Ballad of a Well-known Gun

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Tumbleweed Connection


I pulled out my Stage Coach Times
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And I read the latest news
I tapped my feet in dumb surprise
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And of course I saw they knew

The Pinkertons pulled out my bags
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And asked me for my name
I stuttered out my answer
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And hung my head in shame

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
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Well I won't run
I'm tired of hearing
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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

Now they've found me...

solo chords like 1st verse)

Lord I say at last they've found me...

Lord I say now they've found me...