THE CANDLESTICK  
     
  She moved through the fair with a smile in her eyes
So pure and graceful and free
And caught the attention of one who was there
A Candlestick-maker, he

Handsome and young, a craftsman fine
Smitten by her that day
And so then he wrote down a poem for her that would say

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

But the journey of love is a rocky road
And comes with many a spill
He wooed and pursued her for more than a year
And then she said I will

He made her a gift of a candlestick
On their wedding day
And written in silver around in the words, that did say

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

That candlestick was so much loved and admired
But hundreds of years would go by
'Twas there in an old Curiosity shop
I found it, forgotten by time

Blackened with age but soon to shine
Beauty from long ago
And I often consider all those who have held it before

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

"Take me in your hands tonight
Come through the parlour by candlelight
With thee I will wait this night
Chase away shadows and stay 'til the morning is nigh
Chase away shadows and stay 'til the morning is nigh"
 
     
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  OTHER SONGS FROM THIS ALBUM

 
    The Hands of Man
There Goes My Heart Again
Big City Sundays
Where Would I Be
The Ghost of Old King Richard
Through These Eyes
The Keeper of the Keys
Meridiem
Letting Go
When the Dream Is Over
Empty Rooms
The Bridge
The Fields of Agincourt
One More Goodbye
   
         
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