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Candle in the Wind - Piano Solo

Digital Sheet Music

By Elton John

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Piano Solo - Intermediate - Digital Download
By Elton John. Arranged by Mario Stallbaumer. 3 pages. Published by Mario Stallbaumer (H0.622579-118100).

Item Number: H0.622579-118100

Here's how to play "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John on piano!

With this piano sheet music, you get an accurate arrangement of "Candle in the Wind" (1973 version) which is not too hard to play, and sounds fantastic.

The whole melody is included in the piano part, so it makes for a wonderful instrumental (piano solo) version.

"Candle in the Wind" was written in 1973 by Elton John and Bernie Taupin in memory of Marilyn Monroe, who had passed away 11 years earlier.

Elton John famously performed a rewritten version of the song in 1997 for Princess Diana (after her death in a car crash). It became known as "Candle in the Wind 1997" or "Goodbye England's Rose" after the first line of the new lyrics.

This sheet music is an arrangement of the original 1973 version of "Candle in the Wind", as it was included on Elton John's album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".

Here are the full lyrics to Elton John's "Candle in the Wind":

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

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

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

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

Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

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