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My Fathers Gun
Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Bernie Taupin
Note of Interest: Apparently Dusty Springfield's on baking vocals for this song.
Capo 1

[Intro] 
D G/D D G/D D

[Verse 1]
     D            G/D         F#m7
From this day on I own my father's gun.
Bm                 Bm/A             G
We dug his shallow grave beneath the sun.

A                     F#/A#   Bm           D/A    G
I laid his broken body down  -  below the southern line.
C                Bm        G                  A7
It wouldn't do to bury him  -  where any Yankee stands.
D                          G/D          F#m7
I'll take my horse and I'll ride the northern plain.
Bm                        Bm/A                     G
To wear the colour of the greys and join the fight again.
A                    F#/A#   Bm              D/A      G
I'll not rest until I know  -  the cause is fought and won.
     C             Bm         G                       D
From this day on, until I die,    I'll wear my father's gun.

[Chorus]
F#                          Bm        Am7        G
I'd like to know where the riverboat sails  to - night.

F#7                  Bm          Am7        G
To New Orleans well that's just fine   al - right.
                E                     A            F#/A#   F#   Bm   Am
`Cause there's fighting there and the company needs men.
   G                 A                 |   C/D * D *   |   D7 G/D D *   |  
So slip us a rope and sail on round the  bend.

[Verse 2]
D                 G   /D      F#m7
As soon as this is over we'll go home.
Bm                    Bm/A          G
To plant the seeds of justice in our bones.
A                        F#/A#  Bm             D/A G
To watch the children growing  -  and see the women sewing.
            C                Bm               G      D
There'll be laughter when the bells of freedom ring.
 
(Repeat Chorus 5x to Fade)
 
 
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About the artist behind My Fathers Gun:

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE[1] [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist.

In his four-decade career, John has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music, especially during the 1970s. He has sold more than 250 million albums[citation needed] and over one hundred million singles,[3] making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive #1 U.S. albums, 59 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, 4 #2 hits, and nine #1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards and one Academy Award. His success has had a profound impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him #49 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.[4]

Some of the characteristics of John's musical talent include an ability to quickly craft melodies for the lyrics of songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, his former rich tenor (now baritone) voice, his classical and gospel-influenced piano, the aggressive orchestral arrangements of Paul Buckmaster among others and the flamboyant fashions, outlandishly excessive eye glasses, and on-stage showmanship, especially evident during the 1970s.

John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s and was knighted in 1998. He entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for the LGBT social movements. On April 9, 2008 Elton John held a benefit concert for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, and raised $2.5 million.[5]

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