Elton John - Your Song (Top Of The Pops 1971)




This performance of ‘Your Song’ was Elton’s second appearance on Top Of The Pops, airing on January 14th 1971. This was just one week before the song became his first-ever entry on the UK Singles Chart. Taken from Elton’s eponymous second UK album, the now classic ballad peaked at #7 and spent 10 weeks inside the Top 40. This performance, recorded at the BBC Television Centre, features band members Nigel Olsson on drums and Dee Murray on bass.





Lyrics


It's a little bit funny this feeling inside I'm not one of those who can easily hide, I Don't have much money but boy if I did I'd buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again no Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show Oh I know it's not much but it's the best I can do My gift is my song And this one's for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song It may be quite simple but now that it's done I hope you don't mind I hope you don't mind That I put down in words How wonderful life is while you're in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross But the sun's been quite kind While I wrote this song It's for people like you that Keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting But these things I do You see I've forgotten If they're green or they're blue Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen

And you can tell everybody this is your song It may be quite simple but Now that it's done I hope you don't mind I hope you don't mind That I put down in words How wonderful life is while you're in the world I hope you don't mind I hope you don't mind That I put down in words How wonderful life is while you're in the world

Songwriters: Bernie Taupin / Elton John Your Song lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave

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