said,
G C Am"I stand for love of Guinevere.
G CFor pride in love."
Like this it goes on with an exception in Verse 4: "I know this knight right well," spoke bold Gawain, "And he has ever stood beside me. With steel he's answered insults, Defended chivalry. And oft this man contended For the honour of your wife. His actions were not proper, But should not cost him his life. His service past should earn of you some mercy." And Lancelot his head held high said, "I fought for love of Guinevere. I'll fight for love."
F G CSir Tristan spoke, "I love my uncle's wife.
G AmFor her I gladly suffer,
G CShe is my heart's delight.
G AmIseult, the one who tempts me,
G AmAnd she for whom I'm pure.
G CMy love for her confounds me,
G DmAnd is all of which I'm sure.
G Am FI understand my brother's contradictions."
And Lancelot, his head held high said, "I cry my love for Guinevere. I've cried for love." Spoke Galahad, the purest of them all: "Have no fear of predilection. For though he is my father, He is my source of shame. He joined in sinful union With my unbeguiling mother. And for all his claim at virtue, He has gone and bed another. The laws of God declare this act damnation." And Lancelot, his head held high said, "I lie in love with Guinevere. I've lied for love." As Arthur wept, he called the wrath of heaven On the lovers who'd betrayed him. On the knight he had called 'brother' Thought worthy of his trust. On the queen who'd hid deception, Yet could say she loved him still. For lost innocence and beauty, And in justice for their guilt. King Arthur knew the only price for treason. And Lancelot, his head held high said, "I'll die in love with Guinevere. I'd die for love." I know it's kinda "old language" and quite much to learn by heart, but trust me, it's easy if you listen to the song a lot. There exist different spellings for "Iseult" like "Isolde" or "Isolt", I chose this one because to me it sounds like what she sings. Good luck and corrections are always welcome!
Tap to rate this tab
 
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z