(Music: E. John/Lyrics: B. Taupin)
This song is from, I believe, the Elton John album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. Jeff performed it at a solo gig at the Mercury Lounge in New York one New Year's Eve. (My thanks to Andrea for the tape of the song.)
A7 I used to know this old scarecrow D He was my song A7 My joy and sorrow Cast alone between the furrows D A7 Of a field no longer sown by anyone I held a dandelion D That said the time had come E To leave upon the wind A7 Not to return D When summer burned the earth again A7 D Oh oh oh, oh oh oh.... A7 D Cultivate the freshest flower A7 This garden ever grew Beneath these branches D A7 I once wrote such childish words for you But that's okay D There's treasure children always seek to find E And just like us A7 You must have had D A once upon a time A7 D Oh oh oh, oh oh oh....
You can mess around with some of the fingerings for the principal chords, e.g. (from bottom string to top string):
For the A7, you can vary between
For the E, you can vary between