Candle In The Wind è un brano composto da Elton John su testo del poeta Bernie Taupin nel 1973, in onore di Marilyn Monroe che era morta 11 anni prima.
Il grande successo però è arrivato quando, nel 1997, Candle In The Wind è stato suonato come tributo a Lady Diana, scomparsa in un incidente d’auto, e da lì reincisa in un nuovo singolo col titolo Candle In The Wind 1997: quest’ultimo ha polverizzato ogni record di vendita in tutto il mondo, le cui copie andate vendute si stima siano più di 35 milioni ed il cui ricavato è stato donato dall’autore al “Fondo In Memoria Della Principessa Diana”, un’associazione di carità stabilita in concomitanza della sua morte.
Testo ed accordi per chitarra.
Candle In The Wind Elton John Testo Accordi per Chitarra Guitar
E A Goodbye Norma Jean, though I never knew you at all E A You had the grace to hold yourself while those around you crawled E A They crawled out of the woodwork and they whispered into your brain E A They sent you on a treadmill and they made you change your name Chorus : B B7 And it seems to me you lived your life E A Like a candle in the wind E B Never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in A C#m And I would have liked to've known you but I was just a kid B A E Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did Other verses: Loneliness was tough, the toughest role you ever played Hollywood created a superstar and pain was the price you paid And 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 a young man in the twenty second row Who sees you as something more than sexual, more than just our Marilyn Monroe [Elton John]