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1. Who did Elton identify with in "Ballad of a Well-Known Gun"?
2. "Where To Now St. Peter" is without a doubt one of the best songs on the album, but what type of story is Elton/Bernie telling here (i.e. what is the song's meaning)?
3. In the song "My Father's Gun", where can Elton NOT bury his father?
4. "Amoreena" was featured prominently in which 1970s film?
5. As can probably be guessed, lyricist Bernie Taupin had a fascination with the "Old West" / Civil War era in American history. He also seemingly had a thing for violence and guns in particular. How many songs on the album either have the word "gun"/"guns" or mention a particular type of gun?
6. How old is Elton's grandmother in "Country Comfort"?
7. Which is the only song on the album with lyrics NOT written by Bernie Taupin?
8. In "Burn Down the Mission", what type of animals are 'out today'?
9. In 2003, "Rolling Stone" magazine created a list of the 500 greatest albums of all time (that part is true). "Tumbleweed Connection" is Elton John's highest-ranking album on that list.
10. What song, originally written for the "Tumbleweed Connection" album, was held from the final cut and would feature prominently on a later album?
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