I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)
|"I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)"|
|Single by Elton John|
|from the album Rock of the Westies|
|A-side||"Grow Some Funk of Your Own (double A-side)"|
|Released||12 January 1976|
|Songwriter(s)||Elton John, Bernie Taupin|
|Elton John singles chronology|
The song's lyrics compare the shooting of Jesse James by James' outlaw-partner Robert Ford to Taupin's failed marriage to his first wife Maxine Feibelman, of "Tiny Dancer" fame. The song reached #14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in February 1976 and #21 Easy Listening, but failed to chart in the singer's native United Kingdom.
A live version, recorded in England in May 1977 with just Elton on piano and Ray Cooper on percussion, was released by MCA Records on the To Be Continued... boxed set.