Artist Elton John
Album Honky Château
Genre(s)
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Chords in this song

A# chordC chordCm chordCsus4 chordD# chordF chordFsus2 chordFsus4 chordGm7 chord

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Verse:
Gm7Gm7 chord                              CC chord     Csus4Csus4 chord 
She packed my bags last night - pre-flight   
Gm7Gm7 chord              CC chord  Csus4Csus4 chord
Zero hour, nine a.m. 
EbEb chord                BbBb chord          CmCm chord   FF chord Fsus4Fsus4 chord Fsus2Fsus2 chord 
And I'm gonna be high as a kite by then    
Gm7Gm7 chord                        CC chord         Csus4Csus4 chord 
I miss the earth so much, I miss my wife  
Gm7Gm7 chord                 CC chord Csus4Csus4 chord 
It's lonely out in space  
EbEb chord            BbBb chord       CmCm chord     FF chord   Fsus4Fsus4 chord Fsus2Fsus2 chord 
On such a timeless flight as this    

Chorus:  
  BbBb chord                                    EbEb chord 
And I think it's gonna be a long long time  
                                   BbBb chord      
Til touchdown brings me 'round to find  
                                    EbEb chord 
I'm not the man they think I am at home  
           BbBb chord          CC chord     Csus4Csus4 chord 
Oh no, no,no, I'm a rocket man  
  EbEb chord                                  BbBb chord          EbEb chord 
Rocket man, burnin' out his fuse up here alone         -2x-

Verse:
Gm7Gm7 chord                              CC chord       Csus4Csus4 chord 
Mars ain't the kinda place to raise your kids  
Gm7Gm7 chord                    CC chord  Csus4Csus4 chord 
In fact it's cold as hell  
EbEb chord                   BbBb chord           CmCm chord             FF chord Fsus4Fsus4 chord Fsus2Fsus2 chord 
And there's no one there to raise them if you did    

Gm7Gm7 chord                               CC chord      Csus4Csus4 chord 
And all this science, I don't understand  
Gm7Gm7 chord                           CC chord   Csus4Csus4 chord 
It's just my job five days a week  
EbEb chord      BbBb chord    CmCm chord     FF chord Fsus4Fsus4 chord Fsus2Fsus2 chord 
Rocket man    rocket man    

Chorus: 
  BbBb chord                                    EbEb chord 
And I think it's gonna be a long long time  
                                    BbBb chord 
Til touchdown brings me 'round to find  
                                     EbEb chord 
I'm not the man they think I am at home  
             BbBb chord           CC chord     Csus4Csus4 chord 
Oh no, no, no, I'm a rocket man  
  EbEb chord                              BbBb chord          EbEb chord 
Rocket man, burnin' out his up here alone        -2x- 

Outro:
  EbEb chord                              BbBb chord 
And I think it's gonna be a long long time  
  EbEb chord                              BbBb chord 
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
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