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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.