Lyrics: Another Candle [Jerry Herman-“Parade”]

OK, Folks, you know the drill. Allright everyone, let’s gather in front of our large, 13″, Black and White TV set, and watch as a tall, lanky man in a khaki uniform strides out and introduces himself as Sheriff John. He sits down behind a piano, sets a brandy snifter on top, and starts to play the song “Another Candle”, from Jerry Herman’s first musical “Parade”, for [assignment: name]:

The girls at the office chipped in again
And bought me a new spring hat.
The boss bought the cake,
and dad sent the same bouquet.
It’s all the same as last year,
and the year before that.
Many happy returns of the day.

Another candle on the cake.
Let’s have a toast.
Let’s give a cheer.
Let’s sing, “Happy birthday, dear me”
Let’s sing, “Have another empty year.”

I dream the same old dream each night.
That in his arms I’m safe and strong.
‘Tho that dream can make me believe
In those arms, at last, I belong.
What will I have when I awake?
Another candle on the cake.

Another birthday rushes by.
Sing, “Stand up and show us your face.”
“Show us that brand new
light beneath your eyes”

I dream the same old dream each night.
That in his arms I’m safe and strong.
‘Tho that dream can make me believe
In those arms, at last, I belong.
What will I have when I awake?
Another candle on the cake.

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