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tune Nate Berry 1991, lyrics & arr. 2017, Driving - tempo: 123 bpm

Amergin's Song for Donn

by Nate Berry
Part I: [Em] [G] [Am] [C] x2 [D] x2

[Em] Rain falls as I [D] whisper these words
[C] pounding the ground with a [B7] rhythm
[Em] Drops like the blood of our [D] kin that we lost at [C] sea
Beat like a [B7] drum on my memory

Part I

[Em] Where was I when [D] I was with you
[C] that night that I’ve [B7] tried to forget
[Em] We floated nine [D] waves off of Inber [C] Scene
(Your curse had worked) and I [B7] thought we were winning

( Chorus:
[G] I was the [Bm] Wind on the Sea,
[G] I was the [A] Ocean- [Bm] wave,
[G] I was the [Bm] Roar of the Sea
With [A] you

[G] I was the [Bm] flood on the Plain,
[G] I was the [A] flash of the [Bm] sun
[G] I was the [Bm] point on the spear
With [A] you )

Part II: [Em] [Em] [D] [Em] [D] x2 (Drowsy Maggie first part only)
Part I

[Em] I am lost in a [D] haze of regret
For the [C] curse that was brought down [B7] upon you
[Em] I can't erase the [D] things that we wrote in [C] blood
(But I can raise your) [B7] house on the island


Part I.

[Em] To Tech Duinn we shall [D] come after death
“To [C] you, to your house” was your [B7] dying wish
[Em] Where the three birds of [D] death guard the entrance
[C] and there they [B7] croak out their warning

Chorus x 1.5 (repeat first stanza of chorus, replace “I was” with “I am” and “with you” with “for you”)

T:Amergin's Song for Donn
T:Drowsy Maggie, first part intro
D | "Em" E2BE     dEBE | "Em" E2BE "D" AFDF | "Em" E2BE       dEBE    | "Em" BABc "D" dAF :|
"Em" e2 e e3 ef | "D"ge e e3z2 |"C"gg g g2 f e f- |"B7"f B4 z3 |
"Em"ee e e3 ef| "D"g3/2g/2 f g2f2 g-|"C"g4 gg g |"B7" f2 ff  f2 B2:||
"G"z4 z gg g |"Bm"f2 BB B4| "G"z4 gg g |"A"a2 ga "B7"b4 |
|1"G"z4 z gg g |"Bm"f2 BB B3 f| "A"e4 z4 | z8:|
|2 "G"z4 z d'b g |a2  "Bm"bb b2 b g/2f/2 | "A"e4 z4| z8||