Who Sang Ball & Chain? Elton John

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Some other versions of "Ball & Chain"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Elton John, Gary Anthony Osborne
release date: 1982
length: 3:29
producer: Chris Thomas
lead vocals: Elton John
recording engineer: Bill Price
electric bass guitar: Dee Murray
guest acoustic guitar: Pete Townshend
acoustic guitar: Pete Townshend
synthesizer: James Newton Howard
tambourine: Steve Holly
I got a ball and chain hanging around my heart
You were the one to blame for tearing my world apart
I got a heart so true, you got a heart of ice
A little more love from you, it could have been paradise

I got a ball and chain hanging around my heart
And if it's all the same maybe we should part
And I'm singing do do do
I'm singing do do do

You had to tie me down inside a cage of doubt
I'm sick of being kicked around so this is where I get out

Oh oui baby you tried to hold me but you were slowly
Driving me insane
Oh oui baby

I got a ball and chain hanging around my heart
You were the one to blame for tearing my world apart
I got a heart so true, you got a heart of ice
A little more love from you, it could have been paradise

I couldn't take your pain, you couldn't take my love
So I'm gonna quit this game 'cause baby I've had enough



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dear John
  • 2 Spiteful Child
  • 3 Ball & Chain
  • 4 Legal Boys
  • 5 I Am Your Robot
  • 6 Blue Eyes
  • 7 Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)
  • 8 Princess
  • 9 Where Have All the Good Times Gone?
  • 10 All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Album Information
    label: The Rocket Record Company
    country(area): Europe
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin