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Beowulf and Gilgamesh

Posted by SilentCobra - November 23rd, 2008


This is a song I wrote with the help of my dad a while back, this was during my senior year in high school english during the Anglo-Saxon unit. It's called "Beowulf & Gilgamesh"

the chord-to-chord progression is: Am, C, Dm, and E

Tempo: slow, like in the Medieval tunes we hear in Knight movies.

Verse I

Beowulf and Grendel fight
in the dead calm of the night
Before Grendel's Eyes the shine of shimmering steel
and cries behind

Chorus

Come and fight
the mighty foe
and tell the tales

that we all know

Verse II

Searching for another fight
finds the monster's mother's fright
Hrunting now a useless blade
he spies a sword the gods had made

chorus

Verse III

the dagger that was drawn did fail
against his armour made of mail
she sees the magic sword she dreads
her life then ends in bloody shreds

chorus

guitar solo before Verse IV: G, Em, A, C (x4)

Verse IV
Now another tale for you
of Gilgamesh and Enkidu
They journeyed to the land of trees
to force Humbaba to his knees

chorus

Verse V

Two warriors out to enhance their fame
Humbaba they were going to mame
The giant was caught and lied with ease
Humbaba's head's now in the trees.

chorus and fade out.

Beowulf and Gilgamesh


Comments (3)

Interesting song man. I'm not to good with guitar, so I can't really picture the rhythm, but the lyrics are pretty good man. Thanks for joining.

Sure, and thanks for commenting. I only updated it because if I had not, I'm not sure if anyone could understand the chord-to-chord progression.

pretty badass song, bro. I dont know how to hear the progression in my head, but even without the melody its a pretty sick poem.

Haha, when you said "Medeivel", I imagined minstrels jumping back and forth playing mandolins sing this song. As for the lyrics, they're not that bad. I never read Beowulf, so I missed out on any references you made to that in your song.

Next epic song I'm waiting for is one about the Odyssey (;