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The Mariner's Revenge Song  The Decemberists

VERSE
(gtr, bass)
[Am] [E7]  
 
 e||-0-0-0-0|-0-0-0-0|-0-0-0-0|-0-0-0-0|
 B||-1-1-1-1|-1-1-1-1|-1-1-1-1|-1-1-1-1|
 G||-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2|
 D||--------|--------|--------|--------|
 A||0---0---|0---0---|0---0---|--------|
 E||--------|--------|--------|0---0---|

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 A||0-0-----|0-0-----|0-0-----|----2---|
 E||----0-3-|----0-3-|----0-3-|0-4---0-|

[Am] We are two mariners
Our ship's sole survivors
In this belly of a whale
[E7] It's ribs, our ceiling beams
It's guts, our carpeting
I guess we have some time to kil[Am]l
[Am]You may not remember me
I was a child of three
And you, a lad of eighte[E7]en
[E7] But I remember you
And I will relate to you
How our histories interwe[Am]ave
BRIDGE
[F]At the time you were
A rake and a roust[Am]about
[F]Spending all your money
On the whores and [E7]hounds
([F]Oh,[E] oh)
VERSE
[Am]You had a charming air
All cheap and debonair
My widowed mother found so s[E7]weet
[E7] And so she took you in
Her sheets still warm with him
Now filled with filth and foul dis[Am]ease
BRIDGE
As [F]time wore on you proved
A debt-ridden drunken m[Am]ess
[F]Leaving my mother
A poor consumptive [E7]wretch
([F]Oh, [E]oh)
VERSE
(use acrdn+bass tab)
[Am] And then you disappeared
Your gambling arrears
The only thing you left be[E7]hind
[E7] And then the magistrate
Reclaimed our small estate
And my poor mother lost her [Am]mind
BRIDGE
[F]Then, one day in spring
My dear sweet mother d[Am]ied
But, be[F]fore she did
I took her hand as she, dying, c[E7]ried:
([F]Oh, [E]oh)
CHORUS
[Dm] [Am]  
 
 e||1---1---|1---1-1-|0---0---|0---0-0-|
 B||3---3---|3---3-3-|1---1---|1---1-1-|
 G||2---2---|2---2-2-|2---2---|2---2-2-|
 D||0---0---|0---0-0-|2---2---|2---2-2-|
 A||--------|--------|0---0---|0---0-0-|
 E||--------|--------|--------|--------|

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 D||0---0---|0---0-0-|--------|--------|
 A||--------|--------|0---0---|0---0-0-|
 E||--------|--------|--------|--------|

[Dm] [E7] [F] [E]  
 
 e||1---1---|1---1-1-|0-------|1---0---||
 B||3---3---|3---3-3-|3-------|1---0---||
 G||2---2---|2---2-2-|1-------|2---1---||
 D||0---0---|0---0-0-|2-------|3---2---||
 A||--------|--------|2-------|3---2---||
 E||--------|--------|0-------|1---0---||

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 A||--------|--------|--------|--------||
 E||--------|--------|--------|1---0---||

"[Dm]Find him, find him
Tie him to a pole and break
His [Am]fingers to splinters
Drag him to a hole until he
[Dm]Wakes up naked
Clawing at the ceiling
Of his [E7]grave"[F] [E]
VERSE
(gtr)
[Am] [G] [Am] [G] [Am] [G] [Am]  
 
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 B||11111113|11111113|11111113|1-------||
 G||22222220|22222220|22222220|2-------||
 D||22222220|22222220|22222220|2-------||
 A||0000000x|0000000x|0000000x|0-------||
 E||-------3|-------3|-------3|-(G.P.)-||

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[Am] It took me fifteen years
To swallow all my tears
Among the urchins in the st[E7]reet
[E7] Until a priory
Took pity and hired me
To keep their vestry nice and n[Am]eat
BRIDGE
But, [F]never once in the employ
Of these holy me[Am]n
Did [F]I ever once turn my mind
From the thought of re[E7]venge
([F]Oh, [E]oh)
(gtr, play next verse this style)
[F] [E] [Am]  
 
 e||1---0--0||0------0|0------0|
 B||1---0--1||1------1|1------1|
 G||2---1--2||2------2|2------2|
 D||3---2--2||2------2|2------2|
 A||3---2--0||0------0|0------0|
 E||1---0---||-(BRK)--|-(BRK)--|

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"oh, oh --- one night..."
VERSE
[Am]One night I overheard
The prior exchanging words
With a penitent whaler from the s[E7]ea
[E7] The captain of his ship
Who matched you toe to tip
Was known for a wonton crue[Am]lty
BRIDGE
The [F]following day
I shipped to sea
With a priva[Am]teer
And [F]in the whistle
Of the wind
I could almost [E7]hear
([F]Oh, [E]oh)
CHORUS
"[Dm]Find him, find him
Tie him to a pole and break
His [Am]fingers to splinters
Drag him to a hole until he
[Dm]Wakes up naked
Clawing at the ceiling
Of his [E7]grave"[F] [E]
[C] There is one thing I must [G7]say to you
[C] As you sail across the [G7]sea
[Am] Always your mother will watch [Em]over you
[F] As you avenge this wicked [E7]deed"
3/4 INSTRUMENTAL (BPM: 150)
(acrdn+recorder->gtr, bass)
n/c Dm
 
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 D||------|------|0---2-|3-----|------|----3-|
 A||------|------|------|------|------|------|
 E||(D.S.)|------|------|------|------|------|

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 D||------|------|0-----|------|0-----|------|
 A||------|------|------|0-----|------|0-----|
 E||------|------|------|------|------|------|

[Am7]  
 
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 A||------|------|------|------|
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 D||------|2-----|------|2-----|
 A||0-----|------|0-----|------|
 E||------|------|------|------|

[Dm] [E7]  
 
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 B||------|------|------|------|------|0-----|3-----|------|
 G||------|----0-|2-3-2-|2-0---|1-----|------|------|------|
 D||0---2-|3-----|------|----3-|------|------|------|------|
 A||------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
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 E||------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|

(gtr; bass stays the same)
[Dm] [Am7]  
 
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 B|| ------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
 A||o ------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
 E|| ------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|

[Dm] [E7]  
 
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 D||------|----0-|2-3-2-|2-0---|------|0-----|3-----|------ o||
 G||0---2-|3-----|------|----3-|1-----|------|------|------ ||
 B||------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------ ||
 A||------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------ o||
 E||------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------ ||

(rit. 2x)
VERSE
(ac.bs->bass)
[Am] [E/G#]  
 
 G||-------1|2---4-5-|2---5-2-|1-2-4-1-|
 D||--------|--------|--------|--------|
 A||--------|--------|--------|--------|
 E||-(BRK)--|--------|--------|--------|

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[E7] [Am]  
 
 G||----4-1-|----1-24|12 -4-1--|--------|
 D||2-------|2-------|- -----2-|--------|
 A||--------|--------|- -------|0-------|
 E||--------|--------|- -------|--------|

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(ac.bs below voice)
[Am] And then, that fateful night
We had you in our sight
After twenty months at [E/G#]sea
Your starboard flank abeam
I was getting my muskets clean
When came this rumbling from be[Am]neath
BRIDGE
The [F]ocean shook
The sky went black
And the captain q[Am]uailed
And be[F]fore us grew
The angry jaws
Of a giant [E]whale
([F]Oh.[E]..)
VERSE
[Am] Don't know how I survived
The crew all was chewed alive
I must have slipped between his t[E7]eeth
[E7] But, oh, what providence
What divine intelligence
That you should survive
As well as [Am]me
BRIDGE
It [F]gives my heart great joy
To see your eyes fill with [Am]fear
So [F]lean in close
And I will whisper
The last words you'll [E7]hear
([F]Oh, [E]oh)
OUTRO (BPM: 100, speeding up to end)
(acrdn->gtr)
n/c, 2x Dm Am
 
 e|| --------|--------|--------|--------|
 B||o 1-2-1-2-|12-121-1|1-2-1-2-|12-121-1|
 G|| --------|--2---2-|--------|--2---2-|
 D|| --------|--------|--------|--------|
 A||o --------|--------|--------|--------|
 E|| --------|--------|--------|--------|

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(1-4x, skip 5x)
[Dm] [E7] [F] [E]  
 
 e||--------|--------|0-------|---- ---- ||
 B||1-2-1-2-|12-121-1|--------|---- ---- o||
 G||--------|--2---2-|--------|---- ---- ||
 D||--------|--------|--------|3--532--- ||
 A||--------|--------|--------|---- ---- o||
 E||--------|--------|--------|---- ---- || (5x)

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(5x, slowly)
[F] [E7] [Am]  
 
 e||--------|00------||
 B||1---1---|11------||
 G||------2-|22------||
 D||--------|22------||
 A||--------|00------||
 E||--------|-(G.P.)-|| 


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