Burn Down The Mission

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


G  Bb   G Bb


       G                              Em              Bb/C
You tell me there's an angel in your tree
Eb                      G/D                   A/C#     Dsus4
Did he say he'd come to call on me
G                                  Em7                    Bb/C
For things are getting desperate in our home
                      C#dim7           G/D     D        C          G/B   Am7  G
Living in the parish of the restless folks I know

F                                                          C                             G  
Everybody now bring your family down to the riverside
F                                C                                  G
Look to the east to see where the fat stock hide
G/B                           C                             G
Behind four walls of stone the rich man sleeps
                                 C6/G                       Bb/C
It's time we put the flame torch to their keep

Db                    Ab
Burn down the mission
If we're gonna stay alive
Db                                   Ab
Watch the black smoke fly to heaven
See the red flame light the sky

Eb/Bb              Bb
Burn down the mission
Burn it down to stay alive
Eb/Bb                            Bb
It's our only chance of living
                      Ab                    Db      Bb/C
Take all you need to live inside

F     Eb/F  Bb         F   Eb/F   Bb    F   Eb/F  Bb

F                 Eb  Bb/D  F/C Bb

F                 Eb   Bb/D  F/C Bb

G                 F C/E G/D

G                 F C/E G/D

Bb/C               Db/A     Bb/m    F/C   F/A    Bb

G      Bb    G   Bb

Deep in the woods the squirrels are out today
My wife cried when they came to take me away
But what more could I do just to keep her warm
Than burn burn burn burn down the mission walls

1970 Dick James Music Limited