Editorials By Any Other Name September 17, 1997 Share 1 -- A lot of people were moved by Elton John's tribute to Princess Diana. The singer and his partner, Bernie Taupin, rewrote the words to their hit song "Candle in the Wind," and John sang it during her funeral in Westminster Abbey. In it, he sings "Goodbye, England's Rose" in place of the original lyric "Goodbye, Norma Jean." The tune brought tears to the eyes of many, and a touch of bitterness to others -- namely, some Scots and Welsh. After the funeral, newspapers in Britain quoted some as saying it was unfair to characterize Diana that way. They pointed out that she was, after all, the princess of Wales.