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Gone To Shiloh
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Available on the album The Union
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano:Elton John, Leon Russell
Vocals:Elton John, Leon Russell, Neil Young
Drums and Percussion:Jim Keltner, Jay Bellerose
Acoustic bass:Dennis Crouch
Guitar:Marc Ribot
Keyboard:Keefus Ciancia
Dulcimer:Jason Wormer
Trumpet:Darrell Leonard
Trombone:Ira Nepus, Maurice Spears
Trombone, Baritone Horn:George Bohanon
Tuba:William Roper
Luther left us first light Friday morning
Little Dan and Becky waved goodbye
They're gonna have to share the weight together
Idle hands will see a good farm slowly die
chorus:
Gone to Shiloh for the Union
Shoulder to shoulder, side by side
Gone to Shiloh, hope springs eternal
When flags and bullets start to fly
April's come and the air smells fresh with rain
They watched his shadow fade around the bend
He's headed for a different kind of thunder
And the stunned surprise in the eyes of dying men
chorus:
Gone to Shiloh for the Union
Shoulder to shoulder, side by side
Gone to Shiloh, time passes slowly
When flags and bullets start to fly
The old black rooster sang him down that dirt road
His step seemed bold, his manner fancy-free
I pray we see him alive and well in the fall here
Than that God-forsaken place in Tennessee
chorus:
Gone to Shiloh for the Union
Shoulder to shoulder, side by side
Gone to Shiloh, men stand united
When flags and bullets start to fly
After all of this
If we should prevail
Heaven help the South
When Sherman comes their way
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