Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the Album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

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I used to know this old scarecrow
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he was my song, my joy and sorrow
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cast a lone between the furrows
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of a field no longer sown by anyone
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I held a dandelion that said the time has come
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to leave upon the wind not to return
Till summer burns the earth again

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oh oh oh oh oh oh  oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

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Cultivate the freshest flower
this garden ever grew
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beneath these branches I once wrote
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such childish words for you
but that's ok there's treasure children always seek to find
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and just like us you must have had
a once upon a time

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oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh