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Available on the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano, harpsichord and mellotron:Elton John
Bass:Dee Murray
Drums:Nigel Olsson
ARP synthesizer:Dave Hentschel
Tambourine, bells and congas:Ray Cooper
Electric guitar and acoustic guitar:Davey Johnstone
Backing vocals:Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson
I used to know this old scarecrow
He was my song, my joy and sorrow
Cast alone between the furrows
Of a field no longer sown by anyone
I held a dandelion
That said the time had come
To leave upon the wind
Not to return
When summer burned the earth again
Cultivate the freshest flower
This garden ever grew
Beneath these branches
I once wrote such childish words for you
But that's okay
There's treasure children always seek to find
And just like us
You must have had
A once upon a time
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