Blow The Candles Out


The night that I enlisted
I went to see my dear
The candles were all burning
And the moon shone bright and clear.
I knocked on my love's window
And whispered up her name
She rose to let me in
And then barred the door again.

I like your well behaviour
And so I always say
I cannot rest contented
While you are far away.
The roads they are so muddy
We canna' gang about
So roll me in your arms, love
And blow the candle out.

Your father and your mother
In yonder room do lie
A-hugging one another
So why not you and I ?
A-hugging one another
With neither fear nor doubt
So throw your arms around me, love,
And blow the candles out.

I hear the bugles calling
It's time for me to go,
But I will think of you, my dear,
As I march through rain and snow.
And when the wars are over
I'll be knockin' at your door,
I'll throw my arms around you
Blow the candles out once more.

Midi sequenced by Terry Stephens
Used with permission

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