Elton John can’t seem to remember the words to his 1970 hit Your Song despite singing it for 39 years, ananova.com reports.

The superstar had an autocue hidden in a flower arrangement on stage while playing a private birthday party in Monaco.

Even the first line, “It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside,” was on a teleprompter as he played the gig at the Hotel de Paris.

“Most fans could sing Your Song in their sleep so it’s funny Elton needed help with lyrics he’s been doing for four decades,” one partygoer said.

A representative for John insisted the autocue was only used to remind the star of the running order of the show.