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By The Glow Of The Kerosene Light (Wince Coles) tabs, video
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I remember the time when my grandpa and I,
Would sit by the fire at night;
And I'd listen to stories of how he was there,
By the glow of the kerosene light,
By the glow of the kerosene light.

He said: Mom and Dad sent me off to school,
Where I learned how to read and to write;
And they listened for hours, as I read from my books,
By the glow of the kerosene light,
By the glow of the kerosene light.

Your grandma and I, we were wed at sixteen,
Lord, she was a beautiful sight;
And proudly I placed the ring on her hand,
By the glow of the kerosene light,
By the glow of the kerosene light.

About one year later, your daddy was born,
And your grandma held my hand so tight;
Oh! I can't tell the joy, as she brought forth new life,
By the glow of the kerosene light,
By the glow of the kerosene light.

But having her child, it did weaken her soul,
She just wasn't up to the fight;
But she looked so peaceful, as she went to her rest,
By the glow of the kerosene light,
By the glow of the kerosene light.

Then, as now, the times they were hard,
To succeed you would try all your might;
But sometimes love blooms, and sometimes dreams die,
By the glow of the kerosene light,
By the glow of the kerosene light.

By the glow of the kerosene light.

####.... Wince Coles ....####
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Popularized by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (100% Pure, trk#13, 1993, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (Greatest Misses, trk#5, 1999, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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Also recorded as The Glow Of The Kerosene Light by Anchors Aweigh of Rocky Harbour, NL (Time On The Bay, trk#8, 2005, produced by Louis McDonald, Rocky Harbour, NL).

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Intro: [G] [D7] [G]

I remember the [D] time when my [Em] grandpa and [C] I,
would [G] sit by the [D7] fire at [Em] night;
And I'd [G] listen to [D] stories, of [Em] how he once [C] lived,
Refrain:
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [Em] light,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [G] light.

He said Mom and [D] Dad sent [Em] me off to [C] school,
Where I [G] learned how to [D7] read and to [Em] write;
And they [G] listened for [D] hours, as I [Em] read from my [C] books,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [Em] light,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [G] light.

Your grandma and [D] I, we were [Em] wed at six [C] teen,
Lord, [G] she was a [D7] beautiful [Em] sight;
And [G] proudly I [D] placed the [Em] ring on her [C] hand,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [Em] light,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [G] light.

About one year [D] later, your [Em] Daddy was [C] born,
And your [G] Grandma held [D7] my hand so [Em] tight;
Oh I [G] can't tell the [D] joy, as she [Em] brought forth new [C] life,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [Em] light,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [G] light.

But having her [D] child, it did [Em] weaken her [C] so,
She [G] just wasn't [D7] up to the [Em] fight;
But [G] she looked so [D] peaceful, as she [Em] went to her [C] rest,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [Em] light,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [G] light.

Then, as [D] now, the [Em] times they were [C] hard,
to [G] succeed you would [D7] try all your [Em] might;
And [G] sometimes love [D] blooms, but [Em] sometimes dreams [C] die,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [Em] light,
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [G] light.

(Slowly)
By the [G] glow of the [D7] kerosene [G] light.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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