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The Islander Chords

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Bm is fingered as a barre chord off of the second fret.
Bm9 is fingered the same way as Bm, but you let go of your middle finger.

GM7 is fingered strangely:
Pointer Finger: 2nd fret high E
Middle Finger: 3rd fret B
Ring Finger: 4th fret G
Pink Finger: 5th fret D
(You can bar the entire second fret
with your pointer finger if you like.)

For the G6, finger the GM7 but let
go of your pointer finger on the
high E.

(Begins with 4x melody intro.)

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

at the end of world

Bm          Bm9           GM7              G6
Showing the way lighting hope in their hearts

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

(Bm for 1 measure before singing continues.)

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.)

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.)

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 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 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 wrote on July 17 2008, 02:33 pm

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

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