Chris de Burgh - The Candlestick Guitar Chords

Chris de Burgh

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Chords: D, A, G, Em, F#m, Dsus2, Bm, Asus4
Chris de Burgh - The Candlestick
From the album: The Hands of Man (2014)
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Intro:
D A G D Em D Em A
D A G D Em F#m G A D Dsus2 D

     Bm                             F#m
She moved through the fair with a smile in her eyes
    G         D            A
So pure and graceful and free
     Bm                     G
And caught the attention of one who was there
   D                  A
A Candlestick-maker, he 
 G                      D
Handsome and young, a craftsman fine
  A                   Bm
Smitten by her that day
     G                       D                       Asus4 A
And so then he wrote down a poem for her that would say

  D    A          G       D
"Take me in your hands tonight
 G                D          Em    A
Come through the parlour by candlelight
 D     A          G         D
With thee I will wait this night
  G          D           Em           A          D  Dsus2 D
Chase away shadows and stay 'til the morning is nigh"

         Bm                   F#m
But the journey of love is a rocky road
     G          D       A
And comes with many a spill
    Bm                        G
He wooed and pursued her for more than a year
      D              A
And then she said I will
    G                    D
He made her a gift of a candlestick
A                 Bm
On their wedding day
      G                 D                            Asus4 A
And written in silver around in the words, that did say

  D    A          G       D
"Take me in your hands tonight
 G                D          Em    A
Come through the parlour by candlelight
 D     A          G         D
With thee I will wait this night
  G          D           Em           A          D  Dsus2 D
Chase away shadows and stay 'til the morning is nigh"

Bm F#m G D Bm Em D Asus4 A D Dsus2 D

      Bm                      F#m
That candlestick was so much loved and admired
     G           D              A
But hundreds of years would go by
        Bm                G
'Twas there in an old Curiosity shop
   D                      A
I found it, forgotten by time
  G                     D
Blackened with age but soon to shine
 A                 Bm
Beauty from long ago
      G                    D                       Asus4 A
And I often consider all those who have held it before

  D    A          G       D
"Take me in your hands tonight
 G                D          Em    A
Come through the parlour by candlelight
 D     A          G         D
With thee I will wait this night
  G          D           Em           A          D   A
Chase away shadows and stay 'til the morning is nigh

  D    A          G       D
"Take me in your hands tonight
 G                D          Em    A
Come through the parlour by candlelight
 D     A          G         D
With thee I will wait this night
  G          D           Em           A          D  A G D
Chase away shadows and stay 'til the morning is nigh
  G          D           Em           A          D   
Chase away shadows and stay 'til the morning is nigh"

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