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The Islander Chords

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Bm-Bm9-GM7-G6-A-G-A-Bm


Chords
  
   Bm   Bm9   GM7   G6
e|-2----2-----2-----0-|
B|-3----2-----3-----3-|
G|-4----4-----4-----4-|
D|-4----4-----5-----5-|
A|-2----2-----x-----x-|
E|-x----x-----x-----x-|


[Intro]

Bm-Bm9-GM7-G6-A-G-A-Bm

(Begins with 4x melody intro.)


[Verse]

Bm                 Bm9
An old man by a seashore
GM7             G6
At the end of day
A            G
Gazes the horizon
A                     Bm
With seawinds in his face
Bm                Bm9
Tempest-tossed island
GM7                G6
Seasons all the same
A              G
Anchorage unpainted
A                     Bm
And a ship without a name


(Bm for 3 bars before singing continues.)


Bm             Bm9            GM7            G6
Sea without a shore for the banished one unheard
A                 G       A
He lightens the beacon, light
                Bm
at the end of world
Bm          Bm9           GM7              G6
Showing the ay lighting hope in their hearts

      A               G       A           Bm
The ones on their travels homeward from afar

(Bm for 1 measure before singing continues.)


[Chorus]

Bm        G   D   A   Bm
This is long-for got-ten
G             D         Em-Bm
Light at the end of the world
G     D   A  Bm
Hori-zon cry-un
G                    D         Em
The tears he left behind long ago

(2x Melody intro thing intercedes.)


[Verse]

Bm                 Bm9
The albatross is flying
GM7             G6
Making him daydream
A                    G
The time before he became
A                     Bm
One of the world's unseen
Bm                Bm9
Princess in the tower
GM7                G6
Children in the fields
A                 G
Life gave him it all:
A                   Bm
An island of the universe

(4 measures of Bm and if you cool
you can say Ohh on the 3rd measure.)

Bm                Bm9
Now his love's a memory
GM7              G6
A ghost in the fog
A                  G
He sets the sails one last time
           A             Bm
Saying farewell to the world
Bm              Bm9
Anchor to the water
GM7           G6
Seabed far below
A                    G
Grass still in his feet
       A                 Bm
And a smile beneath his brow

(Bm for 3 measures before singing continues.)


[Chorus]

Bm            G   D   A   Bm
This is for long-for got-ten
G             D         Em-Bm
Light at the end of the world
G     D   A  Bm
Hori-zon cry-un
G                    D            Em
The tears he left behind so long ago

(Intro melody x2, Bagpipe-thing solo, chorus, Introx2, Ending Bagpipe solo. Sing "So long
ago" between the Intro melodies.)

Judging from the videos I've seen of Marco playing it, I don't think he uses the same fingerings
for the chords but it sounds the same to me.
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GuitarHero87645 321 wrote on July 13 2008, 01:48 am

Sounds good to me! Thank you so much for making this. I LOVE THIS SONG AND NIGHTWISH!

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jonke38 29 wrote on July 16 2008, 11:12 am

If I barre the Gm7, should I let my whole pointer finger go of the barre, or just the E? And btw, high e is the lower E, right?;)

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jonke38 29 wrote on July 17 2008, 02:33 pm

I meant: "High" E is the lover E-string/the thin on;)

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