Tell Me When The Whistle Blows

Album: Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
  • In Barry Toberman's biography of Sir Elton, this John/Taupin composition is said to have been inspired by Bernie Taupin's failure to come to grips with city life when he first joined Elton in London. The whistle referred to belongs to the train back to rural Lincolnshire.
  • Bernie Taupin was born on a farm near the town of Sleaford, the second of 3 brothers and the son a farm worker. When he was young he moved to a village with the charming name of Owmby by Spital, and also worked on a farm. If he hadn't teamed up with Elton he'd probably have ended up managing a chicken farm! >>
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    Alexander - London, England, for above 2

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  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrCool funk groove!
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaThis is in my opinion one of Elton John's best songs. I loved this era of Elton John songs...
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