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"Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Part Two)" is a song by Elton John and Bernie Taupin for the album Reg Strikes Back.

The song is about New York City and is a continuation of the song "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" from the 1972 album Honky Château.

Although the song follows the same meaning of its predecessor, it has a very different tempo and instrumental arrangement, and is in many ways a more complex song, with a variety of key changes and unusual chords throughout the song. There is also a brief homage to the Beatles' song "Drive My Car" that can be heard during the horn solo at 2:18, where Elton and the backup singers interject "beep beep, beep beep, yeah!".

Although not a particularly popular song, Elton John played both versions of the song sequentially in concert from the release of "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Part Two)" in 1989 through to 1993.


  • Elton John - piano, vocals
  • Freddie Hubbard - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Davey Johnstone - guitars, backing vocals
  • Fred Mandel - keyboards
  • Charlie Morgan - drums
  • Dee Murray - backing vocals
  • Nigel Olsson - backing vocals
  • David Paton - bass


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