Elton John - "My Father's Gun Elton John Bernie Taupin" lyrics

From this day on I own my father's gun
It wouldn't do to bury him where any Yankee stands
I laid his broken body down below the southern land
We dug his shallow grave beneath the sun
To wear the colour of the greys and join the fight again

I'll take my horse and I'll ride the northern plain
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

So slip us a rope and sail on round the bend
'Cause there's fighting there and the company needs men
To plant the seeds of justice in our bones
As soon as this is over we'll go home
#############################################To watch the children growing and see the women sewing
There'll be laughter when the bells of freedom ring