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Rocket Man – Elton John

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  • _C
  • _D
    _C#
    _Db
  • _E
    _D#
    _Eb
  • _F
  • _G
    _F#
    _Gb
  • _A
    _G#
    _Ab
  • _B
    _A#
    _Bb
  • .C
  • .D
    .C#
    .Db
  • .E
    .D#
    .Eb
  • .F
  • .G
    .F#
    .Gb
  • .A
    .G#
    .Ab
  • .B
    .A#
    .Bb
  • C
  • D
    C#
    Db
  • E
    D#
    Eb
  • F
  • G
    F#
    Gb
  • A
    G#
    Ab
  • B
    A#
    Bb
  • ^C
  • ^D
    ^C#
    ^Db
  • ^E
    ^D#
    ^Eb
  • ^F
  • ^G
    ^F#
    ^Gb
  • ^A
    ^G#
    ^Ab
  • ^B
    ^A#
    ^Bb
  • *C
  • *D
    *C#
    *Db
  • *E
    *D#
    *Eb
  • *F
  • *G
    *F#
    *Gb
  • *A
    *G#
    *Ab
  • *B
    *A#
    *Bb
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Released in 1972, "Rocket Man" is one of Elton John's most popular and loved songs - I've been working on it for a while!

It's a great one for beginner and intermediate musicians to practice on any instrument, I found it really fun to play on the flute - qI hope you enjoy it too :)

 

G           Bb       G     Bb    G      Bb
She packed my bags last night

G-Bb-^C
Pre-flight...

Bb-G Bb-G   Bb-^C Bb-^C
Zero hour, nine AM

G       G   Bb-Bb ^D ^F-^Bb-^D-Bb-^C
And I'm gonna be high  ~      ~      ~

G   F   Bb    F    F
As a kite by then...

 

G   Bb   G      Bb    G     Bb
I miss the earth so much

G Bb ^C ^C-^D
I miss my wife  ~

G     Bb-G   Bb   G   ^C
It's lonely out in space

G    Bb ^D  ^F-^Bb-^C-Bb-^D  ^C-^D
On such a timeless       ~       ~        flight...

 

F    F    Bb   Bb  ^D-^D  ^D#
And I think it's gonna be

^D  ^C  ^D    Bb
A long long time

G         Bb - ^C
'Till touch-down

^D#     ^D    Bb    Bb-^C  ^D  Bb
Brings me round again to find

F     Bb  ^C   ^D#
I'm not the man

^D     ^C  Bb  ^C  ^D  Bb
They think I am at home

^Bb Bb ^C Bb
Oh no no no...

 

Bb G ^D-Bb-^C
I'm a rocket man

^D#-^D ^D#
Rocket man

^D#-^D ^D# ^D ^D# ^D ^F ^D-Bb
Burning out his fuse up here alone...

 

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