The online illustrated Elton John Discography
by David Bodoh
Elton John lyricsElton John AlbumsElton John singlesElton John toursElton John booksElton Items for Sale
previous song
Ballad Of A Well-Known Gun
next song
Available on the album Tumbleweed Connection
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John
Acoustic and lead guitars:Caleb Quaye
Drums and percussion:Roger Pope
Bass:Dave Glover
Backing vocals:Dusty Springfield, Madeline Bell, Kay Garner, Lesley Duncan, Tony Hazzard, Tony Burrows
I pulled out my Stage Coach Times
And I read the latest news
I tapped my feet in dumb surprise
And of course I saw they knew
The Pinkertons pulled out my bags
And asked me for my name
I stuttered out my answer
And hung my head in shame
chorus:
Now they've found me
At last they've found me
It's hard to run
From a starving family
Now they've found me
Well I won't run
I'm tired of hearing
There goes a well-known gun
Now I've seen this chain gang
Lord I say let me see my priest
I couldn't have faced your desert sand
Old burning brown backed beast
The poor house they hit me for my kin
And claimed my crumbling walls
Now I know how Reno felt
When he ran from the law
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
There goes a well-known gun...
© 1970 Dick James Music Limited
See my Elton John
Auction Items on EBAY
Collectibles For Sale
In Eltonography SHOP
Copyright © 2016 David Bodoh