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King Henry  Steeleye Span

VERSE 1
 
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Let [Am]never a man [G]wooing wend
That [Am]lacketh [G]things [E]three,
A [Am]store of gold, an open heart,
And full of [G]chari[Am]ty;
And this was seen of King Hen[G]ry
Though [Am]he lay quite a[E]lone,
For he's [Am]taken him [G]to a [Am]haunted [E]hall
[Am]Seven miles [G]from the [E]town.
VERSE 2
 
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He's [Am]chased the deer now [G]him before
And the [Am]doe down [G]by the [E]den
Till the [Am]fattest buck in all the flock
King Henry [G]he has [Am]slain.
His huntsmen followed him to the [G]hall
To [Am]make them burly [E]cheer,
When [Am]loud the [G]wind was [Am]heard to [E]sound
And an [Am]earthquake [G]rocked the [E]floor.
VERSE 3
 
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And [Am]darkness covered [G]all the hall
Where [Am]they sat [G]at their [E]meat,
The [Am]grey dogs, yowling, left their food
And crept to [G]Henry's [Am]feet.
And louder howled the rising [G]wind
And [Am]burst the fastened [E]door,
And [Am]in there [G]came a [Am]grisly [E]ghost
[Am]Stamping [G]on the [E]floor.
VERSE 4
 
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Her [Am]head hit the roof-tree [G]of the house
Her [Am]middle you [G]could not [E]span,
Each [Am]frightened huntsmen fled the hall
And left the [G]king a[Am]lone,
Her teeth were like the tether [G]stakes,
Her [Am]nose like club or [E]mell,
And [Am]nothing [G]less she [Am]seemed to [E]be
Than a [Am]fiend that [G]comes from [E]hell.
 
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Verses 5 to 8 are all Am...
 
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VERSE 5 - Am
 
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Some meat, some meat you King Henry,
Some meat you give to me,
Go kill your horse you King Henry
And bring him here to me;
He's gone and slain his berry brown steed
Though it made his heart full sore,
For she's eaten up both skin and bone,
Left nothing but hide and hair.
VERSE 6 - Am
 
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More meat, more meat you King Henry
More meat you give to me,
Go kill your grey-hounds King Henry
And bring them here to me;
And when he's slain his good grey-hounds,
It made his heart full sore,
She's eaten up both skin and bone,
Left nothing but hide and hair.
VERSE 7 - Am
 
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More meat, more meat you King Henry,
More meat you give to me,
Go fell your goss-hawks King Henry
And bring them here to me;
And when he's slain his gay goss-hawks,
It made his heart full sore,
She's eaten them up both skin and bone,
Left nothing but feathers bare.
VERSE 8 - Am
 
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Some drink, some drink now King Henry,
Some drink you give to me,
Oh you sew up your horse's hide
And bring in a drink to me;
And he's sewn up the bloody hide,
And a pipe of wine put in,
And she's drank up all in one draught
Left never a drop therein.
VERSE 9
 
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A [Am]bed, a bed now [G]King Henry,
A [Am]bed you'll [G]make for [E]me,
Oh [Am]you must pull the heather green
And make it [G]soft for [Am]me;
And pulled has he the heather [G]green
And [Am]made for [G]her a [E]bed,
And [Am]taken has [G]he his [Am]gay man[E]tle
And [Am]o'er it [G]he has [E]spread.
VERSE 10
 
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Take [Am]off your clothes now [G]King Henry
And [Am]lie down [G]by my [E]side,
Now [Am]swear, now swear you King Henry
To take me [G]for your [Am]bride.
Oh God forbid, says King [G]Henry,
That [Am]ever the [G]like be[E]tide,
That [Am]ever a [G]fiend that [Am]comes from [E]hell
Should [Am]stretch down [G]by my [E]side.
VERSE 11
 
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When the [Am]night was gone and the [G]day was come
And the [Am]sun shone [G]through the [E]hall,
The [Am]fairest lady that ever was seen
Lay between [G]him and the [Am]wall.
I've met with many a gentle [G]knight
That [Am]gave me [G]such a [E]fill,
But [Am]never be[G]fore with a [Am]courteous [E]knight
That [Am]gave me [G]all my [E]will.

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