Iron Maiden

The Man Who Would Be King

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The Man Who Would Be King

	  		Intro: |Am   G9  |Am   G9  |Am   G9  |F   G   Am  | 2x 



Verse 1:

Am G9 As he travels on the beast of burden Am G9 Moving up along the mountainside Am G9 As he gazes looking down the valley F G Am No regrets but his pride Am G9 As he journeys across mountain passes Am G9 Insignificance sweeps over him Am G9 His reflection of the beauty 'round him F G Am Feeling empty inside Am G9 He is running from his wildest thoughts Am G9 He is running from his everything Am G9 He is looking now to find something F G Am Hoping he could be saved
Instrumental |Em |D |Asus2 |Csus2 Bsus2 | 4x

Verse 2:

E5 C5 B5 D5 He's searching for the answer now E5 C5 B5 D5 It's something that he's managed to avoid up to now E5 C5 B5 D5 Real conviction that he craves E5 C5 B5 D5 He needs to find the answer sooner than later
Instrumental |E |D |

Verse 3:

E5 C5 B5 D5 Pushed himself to the limits E5 C5 B5 D5 He had to strive for all the harder things in life E5 C5 B5 D5 But what the cost to give in now? E5 C5 B5 D5 His life, his time are the only things that he has

Pre-Chorus

B5 Life is not a rehearsal C#5 D5 All he has is the one chance to get it right E5 Leaving really is the only way to know B5 C#5 Maybe one day they'll forgive him what he's done D5 E5 But now the pain of lying too early in the grave
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Bm G Em Destiny, no good to hide away Bm G Em Penance now will be his only way Bm G Em Understand, no good to run away Bm G Em Penance now will be his saving grace
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Solo |E |G#m |D |E | 4x Instrumental |E G#m |D E | 2x |E |D |E |D |

Verse 4:

E5 C5 B5 D5 He tries to make his peace with God E5 C5 B5 D5 All is forgivable but it's left a little late E5 C5 B5 D5 Trying something that he's not E5 C5 B5 D5 Is it possible to change such a lot?
Instrumental |E |D |

Verse 5:

E5 C5 B5 D5 He's taken someone's life away E5 C5 B5 D5 There's not a day goes by he regrets what he's done E5 C5 B5 D5 He should have found another way E5 C5 B5 D5 But the good book says: "An eye for an eye"

Pre-Chorus

B5 C#5 In reflecting on decisions that were made D5 E5 On the judgements that will haunt him till his grave B5 C#5 No one has the right to take another life D5 E5 But in his mind he had no choice, so be it
tabchorus
Bm G Em Destiny, no good to hide away Bm G Em Penance now will be his only way Bm G Em Understand, no good to run away Bm G Em Penance now will be his saving grace Bm G Em Destiny, no good to hide away Bm G Em Penance now will be his only way Bm G Em Understand, no good to run away Bm G Em Penance now will be his saving grace
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Instrumental |E C |Dsus2 Asus2 | 4x Outro E C Dsus2 Asus2 Far, far away, the man who would be king E C Dsus2 Asus2 Far, far away, the man who would be king E C Dsus2 Asus2 So far away, the man who would be king E C Dsus2 Asus2 So far away, the man who would be king E C Dsus2 Asus2 Far, far away, the man who would be king

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