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Candle In The Wind, Video, Lyrics


Candle In The Wind 1997 has sold over 37 million copies, and is the biggest selling single of all time.

Here is a video of this moving tribute to Princess Diana:




....as well as the original song released in 1973, in honour of Marilyn Monroe.




Playing On The Piano

When I actually had a look at the sheet music for this song, I was surprised to see how simple the chord structure is.

Candle In The Wind is built around two chords, A and E major; they are repeated many times throughout the song. B Major and C minor is also used occasionally, but apart from these, that's really it as far as the chords are concerned.


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For example, this is the chord progression used when Elton sings "And it seems to me, you lived your life...etc" (see song lyrics):


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The magic in this chord progression is the use of Cminor, when he sings "And I would have liked to have known you, when I was just a kid".


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