Candle on the Water

from the Walt Disney movie Pete's Dragon

Listen to the MIDI file!

I do quite a bit of arranging. I'm working on getting some of the stuff ready to put up here, but for now, I just have one. It's a MIDI file I did for my wife as kind of a wedding present. My wife is a Disney freak, and I know we've spent enough at the Disney Store to offset the award Disney will get from suing me for even doing this, but I couldn't resist. This is a very nice song, that's very underrated, and it kind of became our song. I played it for her at my wedding on the clarinet, with harp accompaniment. It came off well, but not so well, I think, as it does here. It was done on a Sound Blaster AWE32, and it definitely sounds better on that card than on my new AWE64! Of course, it's copyrighted and everything by Walt Disney, and all that legal stuff, but up it goes, till they tell me to take it off!

(Nora [Helen Reddy] sings this song from the lighthouse to her sweetheart Paul, who is lost at sea.)

I'll be your candle on the water,
My love for you will always burn.
I know you're lost and drifting,
But the clouds are lifting,
Don't give up, you have somewhere to turn.

I'll be your candle on the water,
'Til every wave is warm and bright.
My soul is there beside you,
Let this candle guide you,
Soon you'll see a golden stream of light.

A cold and friendless tide has found you,
Don't let the stormy darkness pull you down.
I'll paint a ray of hope around you,
Circling in the air,
Lighted by a prayer.

I'll be your candle on the water,
This flame inside of me will grow.
Keep holding on, you'll make it,
Here's my hand, so take it,
Look for me, reaching out to show,
As sure as rivers flow,
I'll never let you go,
I'll never let you go,

I'll never let you go.

Words and music by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
© 1976 Walt Disney Music Co. and Wonderland Music Co., Inc.

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Dan McGlaun