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Candle in the Wind – Elton John

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A heart-felt tribute song performed for Marilyn Monroe by Elton John, and then later for Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind" is a powerful and emotive song which means a lot to people worldwide.

 

G# - G#     G#-E      G#
Goodbye, Norma Jean

E          F#   G#-E  ^C# ^C#^C# B
Though I never knew you at all

^C# ^C# ^C#   ^C#    B      B        E - E
You had the strength to hold yourself

G#             A       G#-F#    E        C#
When those around you crawled...

 

E               E          F#   G#    A     B - B
They crawled out of the woodwork

E         F#        G# - E   ^C#-^C# ^D   B
And they whispered into your brain

B      ^C# ^C#   B    B   ^C#     B - E
And they set you on the treadmill

F#      G#       A      G#        F#       G#      E
And they made you change your name

 

G#   A      B      B     B
And it seems to me

B          B       B       B
You lived your life

G#  A   B-B     B     B      E
Like a candle in the wind

G#-A      B - B          B    B  ^C#  B
Never knowing who to cling to

A         G#    G#  F#  F#
When the rain set in..

 

A     B   ^C#   ^C#  ^C#  ^D#  ^E    ^E
And I would have liked to known you

^D# ^C# B ^C#  F#  G#
But   I   was   just   a   kid

F#      G#-G#       A         B    G#    F#-F#
Your candle burned out long before

.B         C#-E   E-E    C#
Your legend ever did...

 

G#-G#-G#    E     G#
Loneliness was tough

E  -  F#    G#-E  E  ^C#-^C# ^D-^C#
Toughest role you ever played  ~

B - B - B    B-^C#-^C# ^C#  B-E-E
Hollywood created a superstar

E         A        A    G#     F#    G#     E
And pain was the price you paid

 

E - F#    G#     A     B
Even when you died

A      B  ^C# ^C# ^C#-^D  ^C#-B
Oh the press still hounded you

B       B   ^C#-^C#  B   E   E
All the papers had to say

F#       G#      A-G#     F#       E
Was that Marilyn was found

F#  E   C#
In the nude...

 

G#   A     B     B      B
And it seems to me

B          B       B       B
You lived your life

G#   A    B-B    B    B      E
Like a candle in the wind

G#-A      B - B        B      B   ^C#   B
Never knowing who to cling to

A        G#   G#   F#  F#
When the rain set in...

 

A     B   ^C#   ^C#   ^C#  ^D#  ^E   ^E
And I would have liked to known you

^D# ^C# B ^C#  F#  G#
But   I   was   just   a   kid

F#     G#-G#      A         B     G#    F#-F#
Your candle burned out long before

.B         C#-E    E-E   C#
Your legend ever did...

 

G#-G#       G#-E      G#
Goodbye, Norma Jean

E         F#   G#-E   ^C# ^C#^C# B
Though I never knew you at all

^C# ^C# ^C#  ^C#     B      B        E - E
You had the strength to hold yourself

G#             A       G#-F#     E        C#
When those around you crawled

 

G#-G#        G#-E       G#
Goodbye, Norma Jean

E           E        E        F#   G#   E
From the young man in the

^C#-^C# ^C#-^C# ^C#
Twenty    second    row

B      ^C#  ^C#  ^C#   ^C#-B
Who sees you as something

^C#      B      B-E-E
More than sexual

F#        G#     A    G#
More than just our

F#-E-F#    E-C#
Marilyn Monroe....

 

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