The Unforgiven by Metallica | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

The Unforgiven by Metallica was released in 1991 as a single. This song is from Metallica’s famous Black Album (not to be confused with Spinal Tap’s) that made the band world famous with hits like this song, Enter Sandman, Wherever I May Roam, and Nothing Else Matters. It also has been a point of controversy for their fans as the band dropped a lot of their speed & thrash metal stylings for a more straight-forward hard rock edge. 

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Key of the Song:

The key of The Unforgiven by Metallica is A minor.

Guitar Chords for The Unforgiven by Metallica

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The Unforgiven by Metallica – Lyrics with Chords

[Intro]
Am
Am C G Em
Am C G E Am
 
[Verse]
 
Am                    Em         D               Am
New blood joins this earth  and quickly he's sub-dued.
                         Em         D                      Am
Through constant pain disgrace, the young boy learns their rules.
                          Em       D                 Am
With time the child draws in this whipping boy done wrong.
                     Em           D                   Am
Deprived of all his thoughts, the young man struggles on and  on.
                   C             G        Am
He knows,  oo, a  vow unto  his own that never from this day
     C                    G    E
his will they'll take a - way.
 
 
[Chorus]
 Am        C               G           Em                          Am
What I've felt, what I've known never shined through in what I've shown.
 Am   C          G          E                   Am
Never be. Never see. Won't see what might have been.
 Am        C               G           Em                          Am
What I've felt, what I've known,never shined through in what I've shown.
 Am    C          G        E            Am
Never free. Never me. So I dub the unforgiven.
 
 
[Verse]
 Am                  Em       D             Am
They dedicate their lives to running all of his
                        Em         D            Am
He tries to please them all, this bitter man he is
                         Em         D             Am
Throughout the life the same, he's battled constantly
                      Em     D              Am
This fight he cannot win. A tired man they see no longer cares.
     C            G           Am
The old man then prepares to die regretfully
      C              G   E
That old man here is me.
 
 
[Chorus]
 Am        C               G           Em                          Am
What I've felt, what I've known never shined through in what I've shown.
 Am   C          G          E                   Am
Never be. Never see. Won't see what might have been.
 Am        C               G           Em                          Am
What I've felt, what I've known,never shined through in what I've shown.
 Am    C          G        E            Am
Never free. Never me. So I dub the unforgiven.
 
 
[Solo]
Am
Am Em D
Am Em D
Am Em D
Am Em D
Am Em Am D
C G Am
C G E
 
 
[Chorus]
 Am        C               G           Em                          Am
What I've felt, what I've known never shined through in what I've shown.
 Am   C          G          E                   Am
Never be. Never see. Won't see what might have been.
 Am        C               G           Em                          Am
What I've felt, what I've known,never shined through in what I've shown.
 Am    C          G        E            Am    C       G
Never free. Never me. So I dub the unforgiveeeeeen  ohoh.
 
 
[Interlude]
Em Am C G Em Am
 
 
[Outro]
       C          G        E            Am    C   G    Em  Am
Never free. Never me. So I dub the unforgiveeeeeeeeen.
          C           G         E            Am    C   G    Em  Am
You label me. I label you. So I dub the unforgiveeeeeeeeen.
       C          G        E            Am    C   G    Em  Am
Never free. Never me. So I dub the unforgiveeeeeeeeen.
          C             G       E            Am    C   G    Em  Am
You label me. I label you. So I dub the unforgiveeeeeeeeen.
       C          G        E            Am    C   G    Em  Am
Never free. Never me. So I dub the unforgiveeeeeeeeen.

 

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