My Father's Gun

Album: Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
  • 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 Writer/s: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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