The Lantern

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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in Dartford in 1962. The earliest settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (keyboards, piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Since Wyman's retirement in 1993, the band's full members have been Jagger, Richards, Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood who joined in 1975. Darryl Jones (bassist) and Chuck Leavell (keyboardist) are regular contributors but not full band members. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Rolling Stones in 1989, noting that "critical acclaim and popular consensus has accorded them the title of the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.”Rolling Stone magazine ranked them 4… more »


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1967
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We, on our present life, 
Knew that the stars were right. 
That if you are the first to go, 
You'll leave a sign to let me know, 
Tell me so. 
Please, carry the lantern lights. 

You crossed the sea of night, 
Free from the spell of fright 
Your cloak it is a spirit shroud. 
You'll wake me in my sleeping hours, 
Like a cloud. 
So, please, carry the lantern high. 

Me, in my sorry plight, 
You waiting ev'ry night. 
My face it turns a deathly pale, 
You're talking to me, through your veil, 
I hear you wail. 
So, please carry the lantern light. 

The servants sleep, 
The door's are barred. 
You hear the stopping of my heart-we never part. 
So, please carry the lantern high.

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Written by: ROBERT CURTICE AMOS

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