Elton John - "Shoulder Holster" lyrics

Now it was just like Frankie and Johnny And it was just like Stagger Lee Dolly Summers was a simple girl From a mid-west family With a stucco home and her own Mustang And a charge account at Sears She had everything that a girl could want To live happy for the rest of her years

But the thing that she wanted most of all Was the thing that she had lost To the arms of a downtown black jack hustler By the name of Candyfloss They'd slipped town on a late night train Heading for the West Dolly slipped behind the wheel of her Mustang With a piece between her breast

If it seemed just like a movie Or a night of bad TV They should have had a picture of Dolly's face As she drove across the country With daggers drawn for her fallen man An venom in her heart It was nearly dawn when she caught them up Making out in a picnic park

But the thing that shook her rigid As she fumbled for her gun Was the state of the man that she'd married once And thought of as the only one And as she looked back on the chances That she'd passed up at home Well she quietly dumped pistol in a ditch And she headed home alone