Green Rider

by Harlock

 

(hoofbeats on bodhran: 1st, 3rd & 4th sixteenths of every beat. 1 &a2 &a3 &a4 &a…)

(Only on chorus! If for no other reason than the verse is slower.)

 

Chorus:

 

Green Rider, where are you going so fast?

Green Rider, running away from your past.

The Man of the Shadows is coming for you,

His power is ancient, his hatred is, too.

Green Rider, your first mistake will be your last.

 

 

From Selium’s great halls you came,

Departed home in rage and shame,

When fortune turned you to a new tack.

A rider of the King was he,

Adorned in his green livery,

With arrows driven deep in his back.

(Chorus)

 

 

With oaths still ringing in your head,

You turned from home to find, instead

That you were riding now for your King.

With nothing but a charm and Horse,

You needed now to plot a course

Through dangers beyond your reckoning.

(Chorus)

 

Good friends you made along the way,

Their help is why you live today,

Though foes uncounted wanted you dead.

Yes, duels you fought, and monsters too.

And even Mirwell’s loyal crew.

Throughout it all you still kept your head.

(Chorus)

 

Through webs of intrigue you have fought,

To find the King that you have sought.

Why now do you deny your true place?

The King and Captain, they need you.

Noble Alton wants you, too.

Your own needs, too, you have yet to face.

 

Green Rider, where are you going so fast?

Green Rider, running away from your past.

The Man of the Shadows has fallen to you.

You rescued the King and freed Cobbleby, too.

Green Rider, your trading life will never last.

Yes, the hoofbeat dreams will bring you back.

 

 

 

One of these days I’m going to have to record this one.