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Available on the album Honky Ch√Ęteau
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John
Bass:Dee Murray
Guitars:Davey Johnstone
Drums:Nigel Olsson
Rhino whistle:Gus Dudgeon
ARP synthesizer:David Hentschel
Backing vocals:Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson, Gus Dudgeon, Tony Hazzard
Ooh I got a busted wing and a hornet sting
Like an out of tune guitar
Ooh she got Hercules on her side
And Diana in her eyes
Some men like the Chinese life
Some men kneel and pray
Ooh well I like women and I like wine
And I've always liked it that way
Always liked it that way
chorus:
I can't dig it, the way she tease
That old tough man routine up her sleeve
Living and loving, kissing and hugging
Living and loving with a cat named Hercules
A cat named Hercules
Oh and it hurts like hell to see my gal
Messing with a muscle boy
No superman gonna ruin my plans
Playing with my toys
Rich man sweating in a sauna bath
Poor boy scrubbing in a tub
Me, I stay gritty up to my ears
Washing in a bucket of mud
Washing in a bucket of mud
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
A cat named Hercules...
© 1972 Dick James Music Limited
Copyright © 2014 David Bodoh