“Hear
the rime of the ancient mariner

See
his eye as he stops one of three

Mesmerises
one of the wedding guests

Stay
here and listen to the nightmares of the sea.

And
the music plays on, as the bride passes by

Caught
by his spell and the mariner tells his tale.

Driven
south to the land of the snow and ice

To
a place where nobody’s been

Through
the snow fog flies on the albatross

Hailed
in God’s name, hoping good luck it brings.

And
the ship sails on, back to the North

Through
the fog and ice and the albatross follows on.

The
mariner kills the bird of good omen

His
shipmates cry against what he’s done

But
when the fog clears, they justify him

And
make themselves a part of the crime.

Sailing
on and on and north across the sea

Sailing
on and on and north ’til all is calm.

The
albatross begins with its vengeance

A
terrible curse a thirst has begun

His
shipmates blame bad luck on the mariner

About
his neck, the dead bird is hung.

And
the curse goes on and on at sea

And
the thirst goes on and on for them and me.

"Day
after day, day after day,

we
stuck nor breath nor motion

as
idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean

Water,
water everywhere and

all
the boards did shrink

Water,
water everywhere nor any drop to drink."

There
calls the mariner

There
comes a ship over the line

But
how can she sail with no wind in her sails and no
tide.

See…onward
she comes

Onward
she nears out of the sun

See,
she has no crew

She
has no life, wait but there’s two.

Death
and she Life in Death,

They
throw their dice for the crew

She
wins the mariner and he belongs to her now.

Then…crew
one by one

they
drop down dead, two hundred men

She…she,
Life in Death.

She
lets him live, her chosen one.

"One
after one by the star dogged moon,

too
quick for groan or sigh

each
turned his face with a ghastly pang

and
cursed me with his eye

four
times fifty living men

(and
I heard nor sigh nor groan)

with
heavy thump, a lifeless lump,

they
dropped down one by one."

The
curse it lives on in their eyes

The
mariner he wished he’d die

Along
with the sea creatures

But
they lived on, so did he.

And
by the light of the moon

He
prays for their beauty not doom

With
heart he blesses them

God’s
creatures all of them too.

Then
the spell starts to break

The
albatross falls from his neck

Sinks
down like lead into the sea

Then
down in falls comes the rain.

Hear
the groans of the long dead seamen

See
them stir and they start to rise

Bodies
lifted by good spirits

None
of them spake and they’re lifeless in their eyes

And
revenge is still sought, penance starts again

Cast
into a trance and the nightmare carries on.

Now
the curse is finally lifted

And
the mariner sights his home

spirits
go from the long dead bodies

Form
their own light and the mariner’s left alone.

And
then a boat came sailing towards him

It
was a joy he could not believe

The
pilot’s boat, his son and the hermit,

Penance
of life will fall onto him.

And
the ship it sinks like lead into the sea

And
the hermit shrieves the mariner of his sins.

The
mariner’s bound to tell of his story

To
tell this tale wherever he goes

To
teach God’s word by his own example

That
we must love all things that God made.

And
the wedding guest’s a sad and wiser man

And
the tale goes on and on and on.”

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