[Intro]

 Bm D       (repeat 4 times)


[Verse]

 Bm D Bm                
Just a cabin boy on a Whitby trader, Mediterranean Sea, 
 D 
Bound for Malta strand
 Bm G 
The 15th day of June 1680, 
 D A G 
The day my second life began.


[Verse]

 Bm D Bm 
We were caught and boarded by a Moorish galley, 
                    D 
The battle short, the outcome clear
 Bm G                  
My shipmates died in pain, only I was spared 
 D A G 
And sold in a market in Algiers


[Chorus]

 A G 
They say the fates of men are written on the wind 
 A G 
no-one knows where they may blow
 Bm D A G 
I was taken in chains by a Barbary corsair 
 D G A 
it was in Barbary I found 
             G 
my Lily fair.



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[Verse]

 Bm D Bm         
But luck was with me, I found a kindly master 
                    D 
Learned to serve him and I served him well
 Bm G                
And with my new name, clothes and language, 
 D A G 
I thought little of my homeland, truth to tell
 Bm D Bm   
And when my master died his testament did free me,
                    D 
With a gift of gold besides
 Bm G                    
I became a merchant, a man of consequence, 
 D A G 
With everything a rich mans life provides


[Chorus]

 A G 
They say the fates of men are written on the wind 
 A G 
no-one knows where they may blow
 Bm D A G 
I was taken in chains by a Barbary corsair 
 D G A 
it was in Barbary I found 
             G 
my Lily fair.


[Verse]

 Bm D Bm   
Then one day in the slavers market, wide-eyed and trembling, 
                    D 
There among the goods on show
 Bm G                  
A frightened Cornish girl, snatched from hearth and home, 
 D A G 
And pity in my heart did overflow
 Bm D Bm   
So I sent for gold and I bought her freedom, 
                    D 
Gave her shelter in my home
 Bm G 
And in a few short weeks, love between us grew, 
 D A G 
From each others side we swore we'd never roam


[Chorus]

 A G 
They say the fates of men are written on the wind 
 A G 
no-one knows where they may blow
 Bm D A G 
I was taken in chains by a Barbary corsair 
 D G A 
it was in Barbary I found 
             G 
my Lily fair.


[Verse]

 Bm D Bm   
But she missed her home, she missed her family, 
                    D 
Missed the deep green hills of England's shore
 Bm G 
So I knew I must leave my home of twenty years, 
 D A G<