GUILD WARS: SEA OF SORROWS

Developer: ArenaNet

Author: Ree Soesbee

     Below you will find an arrangement I have made for the 'Guild Wars: Sea of Sorrows' novel. It is by no means an official composition that accompanies the novel, but rather my own arrangement of Ree Seosbee's original text.

    This arrangement was created for a composition competition hosted by the YouTuber "WoodenPotatoes" - an avid Guild Wars lore enthusiast - back in April 2018.

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01

You don't know a storm 'til you ride the wind
Beneath cold and blackened skies, O
'Til you're sailing through a thunderhead
With the lightning in your eyes
Death, he laughs in the sails and the jags
And the bloody sun won't rise, O.

A sailor's life's filled with toil and strife
The sea's both boon and bane, O
We're Kryta bound on a northern tide
Through the lightning and the rain
We'll sail through all these stormy nights
‘Til we’re safe at home again, O.

Open sea, and we're homeward bound
Fair or foul the weather, O
The cap'n swears we'll make our port
Though the sun's burned to an ember
If the Dread Ships come and the darkness falls
Then we'll all go down together, O.

She's a restless sloop with a six-armed maid
A-dancing on her prow, O
Her brassy cannons crease the sea
But the weather's chased her down
Her compass spins, and her captain screams
And the crew's all dead and drown'd, O.

The sails are rent, and the engine's blown
The keel is split to stern, O
We lost the rudder to the tide
And the mizzenmast is burning
The rain's like nails, and our harbor's lost
And the compass spins and turns, O.

Now the darkness comes, and the stars above
Circle 'round like sharks at sea, O
Instead of fighting for our lives
We should be sitting at our ease
But I chose the strife of a sailor's life
And the ocean, she chose me, O.

The wind, it howled, and the thunder boomed
Thought the storm might just prevail, O
But we shouldered on 'til the break of day
And we tamed that fearsome gale
Held to courage and to honor
And we lived to tell the tale, O.

No, you don't know a storm 'til you ride the wind
Beneath the cold and blackened skies, O
'Til you're sailing through a thunderhead
With the lightning in your eyes
Death, he laughs in the sails and the jags
And the bloody sun won't rise, O.

Weather the Storm

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