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bigJ Lyr Req: Blow the Candle(s) Out (31) Lyr Add: BLOW THE CANDLE OUT 29 Aug 99


Assuming that we're talking about the same song it's not uncommon in the English-speaking tradition; this version comes from the book 'The Wanton Seed' edited by Frank Purslow and published (1968) by the English Folk Dance & Song Society.

BLOW THE CANDLE OUT

It's of a young 'prentice who went to court his dear,
The moon was shining bright and the stars were twinkling clear;
He went to his love's window to ease her of her pain,
So she quickly rose to let him in and went to bed again.

My mother will be angry if she comes to know,
My father will be angry and prove my overthrow.
I would not for five guineas that he should find it out,
So it's take me in your arms, my love, and blow the candles out.

Your father and your mother in yonder room do lie,
Embracing one another and so will you and I,
Embracing one another without any fear or doubt,
So it's take me in your arms dear, and blow the candle out.

'Twas early the next morning before the break of day,
This young man rose, put on his clothes and was for going away,
But she was loth to part with him, but dare not speak it out
So it's take me in your arms, my love, and blow the candle out.

When nine months were over, nine months and a day,
He wrote to her a letter that he was going away,
He wrote to her a letter without any fear or doubt,
And he told her that he'd never return to blow the candle out.


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