More songs by Elton John

This file is part of a collection that (moreso than the rest of the site) are not meant to be detailed or accurate transcriptions of the original recordings. They're just some simple chord charts that I made for my own use, some of them my own arrangements.
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"ROCKET MAN (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)"
by Elton John
From his 1972 album Honky Ch√Ęteau
Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Transcribed by T-rev

Capo 3 in G

 Em7                               A9
    She packed my bags last night, pre-flight
 Em7                A9   G/B
    Zero hour, 9 a.m.
 C                   G/B  Am7  G              D/F#  D7
    And I'm gonna be high-----   as a kite by then
 Em7                            A9
    I miss the Earth so much, I miss my wife
 Em7                       A9   G/B
    It's lonely out in space
 C              G/B  Am7          G  D/F#  D7
    On such a time-----less flight

        And I think it's gonna be a long, long time
        Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find
        I'm not the man they think I am at home
     C                G/B
        Oh, no, no, no
              A          G/B
        I'm a rocket man
        C                                   G
        Rocket man burnin' out his fuse up here alone

 Em7                                A9
    Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids
 Em7                          A9   G/B
    In fact, it's cold as hell
 C                      G/B      Am7      G         D/F#  D7
    And there's no one there to raise them if you did
 Em7                             A9
    And all the science, I don't understand
 Em7                               A9   G/B
    It's just my job five days a week
             C  G/B  Am7  G            D/F#  D7
    A rocket man---------   a rocket man

     C                                G
        And I think it's gonna be a long, long time

Transcribed 2023-08-12 by T-rev
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020000 Em7
x02000 A9no3
x20003 G/B
x32010 C
x02010 Am7
3x0003 G
2x0232 D/F#
xx0212 D7
x02220 A

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