Peter Hammill - Candle (chords)


Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com


Playing tips

To play this song correctly, either use the early provided (Cameron Taylor's) 
transcript with capo on 2nd fret, or refer to this transcript.


INTRO:  E     Bm      E

E      Esus4 E  Esus4  E  Esus4 E     Esus4 E   Bm
  Look at  the can - dle, as    it's life   is bought,

Bmsus4 Bm  Bmsus4 Bm          Bm6 Bm7  Bm
as   the  wick   just rolls over  and dies;

 Bmsus4   Bm Bmsus4 Bm           Esus4            E       
look at the wax - drops as they cease from their goal

                 Bm              A                E 
        and the game they were playing loses its joy

                 Bm                A              E      
        and the youth which they played in runs away...

 E   Bm        Fm     B     
How long will you be gone?


Flames sucks at air now and its breath comes short
as it wavers to half its size;
vacuum closes in and it attacks the soul.
        Now the force omnipotent itself is destroyed
        and for lack of itself it wanes away...
How long will you be gone?


So does my mind fly as I fight my thought -
and I lose, for I cannot find:
sent my eyes long miles, they do not know home!
        For the life I was part of breathes its last
        and not only life, but hope has gone away....
How long will you be gone?
How long will you be gone?

 D    Am        Em     A      D
How long will you be gone?




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