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Old 2004-12-18, 13:45
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Originally Posted by Infinity
Also, Rime of the Ancient Mariner isn't written by Iron Maiden. Well the original anyway, it's by Coleridge, I believe.

Most of the song's lyrics are original. There are a few stanzas taken from the original poem ('Day after day, day after day' through 'but not a drop to drink' and the spoken section), which is by Coleridge, but for the most part it's an original parse by Steve Harris and can be credited as such. I prefer Dickinson as a lyricist, at least generally.
Immense in my girth, erect I stand tall
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