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Available on the album Madman Across The Water
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John
Electric bass:Herbie Flowers
Drums:Terry Cox
Percussion:Ray Cooper
Slide guitar:Chris Spedding
Acoustic guitar:Davey Johnstone
Organ:Rick Wakeman
ARP synthesizer:Diana Lewis
Backing vocals:Lesley Duncan, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie, Barry St. John, Liza Strike, Roger Cook, Tony Burrows, Terry Steele, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson
We've moved on six miles from where we were yesterday
And yesterday is but a long long ways away
So we'll camp out tonight beneath the bright starlight
And forget rotten peaches and the places we've stayed
I left from the dockland two years ago now
Made my way over on the S.S. Marie
And I've always had trouble wherever I've settled
Rotten peaches are all that I see
chorus:
Rotten peaches rotting in the sun
Seems I've seen that devil fruit since the world begun
Mercy I'm a criminal, Jesus I'm the one
Rotten peaches rotting in the sun
(repeat chorus)
There ain't no green grass in a U.S. state prison
There is no one to hold when you're sick for your wife
And each day out you'll pick, you'll pick rotten peaches
You'll pick rotten peaches for the rest of your life
Oh I've had me my fill of cocaine and pills
For I lie in the light of the Lord
And my home is ten thousand, ten thousand miles away
And I guess I won't see it no more
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
La la la la laaa...
© 1971 Dick James Music Limited
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