Peter Hammill - Candle (chords)


from PH's "Fool's Mate" 1971

chord transcription by Cameron Taylor <camtaylor@techemail.com> and Maxim Koutskevitch <vegetatio@hotmail.com>, 16.05.1998
corrections welcome !

D                                   Am
Look at the candle, as it's life is bought,

                           Am 6  Am 7   Am
as the wick just rolls   over    and   dies;

             Dsus4            D       
look at the wax-drops as they cease from their goal

                Am              G                D 
        and the game they were playing loses its joy

                Am                G              D      
        and the youth which they played in runs away....

D   Am         Em     A     
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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