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With wings spread wide, above the tide
He soared amongst the clouds
The sea breeze blew and there he flew,
The mighty albatross

He flew to meet an ancient ship
The ice it could not cross
Save noble bird, the saviour
The mighty albatross

The ice began to melt away
The path ahead to cross
A good luck charm, to bring no harm, 
The mighty albatross

He spent his days among the crew
Yet fate is but chaos
His days were numbered, very few
The mighty albatross

For then an ancient mariner
An arrow shot across
And thus he fell unto the waves,
The mighty albatross

And as he fell, he cried aloud
While flapping in despair
What foe is this to go and kill
The mighty albatross?

Did I you harm, your good luck charm
From spirits wild of storms
I saved you all, and now I fall
The mighty albatross

Well hear you this, the curse is his
Doom, despair and chaos
And though you’ll try, you will not die
Said mighty albatross

And then the ancient mariner
Unsure he won or lost
His crewmates stared, for he had snared
The mighty albatross

The fog and mist began to lift 
But wind nor rain blew cross
For he now wore around his neck
The mighty albatross
Passed nights and days unsure of life
Full of regret, pathos
But not enough to bring to life
The mighty albatross

The sprites who judged the mariner
Had learned what he had lost
The curse began to fade away
Oh mighty albatross

He’s learned of life, so full of strife
A wiser man is he
Through fog he found the light of truth
And passed it on to me.

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