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Available on the album Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano:Elton John
Bass:Dee Murray
Electric guitar:Davey Johnstone
Brass arrangement:Gus Dudgeon
Trombone:Jacques Bolognesi
Trumpet:Ivan Jullien
Saxophones:Jean-Louis Chautemps, Alain Hatot
There's a fly in the window
A dog in the yard
And a year since I saw you
There's a trunk in the corner
I keep all my letters
My bills and demands I keep too
Well I can't help thinking
About the times
You were a wife of mine
You aimed to please me
Cooked black-eyed peas me
Made elderberry wine
Drunk all the time
Feeling fine on elderberry wine
Those were the days
We'd lay in the haze
Forget depressive times
How can I ever get it together
Without a wife in line
To pick the crop and get me hot
On elderberry wine
Round a tree in the summer
A fire in the fall
Flat out when they couldn't stand
The bottle went round
Like a woman down south
Passed on from hand to hand
© 1972 Dick James Music Limited
Copyright © 2014 David Bodoh