My Father's Gun

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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. more »

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 color 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
All I said, all I said,  slip us a rope and sail on round the bend

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
All I said, all I said, slip us a rope and sail on round the bend, oh

I'd like to know where the riverboat, the riverboat sails tonight To New Orleans well that's just fine alright 'Cause there's fighting there and the company needs men
All I said, all I said, slip us a rope and sail on round the bend

I'd like to know where the riverboat, the riverboat, the riverboat sails tonight To New Orleans well that's just fine, that's just fine alright 'Cause there's fighting there and the company needs men
All I said is slip us a rope and sail on round the bend

I'd like to know where the riverboat sails tonight To New Orleans well that's just fine, that's just fine alright 'Cause there's fighting there and the company needs men
All I said, all I said, slip us a rope and sail on round the bend
 Riverboat sails tonight That's just fine, alright Ah ah ah ah
Slip us a rope, sail, sail around, sail around the bend Riverboat sails tonight

Written by: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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