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/ Elton John / Honky Chateau (1972) / Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time) bass tab

Song: Rocketman
Artist: Elton John
Album:
Tabbed by: Matt Outerson (mcooterson@hotmail.com)

This is a great song.  Elton John's bassist is quite amazing...
not just on this song...but on all of his songs!!

Standard Tuning
E, A, D, G for you beginners...;)

I like to play this with my fingers...but, with a pick or however will
be up to you, of course.

Intro : Piano and singing for about 8 bars.  Come in when EJ sings
"I miss the earth so much, I miss my wife..."
Then...
          /3\                /3\
G|12-----12--|--------|12---12--|-----------|--------|--------|
D|--------12-|10------|------12-|10-----1012|13--12--|10------|
A|---------10|--------|-------10|-----------|--------|----13--|
E|-----------|--------|---------|-----------|--------|--------|

  h    ss h    ss
G|----------------|10----------|-------|----------|-------|--------|
D|--------10--1213|----10------|-------|---5----8-|-------|--------|
A|12--1213--------|------8-----|---5-8-|6--------8|---5-8-|6--65--5|
E|----------------|--------1///|6------|----------|6------|--------|


G|---------|-----8--|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D|---------|---68--8|--------|---5--8-|--------|---5--8-|--------|
A|3---33-5-|6-------|-------8|6------8|---5-8--|6------8|---5-8--|
E|---3-----|--------|6--66---|--------|6-------|--------|6-------|


G|--------|---------|-----8--|---------|----------|--------|
D|--------|---------|---68--8|--888-888|---888-888|--------|
A|6--65--5|3---33-5-|6-------|---------|/6--------|--------|
E|--------|---3-----|--------|6--------|----------|3-3-----|


G|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|
D|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|
A|3-3-----|--------|3-3---35|6---5---|3-------|-----3--56|
E|--------|3-------|--------|--------|----6---|5--56-----|

                             s
                   ^3^       |            ^3^  (good luck!)
G|--------|/12----12--|------r17--|12----12--|---1217--17-----|
D|3-------|--------12-|10--10e----|-------12-|10------10--1012|
A|--------|---------10|------s----|--------10|----------------|
E|--------|-----------|------t----|----------|----------------|


G|------------|------------|----------|----------|-------|-------|
D|13--1312--12|10--10------|----------|3--53--3--|-------|---5-8-|
A|------------|------13--13|12----3-56|--------63|---5-8-|6------|
E|------------|------------|--5-6-----|----------|6------|-------|


G|-------|--------|---------|---------|---------|-------8-|
D|-------|--------|---------|---------|---------|--------8|
A|---5-8-|6--65--5|3---3-3-5|6---6-6-8|---------|1/6--66--|
E|6------|--------|---3-3---|---6-6---|6--1/66--|---------|

                                                3:38
G|--------|-------|---------|--------|--------|-------|
D|--------|---5-8-|-------8-|--8---8-|--------|-------|
A|------5-|6------|--------8|6--65--5|3---33--|6--6--6|
E|6-------|-------|6--------|--------|---3----|--6--6-|
           very quick
              ||||             ||||
G|---------|--8888--|-------|--8888-75|--------|--------|
D|--88888--|--------|-------|---------|8-------|--------|
A|-------/8|6-------|---5-8-|6--------|------/8|6-------|
E|6--------|--------|6------|---------|--------|--------|


...continue on and on and on until fade...just ad. lib with the
same notes as in the chorus!

/3\ = Triplet
h = half notes
s = sixteenth notes


I hope this helps...and I hope it's not tough to read or anything.
It's my first tab ever...so, email me some feedback.
I believe this is one of the first Rocketman tabs out there too.
So, ya...email me mcooterson@hotmail.com Thanks everyone.
MATT OUTERSON


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
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