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Mean Mary - Death And The Maiden


CAPO: 3rd Fret



[Intro]
Am   F  Am  C  G   Am

[Verse 1]
                                 G            Am     G Am
The Maiden weighed anchor at her last port of call
                          G            Am     G Am
Jenny ran down the docks, late for the Ball
                              G          Am     G Am
Her father yelled, "Jenny, be back by midnight
                    G            Em             Am      G Am
For the Maiden, she sails in the morning’s half-light"


[Verse 2]
                           G         Am     G Am
She didn’t turn back, just waved her hand
C       G           Em           Am     G Am
Already hearing the drums of the band
                                   G           Am     G Am
They were washing the streets with whiskey and wine
                     G         Em           Am     G Am
When she reached the Ball, the clock struck nine


[Verse 3]
                          G               Am      G Am
She wore a mask made from black-feathered doves
                    G          Am       G Am
A crimson dress and long black gloves
    C              G         Am            G     C  G
She kicked off her shoes and danced on her toes
         Am           C        Em          Am      G Am
With her hair blowing wherever night winds chose


[Chorus]
                    G        C         G      C  G
She saw an angel, a devil, a cat and a clown
  C            G                        Am      G Am   G
A bird with no wings and a king with no crown
Am      G           C            G      C  G
Dancers flowed like water on the square
     Am          G           Em        Am
Then parted like waves and a man stood there


[Interlude]
Am   F  Am  C  G   Am   G Am


[Verse 4]
                                  G      Am     G Am
He wore a plain black mask like a second skin
                         G           Am     G Am
It covered his face from forehead to chin
                                     G           Am    G Am
Oh, she could taste in the wind, the salt of the sea
                     G            Em        Am    G Am
And his eyes were as blue and his manner as free


[Verse 5] 
                                   G          Am     G Am
He said, "Jenny, as always, you’re lovely, my dear
       C        G     Em         Am     G Am
As for me, I’ve aged another sad year"
                                G           Am      G Am
With a plead in his voice and a need in his stance
          G           Em        Am      G Am
"Jenny Mackay, honour me with a dance"


[Verse 6]
                       G        Am     G Am
She didn’t know how he knew her name
                         G          Am      G Am
But something inside her lit like a flame 
       C                G          Am          G     C  G
And it seemed that this moment was destined to be
       Am              C             Em             Am      G Am
So she danced with him there, on the square, by the sea


[Chorus]
               G      C            G      C  G
She was drunk, drunk, drunk by the moon
         C          G                      Am      G Am
Had they danced for hours or just that one tune?
                       G       C          G      C  G
She could have danced, danced, danced all night
        Am          G           Em             Am
But the Maiden must sail in the morning’s half-light


[Interlude]
Am   F  Am  C  G   Am   G Am


[Verse 7]
                                G         Am    G Am
He said, "Jenny Mackay, does it bring you joy
                          G          Am       G Am
To dance with the man you tried to destroy?"
                                   G         Am      G Am
Then he took off his mask, and she took in a breath
                 G           Em            Am     G Am
It was Captain Leroux of the ship known as Death


[Verse 8]
                        G           Am      G Am
The clock struck 12, he stood stone still
          C           G             Em          Am    G Am
He said, "One fateful night off the coast of Brazil
                              G           Am    G Am
The pirate ship, Maiden, came looking for me
           G           Em           Am     G Am
Captain Mackay and his daughter, Jenny"


[Verse 9]
                                  G      Am    G Am
"I’d danced with you once at this Bal Masque 
                           G        Am    G Am
I never knew then you were Jenny Mackay
    C              G              Am          G     C  G
You burned half my ship, took the lives of my crew
    Am          C              Em           Am     G Am
And there on my deck, tried to take my life too"


[Chorus]
             G              C          G       C  G
"The cannons blazed and the waves grew higher
          C            G                      Am    G Am
There was blood in the sky and the sea was on fire
       G         C            G   C  G
Never again will such a night be
        Am            G      Em            Am
As when Death and the Maiden danced in the sea"


[Interlude]
Am   F  Am  C  G   Am   G Am


[Verse 10]
                       G              Am     G Am
"A shot from my pistol bloodied your dress
                           G        Am      G Am
You fell in my arms with a lady’s finesse
                                 G           Am      G Am
Then ran your cold steel from my forehead to chin"
               G             Em       Am     G Am
And said to me softly, "I’ll see you again"


[Verse 11]
                            G           Am     G Am
She touched her hand to the scar on his face
      G               Em         Am     G Am
For a second it faded leaving no trace
                        G              Em          Am      G Am
Then she kissed him one time, like her lips were a brand
     G                            Em            Am     G Am
Then slipped from his grasp, like water through sand


[Chorus]
                   G          C             G      C  G
Now the Maiden she sails with ghosts on her decks
               C          G            Am    G Am
She’ll sail forever, this world or the next 
              G       C        G     C  G
Searching for Death below and above
    Am          G           Em         Am
But one night a year, Jenny dances her love 


[Outro]    (fade to end)
Am  G  Am  G  Am  G  Am  G  Am  G  Am  G
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