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Lily Of Barbary chords

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[Intro]

Bm   D      (repeat 4 times)


[Verse]

Bm               D                  Bm               
Just a cabin boy on a Whitby trader, Mediterranean Sea, 
D
Bound for Malta strand
Bm                  G
The 15th day of June 1680, 
D          A           G
The day my second life began.


[Verse]

Bm               D                  Bm
We were caught and boarded by a Moorish galley, 
                   D
The battle short, the outcome clear
Bm                       G                 
My shipmates died in pain, only I was spared 
D          A           G
And sold in a market in Algiers


[Chorus]

A                             G
They say the fates of men are written on the wind 
A                             G
no-one knows where they may blow
Bm               D          A      G
I was taken in chains by a Barbary corsair 
D         G          A
it was in Barbary I found 
            G
my Lily fair.



FILL FOR IN-BETWEEN VERSE and chorus (G chord into A chord)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|---------------0----------------------|
A|-----0-2(h)---------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|


[Verse]

Bm               D                  Bm        
But luck was with me, I found a kindly master 
                   D
Learned to serve him and I served him well
Bm                    G               
And with my new name, clothes and language, 
D          A           G
I thought little of my homeland, truth to tell
Bm               D                  Bm  
And when my master died his testament did free me,
                   D
With a gift of gold besides
Bm                   G                   
I became a merchant, a man of consequence, 
D          A           G
With everything a rich mans life provides


[Chorus]

A                             G
They say the fates of men are written on the wind 
A                             G
no-one knows where they may blow
Bm               D          A      G
I was taken in chains by a Barbary corsair 
D         G          A
it was in Barbary I found 
            G
my Lily fair.


[Verse]

Bm               D                  Bm  
Then one day in the slavers market, wide-eyed and trembling, 
                   D
There among the goods on show
Bm                        G                 
A frightened Cornish girl, snatched from hearth and home, 
D          A           G
And pity in my heart did overflow
Bm               D                  Bm  
So I sent for gold and I bought her freedom, 
                   D
Gave her shelter in my home
Bm                        G
And in a few short weeks, love between us grew, 
D          A           G
From each others side we swore we'd never roam


[Chorus]

A                             G
They say the fates of men are written on the wind 
A                             G
no-one knows where they may blow
Bm               D          A      G
I was taken in chains by a Barbary corsair 
D         G          A
it was in Barbary I found 
            G
my Lily fair.


[Verse]

Bm               D                  Bm  
But she missed her home, she missed her family, 
                   D
Missed the deep green hills of England's shore
Bm                        G
So I knew I must leave my home of twenty years, 
D          A           G
For I couldn't live without her anymore
Bm               D                  Bm  
Now before the wind, bound for northern waters, 
                   D
Watching Barbary's coast subside
Bm                        G
Though no man may know just what the future holds,
D          A           G
I'll sail with Lily by my side


[Chorus]

A                             G
They say the fates of men are written on the wind 
A                             G
no-one knows where they may blow
Bm               D          A      G
I was taken in chains by a Barbary corsair 
D         G          A
it was in Barbary I found 
            G
my Lily fair.


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| (h) hammer on

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