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Crocodile Rock

Elton John

 

Each chord played for two measures unless otherwise noted.

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       12

Em:   022000

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

       13421

Bm:   x24432

       1 2

A7:  x02020

         213

D7:   xx0212

       231

E:    022100

 

        D   D U   U D U

Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro:

/ 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

 

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 (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

 

Chorus

 

Repeat Intro

 

Repeat Verse 1

 

Chorus

 

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.