17 Mar 2008
The Story Behind “Scarecrow”
It was the first song Elton and Bernie recorded and demoed as a team. “It was one of the lyrics in the first batch I had given to Elton” remembered Bernie on the interview with Andy McKaie in May 1990. “I remember because in those days, when you made demos, you made the old acetates, and I remember getting a copy of it and running home to my Aunt’s house and being so proud and playing it”.
“It was our song” added Elton in the same interview. “Growing up with records like he and I did (...) and your first song going around on an acetate, Scarecrow, with E. John and B. Taupin, that’s amazing! So exciting!”.