My Father's Gun
Words:Bernard Taupin
Music:Elton John
Performed By:  Elton John
Copyright:© 1970 Dick James Music Limited
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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 line.
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.

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.
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