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Crocodile Rock

Elton John


Each chord played for two measures unless otherwise noted.


Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003


Em:   022000

       32 1

C:    x32010


D:    xx0232


Bm:   x24432

       1 2

A7:  x02020


D7:   xx0212


E:    022100


        D   D U   U D U

Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +




/ G - - - / - - - - / Em - - - / - - - - /

/ C - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /


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



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 (hold)

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

D7                                                 C

      the Crocodile Rockin' was out of sight


Repeat Intro


Verse 2:

              G                                              Bm

But the years went by and rock just died, Susie went & left me for some

foreign guy,

 C                                                             D

Long nights cryin' by the record machine dreamin' of my Chevy & my old

blue jeans but they'll

 G                                                    Bm

Never kill the thrills we've got burnin' up to the Crocodile Rock,

              C                                                        D

Learning fast as the weeks went past, we really thought the Crocodile

Rock would last, well




Repeat Intro


Repeat Verse 1




Repeat Intro x2


End on G


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.