Country Comfort


Recorded by Rod Stewart

Album Gasoline Alley

On the session:  Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton, Ronnie Wood, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Mick Waller

Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Recorded 1970

Released June, 1970

Label Mercury

Rod’s second solo album

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Recorded by Elton John

Album Tumbleweed Connection

On the session:  Elton John, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson

Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Recorded March, 1970 at Trident Studios, London

Released October, 1970

Label Uni

Tumbleweed Connection was Elton John’s third album

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 any 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

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


Keith Urban’s take on the tune.