Ballad Of A Well-Known Gun

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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

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
There goes a well-known gun...




Ballad Of A Well-Known Gun (Live 2008)
Written byElton John & Bernie Taupin
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Allen Toussaint - piano, backing vocal
James Burton - guitar
Davey Faragher - bass, backing vocal
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedApril 8, 2008, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...
ReleasedDecember 3, 2008 (broadcast)
November 10, 2009 (DVD release)
VideosSpectacle: Elvis Costello with... (Season 1), 2009
NoteOnly a snippet appears in the edited broadcast, but the complete performance is included among the DVD bonus material.

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (Season 1)Spectacle Elvis Costello With Season 1 DVD cover.jpg

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