To me, Elton is a 60s pop performer born too late. This is a terrific tune, with Elton playing a flute-toned Mellotron. It was written by him and Bernie Taupin and recorded for the 1973 album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player. Released as a single, it got to No 2 in America and No 4 in Britain.
This is a live performance from the same year.