The Songs He Sang
Blow The Candle Out: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
- LP A Legacy
When I was apprenticed in London I went to see my dear And he candles were all burning And the moon shone bright and clear I rapped upon her window to ease her of her pain She rose to let me in and then she barred the door again I like your well behaviour And this thus I often say And I cannot rest contented While you are gone away Tthe roads they are so muddy We cannot gang about So roll me in your arms, love And blow the candles out Your father and my mother In yonder room doth lie They're a-huggin' one another So why not you and I They're a-huggin one another Without a fear or doubt Come roll me in your arms love And blow the candles out And if your prove succcessful, love Please name him after me Hug him neat and kiss him sweet And dap him on your knee And when my three years are ended My time it will be out And I will double my indebted love By blowin' the candles out
Another oldie performed admirably, and thankfully without any phony accent. Though to my ear, Cisco sounds far better -- more assured and relaxed -- on American traditional music.