Candle in the Wind   (Elton John) - STING 21904   (Paul Bristow)

 

 (Opener & Closer): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE:

Goodbye Norma Jean - though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself - while those around you crawled
ALLEMANDE LEFT and WEAVE THE RING

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
- SWING and PROMENADE
Never knowing who to cling to - when the rain set in

 

 

 (Figure):   HEADS LEAD RIGHT - SWING THRU - - - BOYS RUN - ACEY DEUCEY then

HALF TAG - FOLLOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR AND SPREAD - GIRLS you TRADE - BOYS CROSS FOLD

STAR THRU - SLIDE THRU - and you SWING - your Corner Lady - PROMENADE

Never knowing who to cling to - when the rain set in

 

 

 (Middle Break): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE

Goodbye Norma Jean - from the young man in the 22nd row
Who sees you as something more
Than just a girl called Marilyn Monroe
- ALLEMANDE LEFT - WEAVE THE RING

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
SWING and PROMENADE
Never knowing who to cling to - when the rain set in

 

 

 (Closer): SIDES FACE GRAND SQUARE:

And it seems to me you lived your life - like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to - when the rain set in

ALLEMANDE LEFT and WEAVE THE RING

And I would have liked to have known you - but I was just a kid

Your candle burned out long before - your legend ever did 

 

 

 (Tag): SWING your Girl - Your candle burned out long before

                                                                                                                          - your legend never did 

 

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

 

Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled


They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in

 

And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Hollywood created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid

 

Even when you died
Oh the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude


Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled

Goodbye Norma Jean
From the young man in the 22nd row
Who sees you as something more than sexual
More than just our Marilyn Monroe


Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did