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"One Horse Town" is a song by Elton John with lyrics written by Bernie Taupin. It is the third track of his 1976 album, Blue Moves. The song tells a story about a man who lives in a small village in Alabama, and how there's nothing to do; simply a "one horse town".[1] It might reference the civil war; "They ain't too well acquainted with the stars and stripes". Musically, it uses a lot of instruments; a string section, xylophones, vibraphones, organs and more. The first one and a half minutes is a slow-tempo intro with heavy orchestration, before settling into the main upbeat tempo which could remind a little bit of disco.[1] It was also performed at his last concert before his throat surgery in Sydney, on December 14th, 1986.

It is just about six minutes long, and is a favourite among hardcore fans. The song bears resemblance to "I Don't Care" from his next album, A Single Man.


  1. ^ a b Rosenthal, Elizabeth J. (2001). His song. New York City, New York: Billboard Books. pp. 136. ISBN 0823088936.  


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