Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Old Lamplighter


The Lamplighter, engraved by Francois Seraphin Delpech 1778-1825

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The Old Lamplighter
Words & Music by Charles Tobias & Nat Simon
Recorded by The Browns, 1960
Previously charted by Kay Kyser, 1947

Refrain:

G D F# F#7 Bm
He made the night a little brighter wherever he would go–

G D G D A7
The old lamp lighter of long, long ago.

G D
His snowy hair was so much whiter

F# F#7 Bm
Beneath the candle's glow –

G D G D A7 D A7
The old lamp lighter of long, long ago.


D D6
You'd hear the patter of his feet

D D6
As he came toddlin' down the street,

D D6 D
The smile would hide a lonely heart, you see;

Em Em7
If there were sweethearts in the park,

Em Em7
He'd pass a lamp and leave it dark,

Em Em7 Em A7
Remembering the days that used to be,

D D6
For he recalls when dreams were new,

D D6
He loved someone who loved him, too,

D A7 D
Who walks with him alone in memory.


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