Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)


Gm7 
She packed my bags last night  
C9 
pre-flight
Gm7 
Zero hour nine a
C9 
.m.
Eb 
And I’m gonna be
Bb/D 
high
Cm 
 
Cm7/Bb 
as a kite by  
F/A 
then
Gm7 
I miss the earth so much I  
C11 
miss my wife
Gm7 
It’s lonely out in s
C11 
pace
Eb 
On such a t
Bb/D 
ime 
 
l
Cm 
ess f
Cm7/Bb 
light
 
F/A 
 
F/C 
 
F 
 
Ebsus2/F 

{soc}

Bb 
And I think it’s gonna be a long long  
Eb 
time
 
Till touch down brings me round again to  
Bb 
find
 
I’m not the man they think I am at h
Eb 
ome
 
Oh no n
Bb/D 
o no I’m a  
C7 
rocket 
 
man
Eb 
Rocket man burning out his fuse up h
Bb 
ere 
 
alone
Eb 
{eoc}

{c:Repeat Chorus}

 
Gm7 
Mars ain’t the kind of place to  
C9 
raise your kids
Gm7 
In fact it’s cold as he
C9 
ll
Eb 
And there’s no one t
Bb/D 
here to ra
Cm 
ise them  
Cm7/Bb 
if you did
 
Gm7 
And all this science I don’t under
C11 
stand
Gm7 
It’s just my job five days a  
C7 
week
 
A rocket m
Eb 
a
Bb/D 
 
Cm7 
n, 
 
 
Cm7/Bb 
a rocket man  
F/A 
 
G 
 
F 
 
Ebsus2/F 

{c:Repeat Chorus x2}

6 Comments:

  1. Very well done in correct key.

  2. Surely there’s something more complex going on after “…I don’t understand” than simple C11?

    • When I play it I play either C11 or C9 and play the same chord up one octave and then two octaves and then back down…. but try what sounds best and most like Elton John to you.

      Cheers

    • derek leon elton

      Elton John noodles improvisations around the appropriate scales all the time when playing live. Especially when solo. He does it with deceptive ease as he is a really brilliant pianist. You just have to do the same which is much easier said than done.

    • derek leon elton

      Elton John improvises fills around the appropriate scales all the time when playing live. He does it with deceptive ease and you have to do the same which is so much easier said than done.

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