Beggar's Game

This song is on Dan Fogelberg's 1979 album "Phoenix" - I have this CD

Producers Dan Fogelberg, Marty Lewis and Norbert Putnam

Cover Artwork Dan Fogelberg
From the liner notes to this song, it says "To Esmerelda from Gringoire"
This song is about Dan Fogelberg's first wife Maggie who he was married to from 1982-1985
This is a picture of Dan and Maggie

I saw her first in a beggar's game
Her eyes were wild but her laugh was tame
Those people knew her by another name
I knew that she'd be mine
I knew that she'd be mine

She took me in on a winter's night
The air was brittle and the moon was bright
My heart was heavy but her touch was light
Deep in the dance we wandered
Deep in my heart she fell

The candles glistened and the water gleamed
She drew a bath and the windows steamed
She looked like every woman ever dreamed
In the heart of a lonely man
In the heart of a lonely man

She took my blindness and she led me through
As night retreated and the daylight grew
And with the first rays of the sun I knew
Love had another captive
Love had another fool

The spell is broken and the chains fall free
Finally my heart has come home to me
It seems I've waited an eternity

I saw her first in a beggar's game
Her eyes were wild but her laugh was tame
Those people knew her by another name
I knew that she'd be mine
I knew that she'd be mine

She took me in on a winter's night
The air was brittle and the moon was bright
My heart was heavy but her touch was light
Deep in the dance we wandered
Deep in my heart she fell

The spell is broken and the chains fall free
Finally my heart has come home to me
It seems I've waited an eternity

~~~ Dan Fogelberg ~~~