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1. "First Episode at Hienton" Elton sang: "For the quadrangle sang to the sun, and the grace of our feeling, and the candle burned low..." What is this quadrangle?
2. "Ballad of a Well-Known Gun" Elton sang: "The Pinkertons pulled out my bags and asked me for my name..." Who or what were the Pinkertons?
3. "Bennie and the Jets" Elton sang: "Bennie, she's really keen, she's got electric boots, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magazine..." Mohair is a silky fabric made from the hair/fleece of which animal?
4. "Sartorial Eloquence" Elton sang: "You've a certain sartorial eloquence, and a style that's almost of your own..." What does sartorial mean?
5. "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" Elton sang: "And I would have walked head-on into the deep end of a river, clinging to your stocks and bonds, paying your H.P. demands forever..." What does H.P. stand for?
6. "The King Must Die" Elton sang: "Some men are better staying sailors, take my word and go, but tell the ostler that his name was the very first they chose..."
What is an ostler?
7. "Social Disease" Elton sang: "My landlady lives in a caravan, that is when she isn't in my arms..." What is this caravan she lives in?
8. "Pinball Wizard" Elton sang: "I thought I was the Bally table king..." What's a Bally table?
9. "Porch Swing in Tupelo" Elton sang: "It' s a slow road on down That old Natchez Trace, through Alabama cotton fields to a state of Grace..." To what does Natchez Trace refer?
10. "Billy Bones and the White Bird" Elton sang: "Oh, your majesty, your majesty, I heard the bosun cry..." What's a bosun?
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