The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13730 Message #3048313
Posted By: BrooklynJay
07-Dec-10 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Remember Me (When the Candle...(Wiseman)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remember Me (When the Candle...(Wiseman)
The original lyrics posted above should be added to the DT.
What's currently there was taken from a Willie Nelson recording and varies a great deal from what was originally written.
I first heard this song in the early '60s, recorded by the Limeliters (with Ernie Sheldon/Lieberman replacing Glenn Yarbrough). Their version was very close to what Scott Wiseman wrote, though I think they put an extra chorus at the beginning before the first verse and they sang "brighter" instead of "fairer" in the final verse.
No matter - it's a great song and is still one of my favorites.
Anyone have the chords?