Billy Bones & The White Bird lyrics

Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album rock of the westies

Take the wheel I hear the timbers creaking
Take the wheel I think this ship is sinking
Jamaica seems so far and Ive been thinking
Old billy bones has gone to sea and quit his dockside drinking

Check it out, check it out, check it out

And when Im dead wholl fly the white bird home
Im not the ancient mariner your children know
And the seas the field these old jack tars have sown
`cause billy bones just wants to know wholl fly the white bird home

Oh your majesty, your majesty
I heard the bosun cry
Old billy bones has washed ashore
Upon a foreign tide

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