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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.