• Song:

    Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

  • Artist:

    Elton John

  • Album:

    Captain Fantastic - Del...

Song: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

G C G Em G C G Em

Verse 1:
A                 C                               G   D          
Captain Fantastic raised and regimented, hardly a hero.
     G           C                 D
Just someone his mother might know.
Am             G        Dm                      G
Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics.
Am                               Cm
"Two teas both with sugar please".
G                     Em
In the back of an alley.

Verse 2:
A                          C         
While little Dirt Cowboys, turned brown in their saddles.
    G           D          G           C               D
Sweet chocolate biscuits. And red rosy apples in summer.
         Am           G         Dm                           G
For it's hay make and "Hey mom, do the papers say anything good.
C                             Cm      
Are there chances in life for little Dirt Cowboys,
G                                Bb C          G
Should I make my way out of my home in the woods?"

Verse 3:
A                  C
Brown Dirt Cowboy, still green and growing.
           G       D
City slick Captain.
Fantastic the feedback,
C                           D
The honey the hive could be holding.
Am                      G               Dm                     G
For there's weak winged young sparrows, that starve in the winter.
Am                           Cm
Broken young children on the wheels of the winners.
G                                  Bb          C            G
And the sixty-eight summer festival wallflowers are thinning.

Em                                                  C F C F C F C F
For cheap easy meals are hardly a home on the range.
Em                                                     C F C F C F C F
Too hot for the band with a desperate desire for change.
G                   C                    G           
We've thrown in the towel too many times.
            C                         G
Out for the count and when we're down,
              C           G                 C
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.
         Bb              C             G
From the end of the world to your town.

Verse 4:
A                           C
And all this talk of Jesus, coming back to see us.
G             D
Couldn't fool us.
G                            C                        D
For we were spinning out our lines walking on the wire.
Am                G             Dm
Hand in hand went music and the rhyme.
G                   Am                      Cm
The Captain and the Kid stepping in the ring.
G                           Bb            C                 G
From here on sonny, sonny sonny, it's a long and lonely climb.

~Repeat Chorus x2~
~Repeat Intro~
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