Who Sang The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34)? Elton John

Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
release date: 1973-10-5
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Symphonic Rock/Pop Rock/Ballad/Glam/Classic Rock
length: 4:24
producer: Gus Dudgeon
membranophone: Nigel Olsson
piano: Elton John
lead vocals: Elton John
engineer: David Hentschel
electric guitar: Davey Johnstone
background vocals: Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson
bass guitar: Dee Murray
orchestrator: Del Newman
Some punk with a shotgun killed young Danny Bailey
In cold blood, in the lobby of a downtown motel
Killed him in anger, a force he couldn't handle
Helped pull the trigger that cut short his life
And there's not many knew him the way that we did
Sure enough he was a wild one, but then aren't most hungry kids, oh, oh?

Now it's all over Danny Bailey
And the harvest is in
Dillinger's dead, oh
I guess the cops won again
Now it's all over Danny Bailey
And the harvest is in

We're running short of heroes back up here in the hills
Without Danny Bailey we're gonna have to break up our stills
So mark his grave well 'cause Kentucky loved him
Born and raised a proper, I guess life just bugged him, and he
Found faith in danger, a lifestyle he lived by
A running-gun youngster in a sad, restless age, oh, oh

Now it's all over Danny Bailey
And the harvest is in
Dillinger's dead
I guess the cops won again, oh
Now it's all over Danny Bailey
And the harvest is in



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
  • 2 Candle in the Wind
  • 3 Bennie and the Jets
  • 4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • 5 This Song Has No Title
  • 6 Grey Seal
  • 7 Jamaica Jerk-Off
  • 8 I've Seen That Movie Too
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Sweet Painted Lady
  • 2 The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34)
  • 3 Dirty Little Girl
  • 4 All the Girls Love Alice
  • 5 Your Sister Can't Twist (but She Can Rock 'n Roll)
  • 6 Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  • 7 Roy Rogers
  • 8 Social Disease
  • 9 Harmony

  • Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin