Chordproc: Elton John : Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John : Goodbye Yellow Brick Road


  1. Candle In The Wind
  2. Bennie And The Jets
  3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  4. Grey Seal
  5. Sweet Painted Lady
  6. Dirty Little Girl

Candle In The Wind

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B
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B7
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E
-
B7
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E
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B
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E
A
Goodbye Norma Jean, though I never knew you at all
B7
E
A
E
A
You had the grace to hold yourself while those around you crawled
E
A
They crawled out of the woodwork. And they whispered into your brain
E
Esus4
E
A
They set you on the treadmill, and they made you change your name
B
E
A
And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind
E
Esus4
E#
B
Never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in
A
C#m
And I would have liked to have known you but I was just a kid
B
A
A
A
G#m
F#m
E
Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did
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B
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B7
-
E
-
B7
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E
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B
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E
A
Loneliness was tough, the toughest role - you ever played
B7
E
A
E
A
Hollywood created a superstar - and pain was the price you paid
E
A
Even when you died, oh the press still hounded you
E
Esus4
E
A
All the papers had to say was that Marilyn - was found in the nude
B
E
A
And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind
E
Esus4
E#
B
Never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in
A
C#m
And I would have liked to have known you but I was just a kid
B
A
A
A
G#m
F#m
E
Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did
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B
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B7
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E
-
B7
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E
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B
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E
A
Goodbye Norma Jean, though I never knew you at all
B7
E
A
E
A
You had the grace to hold yourself while those around you crawled
E
A
Goodbye Norma Jean, from the young man in the 22nd row
B7
E
Who sees you as something as more than sexual
A
E
A
G#m7
F#m7
more than just our Marilyn Monroe
B
E
A
And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind
E
Esus4
E#
B
Never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in
A
C#m
And I would have liked to have known you but I was just a kid
B
A
A
A
G#m
F#m
E
Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did
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B
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B7
-
E
-
B7
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E
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B
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Bennie And The Jets

Gmaj7
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Fmaj7
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Am7
D7
G
Hey kids, shake it loose together the spotlight's hitting something
G#dim
that's been known to change the weather
Am7
D
Em
We'll kill the fatted calf tonight so stick around
Am
Bm
C
You're gonna hear electric music, solid walls of sound
G
Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet?
Am
C
Oh, but they're so spaced out. B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets
G
Am
Oh but they're weird & they're wonderful. Oh Bennie she's really keen
C
D
Em
Em7
She's got electric boots, a mohair suit - you know I read it in a magazine
C
Bb/c
D
Oh - oh. Bennie and the Jets
Gmaj7
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Fmaj7
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Am7
D7
Hey kids, plug into the faithless
G
G#dim
Maybe they're blinded but Bennie makes them ageless
Am7
D
Em
We shall survive, let us take ourselves along
Am
Bm
C
Where we fight our parents out in the streets to find who's right & who's wrong
Gmaj7
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Fmaj7
| | Bennie! Bennie and the Jets!



Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

F
C/e
Dm
F/c
Bb
F
C/e
F
Gm
Bb
C
C/e
When are you gonna come down?
F
F/a
Bb
When are you going to land?
Eb
Bb
C
I should have stayed on the farm
C/e
F
I should have listened to my old man
Gm
Bb
C
C/e
You know you can't hold me forever
F
F/a
Bb
I didn't sign up with you
Eb
Bb
C
C/e
I'm not a present for your friends to open
F
C
C/e
F
Db
Db
Eb
Eb
This boy's too young to be singing the blues
Ab
Cm/g
Fm
Ab/eb
Ah!_________
Fdim/b
C
C/e
Ah!______
F
A
So goodbye yellow brick road
Bb
F
C/e
Where the dogs of society howl
D7
Gm7
Gm7/bb
You can't plant me in your penthouse
C
C/e
F
C/e
I'm going back to my plough
Dm
A
Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Bb
Db
Hunting the horny back toad
Db
C
F
C/e
Dm
F/c
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Bb
C7
Db
Db
Eb
Eb
Beyond the yellow brick ro_____________ad
Ab
Cm/g
Fm
Ab/eb
Ah!_________
Fdim/b
C
C/e
F
Ah!______________
Gm
Gm/bb
C
C/e
What do you think you'll do then
F
F/a
Bb
I bet that'll shoot down your plane
Eb
Bb
C
C/e
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics
F
To set you on your feet again
Gm
Gm/bb
C
C/e
Maybe you'll get a replacement
F
F/a
Bb
There's plenty like me to be found
Eb
Bb
C
C/e
Mongrels who ain't got a penny
F
C
C/e
F
Db
Db
Eb
Eb
Sniffing for tidbits like you on the ground
Ab
Cm/g
Fm
Ab/eb
Ah!_________
Fdim/b
C
C/e
Ah!______
F
A
So goodbye yellow brick road
Bb
F
C/e
Where the dogs of society howl
D7
Gm7
Gm7/bb
You can't plant me in your penthouse
C
C/e
F
C/e
I'm going back to my plough



Grey Seal

B
F#
B7sus4
E
B
F#
B7sus4
E
B
F#
A
E
B
Em
D
G
Why's it never light on my lawn
Am
G
Bm
C
D
Why does it rain and never say good-day to the new-born
C6
D
Em
D
G
On the big screen they showed us the sun
Am
G
Bm
C
D
But not as bright in life as the real one
Am
G
Bm
C
D
It's never quite the same as the real one
B
F#/b
And tell me grey seal
B7sus4
How does it feel
E/b
To be so wise
B
F#/b
To see through eyes
B7sus4
E/b
That only see what's real
B
F#
A
E
B
Tell me grey seal
A
D
Bbm
G
F
F
C
A
D
Bbm
G
F
F
C
Em
D
G
I never learned why meteors were formed
Am
G
Bm
C
D
I only farmed in schools that were so worn and torn
Em
D
G
If anyone can cry then so can I
Am
G
Bm
C
D
I read books and draw life from the eye
Am
G
Bm
C
D
All my life is drawings from the eye
B
F#/b
And tell me grey seal
B7sus4
How does it feel
E/b
To be so wise
B
F#/b
To see through eyes
B7sus4
E/b
That only see what's real
B
F#
A
E
B
Tell me grey seal
G
D
G
Your mission bells were wrought by ancient men
Am
G
The roots were formed by twisted roots
Bm
C
D
Your roots were twisted then
G
D
G
I was re-born before all life could die
Am
G
Bm
C
D
The Phoenix bird will leave this world to fly___
Am
G
Bm
C
D
If the Phoenix bird can fly then so can I
B
F#/b
And tell me grey seal
B7sus4
How does it feel
E/b
To be so wise
B
F#/b
To see through eyes
B7sus4
E/b
That only see what's real
B
F#
A
E
B
Tell me grey seal
Dsus4
D7



Sweet Painted Lady

G
I'm back on dry land once again
Gmaj7
Opportunity awaits me like a rat in the drain
Dm
G7
C
We're all hunting honey with money to burn
Cm
G/b
Am
D
Just a short time to show you the tricks that we've learned
G
If the boys all behave themselves here
Gmaj7
Well there's pretty young ladies and beer in the rear
Dm
G7
C
You won't need a gutter to sleep in tonight
Cm
G/b
Am
D
Oh the prices I charge here will see you alright
G
So she lays down beside me again
Gmaj7
My sweet painted lady, the one with no name
Dm
G7
C
Many have used her and many still do
C
G/b
Am
D
There's a place in the world for a woman like you
G
F#
Oh sweet painted lady
F
E7
Seems it's always been the same
Am7
D
Getting paid for being laid
G
Am7
Guess that's the name of the game
G
F#
Oh sweet painted lady
F
E7
Seems it's always been the same
Am7
D
Getting paid for being laid
G
Am7
D
Guess that's the name of the game
G
D7
Oh!
G
Forget us we'll have gone very soon
Gmaj7
Just forget we ever slept in your rooms
Dm
G7
C
And we'll leave the smell of the sea in your beds
Cm
G/b
Am
D
Where love's just a job and nothing is said
G
So she lays down beside me again
Gmaj7
My sweet painted lady, the one with no name
Dm
G7
C
Many have used her and many still do
C
G/b
Am
D
There's a place in the world for a woman like you
Repeat
G
F#
F
E7
Am7
D
G
Am7
D
G
F#
F
E7
Am7
D
G
Am7
D
G



Dirty Little Girl

/a
/b
/d
/d
/a
/b
/a
D
/a
/b
/d
/d
/a
/b
/a
Cadd2
Bm
A
G
I've seen a lot of women who haven't had much luck
D
A
C
I've seen you looking like you've been run down by a truck
Bm
A
G
That ain't nice to say sometimes I guess I'm really hard
D
A
C
D
But I'm gonna put a buckshot in your pants if you step into my yard
/a
/b
/d
/d
/a
/b
/a
D
/a
/b
/d
/d
/a
/b
/a
Cadd2
Bm
A
G
When I watch the police come by and move you on
D
A
C
Well I sometimes wonder what's beneath the mess you've become
Bm
A
G
Well you may have been a pioneer in the trade of women's wear
D
A
C
D
But all you got was a mop up job washing other people's stairs
G
/b
/d
/b
D
I'm gonna tell the world, you're a dirty little girl
Em
C
D
Someone grab that bitch by the ears
Bm
A
G
Rub her down. Scrub her back. Turn her inside out
D
A7
Em
Bm
A7
D
Cuz I bet she, I bet she, I bet she - oh I bet she hasn't had a bath in years
/a
/b
/d
/d
/a
/b
/a
D
/a
/b
/d
/d
/a
/b
/a
Cadd2
Bm
A
G
Here's my own belief about all the dirty girls
D
A
C
that you have to clean the oyster to find the pearl
Bm
A
G
And like rags that belong to you I belong to myself
D
A
C
D
So don't show up around here till your social worker's helped
G
/b
/d
/b
D
I'm gonna tell the world, you're a dirty little girl
Em
C
D
Someone grab that bitch by the ears
Bm
A
G
Rub her down. Scrub her back. Turn her inside out
D
A7
Em
Bm
A7
D
Cuz I bet she, I bet she, I bet she - oh I bet she hasn't had a bath in years
/a
/b
/d
/d
/a
/b
/a
D
/a
/b
/d
/d
/a
/b
/a
Cadd2
Bm
A
G
Oh
Bm
A
G
Oh!
G
/b
/d
/b
D
I'm gonna tell the world, you're a dirty little girl
Em
C
D
Someone grab that bitch by the ears
Bm
A
G
Rub her down. Scrub her back. Turn her inside out
D
A7
Em
Bm
A7
D
Cuz I bet she, I bet she, I bet she - oh I bet she hasn't had a bath in years
Bm
Dirty little girl
D
Bm
Dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty little girl