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Elton John — Country Comfort
Album: Tumbleweed Connection
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Released: 1970
Length: 5:05
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Soon the pines will be falling everywhere
Village children fight each other for a share
And the 6:09 goes roaring past the creek
Deacon Lee prepares his sermon for next week

I saw Grandma yesterday down at the store
Well she's really going fine for eighty-four
Well she asked me if sometime I'd fix her barn
Poor old girl, she needs a hand to run the farm

And it's good old country comfort in my bones
Just the sweetest sound my ears have ever known
Just an old-fashioned feeling fully-grown
Country comfort's in a truck that's going home

Down at the well, they've got a new machine
The foreman says it cuts man-power by fifteen
Yeah, but that ain't natural, well so old Clay would say
You see he's a horse-drawn man until his dying day

And it's good old country comfort in my bones
Just the sweetest sound my ears have ever known
Just an old-fashioned feeling fully-grown
Country comfort's in a truck that's going home

And it's good old country comfort in my bones
Just the sweetest sound my ears have ever known
Just an old-fashioned feeling fully-grown
Country comfort's in a truck that's going home

Now the old fat goose is flying cross the sticks
The hedgehog's done in clay between the bricks
And the rocking chair's creaking on the porch
Across the valley moves the herdsman with his torch

And it's good old country comfort in my bones
Just the sweetest sound my ears have ever known
Just an old-fashioned feeling fully-grown
Country comfort's in a truck that's going home
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Pretty good twang for a Brit!
I love this song.
 danoodles wrote:
Did Rod Stewart do a cover of this ?
 

Yes, on Gasoline Alley, which also came out in 1970
 the_jake wrote:

Were Elton and Bernie influenced by John Denver on this piece?
 
Country Roads was a year or so later... so maybe VV? co-emergence
 the_jake wrote:
Not overly played with a little twang.   


 
Were Elton and Bernie influenced by John Denver on this piece?
 kingart wrote:


But I think it's not Elton's 1st albums.  I think it's the eponymous Elton John that's the 1st.  The one with Your Song.  
 
You are right.  Not his 1st album; just the 1st that I found captivating.  Thanks!
Did Rod Stewart do a cover of this ?
Love this album -- half the songs are incredible and half the  songs are crap, but with strategic skipping, it's my favorite.
Puts RP Elton comfort in my bones
 dublanica wrote:
One of the All-Time greatest 1st albums.  Perfect........start to finish!
 

But I think it's not Elton's 1st albums.  I think it's the eponymous Elton John that's the 1st.  The one with Your Song.  
One of the All-Time greatest 1st albums.  Perfect........start to finish!
Left the Oregon farm in 1970 for college. Bought this album back then and still play it every few years. Thanks Bill.
Checked this album out of the library when I was younger and I fell in love with The Brown Dirt Cowboy.
RP misstates that this "Country Comfort" has only been played once (1) over the past 30 days. WRONG!
It has been 2 times in the past week!
LIAR!
Love the bass!
 dingleberry wrote:
I caught a re-run of the BRIT award to EJ the other night.

This is as close as I'll ever get to seeing EJ perform live, and thought he was brilliant. The host on the other hand... cringe. Funny thing is I thought at the time that I'd been watching that actor in Black Sails, and he was "better than this." haha on me. Google tells me Dermot O'Leary was that host. And Black Sails' Billy is Tom Hopper. Separated at birth. Is it only me?

 
You DO know that EJ is doing a 3 year farewell tour?  Sure to be coming to a town near you.  Even in NZ.
A certified classic. 

Not overly played with a little twang.   


One of my EJ favorites. Thanks RP.
I caught a re-run of the BRIT award to EJ the other night.

This is as close as I'll ever get to seeing EJ perform live, and thought he was brilliant. The host on the other hand... cringe. Funny thing is I thought at the time that I'd been watching that actor in Black Sails, and he was "better than this." haha on me. Google tells me Dermot O'Leary was that host. And Black Sails' Billy is Tom Hopper. Separated at birth. Is it only me?

When EJ was best


My favourite Elton album.
How nice.