Elton John - "Son Of Your Father Elton John Bernie Taupin" lyrics

I'll catch the tramline in the morning

He had further heard the cock crow
With your leave Van Bushell said

As he stumbled out the shed

Then blind Joseph came towards him

With a shotgun in his arms

He said you'll pay me twenty dollars

Before you leave my farm

Van Bushell saw the hook

Which replaced Joseph's hand

He said now calm you down my brother

Let's discuss this man to man

It's no good you getting angry

We must try to act our age

You're pursuing your convictions

Like some hermit in a cage

You're the son of your father
Try a little bit harder

Do for me as he would do for you
With blood and water bricks and mortar

He built for you a home
You're the son of your father
So treat me as your own

Well slowly Joseph well he lowered the rifle
And he emptied out the shells

Van Bushell he came towards him

He shook his arm and wished him well

He said now hey blind man that is fine
But I sure can't waste my time

So move aside and let me go my way
I've got a train to ride

Well Joseph turned around

His grin was now a frown

He said let me just refresh your mind

Your manners boy seem hard to find

Well there's two men lying dead as nails

On an East Virginia farm

For charity's an argument
That only leads to harm

So be careful when they're kind to you

Don't you end up in the dirt

Just remember what I'm saying to you

And you likely won't get hurt

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