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Available on the album Honky Ch√Ęteau
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Electric and acoustic pianos and vocals:Elton John
Bass:Dee Murray
Banjo:Davey Johnstone
Drums:Nigel Olsson
Trombone:Jacques Bolognesi
Trumpet:Ivan Julien
Saxophones:Jean-Louis Chautemps, Alain Hatot
Brass arrangement:Gus Dudgeon
When I look back boy I must have been green
Bopping in the country, fishing in a stream
Looking for an answer trying to find a sign
Until I saw your city lights honey I was blind
chorus:
They said get back honky cat
Better get back to the woods
Well I quit those days and my redneck ways
And oh the change is gonna do me good
You better get back honky cat
Living in the city ain't where it's at
It's like trying to find gold in a silver mine
It's like trying to drink whisky from a bottle of wine
Well I read some books and I read some magazines
About those high class ladies down in New Orleans
And all the folks back home well, said I was a fool
They said oh, believe in the Lord is the golden rule
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
They said stay at home boy, you gotta tend the farm
Living in the city boy, is going to break your heart
But how can you stay, when your heart says no
How can you stop when your feet say go
You better get back honky cat
Better get back to the woods
Well I quit those days and my redneck ways
And oh the change is gonna do me good
You better get back honky cat
Living in the city ain't where it's at
It's like trying to find gold in a silver mine
It's like trying to drink whisky from a bottle of wine
Get back honky cat, get back honky cat, get back...
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