Billy Bones And The White Bird
Words:Bernard Taupin
Music:Elton John
Performed By:  Elton John
Copyright:© 1975 Big Pig Music Limited
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Year:  1975


Take the wheel I hear the timbers creaking
Take the wheel I think this ship is sinking
Jamaica seems so far and I've been thinking
Old Billy Bones has gone to sea and quit his dockside 
drinking

Check it out, check it out, check it out

And when I'm dead who'll fly the White Bird home
I'm not the ancient mariner your children know
And the sea's the field these old jack tars have sown
'Cause Billy Bones just wants to know who'll fly the White Bird home
Check it out, check it out, check it out, 
Check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,

Oh your majesty____, your majesty____
I heard the bosun cry
Old Billy Bones has washed ashore
Upon a foreign tide

Check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,
Check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,

(Instrumental verse)

Check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,
Check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,

("Oh, your majesty verse")

Check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,
Check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,
Check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,
Check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,
Check it out, check it out, check it out, check it out,
Check it out!
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