A somber cover of the song
was performed by country singer Miranda Lambert for the tribute album Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin
. A lifelong John fan, Lambert told the Tennesseean
she chose "My Father's Gun," having re-discovered the track as an adult, because of the impact it had on her personally.
"I re-listened to it a couple years ago," Lambert recalled. "Sometimes you hear things differently. And I had gone through some things in my life. It's almost like I re-discovered it, and it impacted me totally differently as an adult who had been through some things. It's crazy how music can touch you over and over again."