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My Father's Gun
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Available on the album Tumbleweed Connection
Piano demo version released on the Jewel Box collection in 2020.
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John
Drums:Roger Pope
Bass guitar:Dave Glover
Electric and acoustic guitar:Caleb Quaye
Backing vocals:Dusty Springfield, Madeline Bell, Kay Garner, Lesley Duncan, Tony Hazzard, Tony Burrows
From this day on I own my father's gun
We dug his shallow grave beneath the sun
I laid his broken body down below the southern land
It wouldn't do to bury him where any Yankee stands
I'll take my horse and I'll ride the northern plain
To wear the colour of the greys and join the fight again
I'll not rest until I know the cause is fought and won
From this day on until I die I'll wear my father's gun
I'd like to know where the riverboat sails tonight
To New Orleans well that's just fine alright
'Cause there's fighting there and the company needs men
So slip us a rope and sail on round the bend
As soon as this is over we'll go home
To plant the seeds of justice in our bones
To watch the children growing and see the women sewing
There'll be laughter when the bells of freedom ring
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