Hear Miranda Lambert’s Somber ‘My Father’s Gun’ for the Elton John ‘Restoration’ Project
Miranda Lambert has put her spin on Elton John's 1970 song "My Father's Gun."
The song was originally featured on John's third studio album, Tumbleweed Connection, and was an early favorite of Bob Dylan. The country star's version appears on a new Elton John tribute album, Restoration.
"My Father's Gun" tells the story of a young Confederate soldier who finds himself burying his father, who was killed during the Civil War. He picks up his father's gun and rejoins the battle.
"I'll not rest until I know the cause is fought and won / From this day on until I die I'll wear my father's gun," Lambert sings, acting as the narrator. The country star's version is more stripped-down than John's original and, as a result, is more somber.
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She was thankful to be asked to cover the song for John's Restoration album:
Lambert is one of many artists who appear on Restoration, which features John and Bernie Taupin's most beloved collaborations reimagined in new arrangements by country artists. Previously, Maren Morris shared her take on "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters." Other artists covering John's hits include Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris, Miley Cyrus, Vince Gill and Don Henley, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton and Lee Ann Womack.
Lambert will join Keith Urban, Morris and Little Big Town for a two-hour television special in salute to Elton John on April 10. Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A Grammy Salute will air at 9PM ET on CBS.