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"My Father's Gun" is a song by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. It's the fifth track on his third studio album, Tumbleweed Connection. The song tells a story about a man whose father just got killed during the American Civil War. He swore revenge, took his gun and ran into war. According to Elton, this was one of Bob Dylan's favourites when they first met in 1970.

In live performances it was an extended ballad. John played the song in the same set as what became the 11-17-70 live album, though it has not been performed in concert since.

This song was also featured on the soundtrack to the film Elizabethtown, starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst.


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