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Ghost Of A Rose

Lyrics / Ghost Of A Rose

 

1. Way To Mandalay
2. 3 Black Crowes
3.
Diamonds And Rust
4.
Cartouche
5.
Queen For A Day (Part 1)
6. Queen For A Day (Part 2)
7. Ivory Tower

 8. Nur Eine Minute
 9. Ghost Of A Rose
10. Mr Peagram’s Morris And Sword
11. Loreley
12. Where Are We Going From Here
13. Rainbow Blues
14. All For One
15. Dandelion Wine

 

 

 

 

 

Way To Mandalay

Music: Ritchie Blackmore
Lyrics: Candice Night

I wandered down the pathway
Through the misty moor
Like I knew he did a thousand times before
Voices seemed to echo
Come talk with me a while
Just around the corner
Just another mile


I had heard the stories
Her legend served her well
A mystics myth and fable
Truth or fairytale
A raggle taggle gypsy
With a toothless smile
Said "Sit with me my darling,
let's talk a little while"


*And the road goes on
Seeming ever longer
On the way to Mandalay
And the road goes on
Forever will I wander
On the way to Mandalay


The mile went on forever
Minutes turned to days
Could I have been misguided
By the mystics ways?
The moment lasts forever
At least it does for me
Caught between what happened
And what could never be

3 Black Crows

Music: Candice Night, arranged by Ritchie Blackmore
Lyrics: Candice Night


3 black crows were sitting on a fence
Watching the world pass them by
Laughing at humanity and it's pretense
Wondering where next to fly


*And they cackled in joy and dove through the air
Like the winds of a hurricane
And they spread their wings as if to declare
" Onward - let freedom ring"…


3 black crows are sitting in a tree
Looking down on mankind
Loving how it feels to be so free
Leaving us far behind...

Diamonds And Rust
Music and Lyrics: Joan Baez

Well I'll be damned
Here comes your ghost again
But that's not unusual
It's just that the moon is full
And you happened to call
And here I sit
Hand on the telephone
Hearing a voice I'd known
A couple of light years ago
Heading straight for a fall

As I remember your eyes
Were bluer than robin's eggs
My poetry was lousy you said
Where are you calling from?
A booth in the midwest
Ten years ago
I bought you some cufflinks
You brought me something
We both know what memories can bring
They bring diamonds and rust

Well you burst on the scene
Already a legend
The unwashed phenomenon
The original vagabond
You strayed into my arms
And there you stayed
Temporarily lost at sea
The Madonna was yours for free
Yes the girl on the half-shell
Would keep you unharmed

Now I see you standing
With brown leaves falling around
And snow in your hair
Now you're smiling out the window
Of that crummy hotel
Over Washington Square
Our breath comes out white clouds
Mingles and hangs in the air
Speaking strictly for me
We both could have died then and there

Now you're telling me
You're not nostalgic
Then give me another word for it
You who are so good with words
And at keeping things vague
Because I need some of that vagueness now
It's all come back too clearly
Yes I loved you dearly
And if you're offering me diamonds and rust
I've already paid

Cartouche

Music: Ritchie Blackmore
Lyrics: Candice Night

If I share this with you
Never speak a word
They would never understand
If they ever heard
Gemini Capricorn
Rising in the east
Dancing through the witchwood
We began to sing

In between dark and light
In the underworld
Wrapped around your finger
Like a string of pearls
Smiling face, empty hand
7 golden rings
Dancing through the starlight
We began to sing
Ahh, ahh, still I hear the whisper Cartouche…

Caramel colored leaves
Spiral in the air
Diving right into the ground
'Round the winding stair
Stories carved out of wood
Jester and the King
Dancing through the moonlight
We began to sing
Ahh ahh still I hear the whisper Cartouche…

Memories, black and white
Hide behind the glass
In the mirrors and the smoke
It's all fading fast
Written word, turn the card
Winter into spring
Dancing through the witchwood
We began to sing
Ahh ahh I can hear the whisper
Cartouche…


Queen For A Day (Part 1)

Music arranged by Ritchie Blackmore
Lyrics: Candice Night

A featherbed to rest my head
On roses would I lay
A full moon would glow every night
And summer would be every day
We'd dance and sing all afternoon
And rain would wash troubles away
Every wish would be granted for me
If I could be Queen for a Day

The finest horse the color of night
The likes you never did see
Silver stars and firelight
And candles would burn just for me
We'd dance and sing all afternoon
And rain would wash troubles away
Every wish would be granted for me
If I could be Queen for a Day…

Ahh, oh but to be the golden one
Ahh, just for one moment in the sun…

And when the night grew cold and dark
And worries ran too deep
Angels would surround my bed
And carry me off to sleep
We'd dance and sing all afternoon
And rain would wash troubles away
Every wish would be granted for me
If I could be Queen for a Day…


Queen For A Day (Part 2)

Music: Ritchie Blackmore
(Instrumental)

Ivory Tower

Music and Lyrics: Candice Night

I stood upon the ivory tower
As far as I could see
The winds that grew from out of the trees were
calling out to me
Curtains blew in the ivory tower
Willows start to bend
The ravens flew to escape the fury ad the
storm descends…

I followed fortune 'round the tower
Searching in vain
For through the mists round the old stone
tower I only found rain
And though the cold, cold ivory tower was
stony through and through
I laid and dreamed in a feather bed
My dream was of you…
My dream was of you…

*All time waiting
As the sun doth set in the haze
All time waiting
Every hour feels like a day…oh…

I feared not in the ivory tower
Imprisonment you'll find
Lies within your heart, your soul, your spirit,
and your mind…
It lies within your heart, your soul, your spirit,
and your mind...


Nur Eine Minute

Music: Ritchie Blackmore
(Instrumental)

Ghost of a Rose

”Inspired by Jacqueline Dupre and Elgar”
Music: Ritchie Blackmore
Lyrics: Candice Night

The valley green was so serene
In the middle ran a stream so blue
A maiden faire
In despair
Once had met her true love there
And she told him: She would say…

*"Promise me
When you see
A white rose you'll think of me
I love you so, never let go
I will be - your ghost of a rose…"

Her eyes believed
In mysteries
She would lay amongst the leaves of amber
Her spirit wild Heart of a child
Yet gentle still, quiet and mild and he loved her
When she would say…

When all was done
She turned to run
And danced into the setting sun as he watched her
And ever more
He thought he saw
A glimpse of her upon the moors forever - he'd
hear her say…

Mr Peagram’s Morris And Sword

“Performed on a Fylde mandolin”

Music: Ritchie Blackmore
(Instrumental)

Loreley

Music: Ritchie Blackmore
Lyrics: Candice Night

Merrily we sailed along
Though the waves were plenty strong
Down the twisting river Rhine
Following the song
Legend's faded storyline
Tried to warn us all
Oh, they called her Loreley
Careful or you'll fall…

Oh he stories we were told
Quite a vision to behold
Mysteries of the seas
In her eyes of gold
Laying on the silver stone
Such a lonely sight
Barnacles become a throne
My poor Loreley…

*And the winds would cry
and many men would die
and all the waves would bow down
to the Loreley…

You will not believe your eyes
How a voice could hypnotize
Promises are only lies
From Loreley
In a shade of mossy green
Seashell in her hand
She was born the river queen
Ne'er to grace the land…

Oh the song of Loreley
Charms the moon right from the sky
She will get inside your mind
Loveley Loreley
When she cries: Be with me
Until the end of time
You know you will ever be
With your Loreley


Where Are We Going From Here

Music: Ritchie Blackmore
Lyrics: Candice Night

On a long road
Miles to go
It's winding and cold and it's covered with snow
But I ask you what we all want to know
Where are we going from here?

Lines on my face
Lines on my hand
Lead to a future I don't understand
Some things don't go as they're planned
Where are we going from here?

*Tracing the trails through the mirrors of time
Spinning in circles with riddles in rhyme
We lose our way trying to find, searching to find
Our way home…

As the day dies
With tears in our eyes
There's too few hellos and too many goodbyes
Silence answers our cries
Where are we going from here?

We're all on this road
With miles to go
Braving new pathways into the unknown
But who can you ask,
When no one really knows
Where we are going from here...


Rainbow Blues


Music and Lyrics: Ian Anderson

Rain wasn't made of water
And the snow didn't have a place in the sun
So we slipped behind a rainbow
And lay there until we had done.

Oh, the rain wasn't made of water
And the snow didn't have a place in the sun
So we slipped behind a rainbow
And lay there until we had done.

Through northern lights on back streets
I told the coachman, "Just drive me on,
It's the same old destination
But a different world to sing upon."
So he threw back his head and he counted.
I jumped out about five to nine.
And I waved at the stage door-keeper
Said, "Mister, get me to the stage on time."

The rain wasn't made of water
And the snow didn't have a place in the sun
So we slipped behind a rainbow
And lay there until we had done.

I packed my ammunition.
Inside the crowd was shouting, "Encore",
But I had a most funny feeling
It wasn't me they were shouting for.
So when the tall dark lady smiled at me
I said, "Oh, baby let us go for a ride."
And we came upon two drinks or four
And popped them oh so neatly inside.

Oh, but the rain wasn't made of water
And the snow didn't have a place in the sun
So we slipped behind a rainbow
And lay there until we had done.

Let me pack you deep in my suitcase.
Oh, there's sure to be room for two
Or you can drive me to the airplane
but don't let me catch those rainbow blues.

Oh, the rain wasn't made of water
And the snow didn't have a place in the sun
So we slipped behind a rainbow
And lay there until we had done.

All For One

Music arranged by Ritchie Blackmore
Lyrics: Candice Night

We'll drink together
And when we drink we'll drink together
Not alone
We'll drink together
And when we drink we'll drink together
Not alone
All for one and one for all
We'll drink together
Yes when we drink we'll drink together
Not alone
All for one and one for all
We'll drink together
Yes when we drink we'll drink together
Not alone

We'll sing together
And when we sing we'll sing together
Not alone
We'll sing together
And when we sing we'll sing together
Not alone
All for one and one for all
We'll sing together
Yes when we sing we'll sing together
Not alone
All for one and one for all
We'll sing together
Yes when we sing we'll sing together
Not alone

We'll fight together
And when we fight we'll fight together
Not alone
We'll fight together
And when we fight we'll fight together
Not alone
All for one and one for all
We'll fight together
Yes when we fight we'll fight together
Not alone
All for one and one for all
We'll fight together
Yes when we fight we'll fight together
Not alone

We'll fall together
And if we fall we'll fall together
Not alone
We'll fall together
And if we fall we'll fall together
Not alone
All for one and one for all
We'll fall together
Yes if we fall we'll fall together
Not alone
All for one and one for all
We'll fall together
Yes if we fall we'll fall together
Not alone

Dandelion Wine

Music: Ritchie Blackmore
Lyrics: Candice Night

Where has the time gone
It seems to fly so fast
One moment your having fun
The next it's come to pass
Days turning to yesteryear
Old friends find their own way
Until the moment you leave
I wish that you would stay

*So here's to you
All our friends
Surely we will meet again
Don't stay away too long this time
We'll raise a glass, maybe two
And we'll be thinking of you
Until our paths cross again maybe next time…

Let's laugh at the memories
And talk all afternoon
Let's remember the moments
That leave us all too soon
We'll smile at the pictures
Still lingering in our minds
When you're reminiscing
The all you need is time

Tracing faded photographs
A scrapbooks lonely charm
Pressed flowers and dreams we had
Our fingerprint on time
The first moment we ever met
When your eyes met mine
I remember the summers
Of Dandelion Wine


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