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/ Elton John / Empty Sky (1969) / Skyline Pigeon guitar tab

Hi. Elton sings this song in the key of E, so I'm posting it in this key to
reflect the original version. To play this version on an aocustic guitar you
hyst don't need to play the E/B chords. Hope you enjoy it! Fantastic song by
the way!

SKYLINE PIGEON

Year:  1969
Album:  EMPTY SKY
Writers:  Elton John\ Bernie Taupin

(E  B\D#  A\C#  B  A  B  E)*

	E	        B\D#
Turn me loose from your hands

       A B    	      E
Let me fly to distant lands

     F#\A#  		     A
Over green fields, trees and mountains

E\B	B7	   E
Flowers and forest fountains

A	       E\B   B7	    E
Home along the lanes of the skyway


	 E		 B\D#
For this dark and lonely room

	     A  E\B  B7	     E
Projects a sha___dow cast in gloom

		F#\A#
And my eyes are mirrors

       A
Of the world outside

	 E\B
Thinking of the way

B7		  E
That the wind can turn the tide

	  A
And these shadows turn

     E\B    B7   E
From purple into grey


	   A
For just a Skyline Pigeon

E\B		B7
Dreaming of the open

E
Waiting for the day

       A
He can spread his wings

    E\B  B7   E   G#7\D#
And fly away again

     C#m D#7	 	G#m
Fly away skyline pigeon fly

	    A
Towards the dreams

       E\B          B7    E    G#7\D#
You've left so very far behind

     C#m D#7	 	G#m
Fly away skyline pigeon fly

	    A
Towards the dreams

       E\B          B7    E
You've left so very far behind


	    E
Just let me wake up in the morning

       G#m\D#
To the smell of new mown hay

	     A		      D7
To laugh and cry, to live and die

       E
In the brightness of my day

	  F#\A#
I want to hear the pealing bells

	   A
Of distant churches sing

	    E\B
But most of all please free me

B7		 E
From this aching metal ring

    A		  E\B		   E
And open out this cage towards the sun


	   A
For just a Skyline Pigeon

E\B		B7
Dreaming of the open

E
Waiting for the day

       A
He can spread his wings

    E\B  B7   E   G#7\D#
And fly away again

     C#m D#7	 	G#m
Fly away skyline pigeon fly

	    A
Towards the dreams

       E\B          B7    E    G#7\D#
You've left so very far behind

     C#m D#7	 	G#m
Fly away skyline pigeon fly

	    A
Towards the dreams

       E\B                   B7    E  B  C#m  E\B  A  E\B B7 E
You've left so very, so very far behi_____nd.


*Add harpsichord embellishments here and throughout.
The sheet music provides best depiction of these embellishments.


Elton John albums
2001 Songs from the West Coast
1999 Aida
1997 Big Picture
1993 Duets
1992 The One
1989 Sleeping With the Past
1988 Reg Strikes Back
1983 Too Low for Zero
1982 Jump Up!
1976 Blue Moves
1975 Rock of the Westies
1975 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
1974 Caribou
1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
1973 Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
1972 Honky Chateau
1971 Madman Across the Water
1971 Tumbleweed Connection
1970 Elton John
1969 Empty Sky
Empty Sky tabs
08Skyline Pigeon tabbass tab

 

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