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/ Elton John / Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973) / Crocodile Rock guitar tab

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 1995 00:30:39 -0700
From: snerd 
Subject: CRD: Crocodile Rock   Elton John/Bernie Taupin

CROCODILE ROCK
                   Elton John/Bernie Taupin
                   1972   Dick James Music Ltd.

Pre-Intro-  begin slowly - G [4 beats] C/E [2 beats] F# [2 beats]
                    - now go to tempo

[Intro] - G   G   Em   Em   C   C   D   D   [see below for riff]

[verse 1]

     G                                    Bm
I remember when rock was young,    me and Susie had so much fun

        C                                D
Holding hands and skimmin' stones  had a old gold Chevy & a place of my own

        G                                      Bm
But the biggest kick I ever got    was doin' a thing called the Crocodile Rock

          C                                                D
While the other kids were rockin' 'round the clock we were hoppin' and


                  boppin' to the Crocodile Rock, well


[chorus]

Em                                                A7
Crocodile Rockin' is something shockin' when your feet just can't keep still

D7                                 G
I never had me a better time and I guess I never will.

E                                        A7
Oh, Lawdy mamma those Friday nights when Susie wore her dresses tight and

D7                               C
the Crocodile Rockin' was out of sight.......................................


G   G   Em   Em   C   C   D   D    [see below for riff]

[verse 2]

But the years went by and rock just died, Susie went & left me for some
foreign guy,
Long nights cryin' by the record machine dreamin' of my Chevy & my old
blue jeans but they'll
Never kill the thrills we've got burnin' up to the Crocodile Rock,
Learning fast till the weeks went past, we really thought the Crocodile
Rock would last, well

[chorus]

[verse 1]

[chorus]

[outro]  G   G   Em   Em   C   C   D   D    [see below for riff]

RIFF -  if you know how it goes, the extra notes you throw in at the
        appropriate spots are-
        E  on the G chord
        F# on the Em and C chords
        G  on the D chord [dropping the F#]

BASS -  Walk up from the root to the sixth on each 1/4 note, so in each
        bar the notes are-
        G - G  B  D  E
        Em- E  G  B  D
        C - C  E  G  A
        D - D  F# A  B


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
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player tabs
01Daniel tabbass tab
09Crocodile Rock tabbass tab
10High Flying Bird tabbass tab
14Skyline Pigeon tabbass tab

 

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