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Skyline Pigeon Chords
Hi. Elton sings this song in the key of E, so I'm posting it in this key to
reflect the original version. To play this version on an aocustic guitar you
hyst don't need to play the E/B chords. Hope you enjoy it! Fantastic song by
the way!

SKYLINE PIGEON

Year:  1969
Album:  EMPTY SKY
Writers:  Elton John Bernie Taupin

(E  BD#  AC#  B  A  B  E)*

	E	        BD#
Turn me loose from your hands

       A B    	      E
Let me fly to distant lands

     F#A#  		     A
Over green fields, trees and mountains

EB	B7	   E
Flowers and forest fountains

A	       EB   B7	    E
Home along the lanes of the skyway


	 E		 BD#
For this dark and lonely room

	     A  EB  B7	     E
Projects a sha___dow cast in gloom

		F#A#
And my eyes are mirrors

       A
Of the world outside

	 EB
Thinking of the way

B7		  E
That the wind can turn the tide

	  A
And these shadows turn

     EB    B7   E
From purple into grey


	   A
For just a Skyline Pigeon

EB		B7
Dreaming of the open

E
Waiting for the day

       A
He can spread his wings

    EB  B7   E   G#7D#
And fly away again

     C#m D#7	 	G#m
Fly away skyline pigeon fly

	    A
Towards the dreams

       EB          B7    E    G#7D#
You've left so very far behind

     C#m D#7	 	G#m
Fly away skyline pigeon fly

	    A
Towards the dreams

       EB          B7    E
You've left so very far behind


	    E
Just let me wake up in the morning

       G#mD#
To the smell of new mown hay

	     A		      D7
To laugh and cry, to live and die

       E
In the brightness of my day

	  F#A#
I want to hear the pealing bells

	   A
Of distant churches sing

	    EB
But most of all please free me

B7		 E
From this aching metal ring

    A		  EB		   E
And open out this cage towards the sun


	   A
For just a Skyline Pigeon

EB		B7
Dreaming of the open

E
Waiting for the day

       A
He can spread his wings

    EB  B7   E   G#7D#
And fly away again

     C#m D#7	 	G#m
Fly away skyline pigeon fly

	    A
Towards the dreams

       EB          B7    E    G#7D#
You've left so very far behind

     C#m D#7	 	G#m
Fly away skyline pigeon fly

	    A
Towards the dreams

       EB                   B7    E  B  C#m  EB  A  EB B7 E
You've left so very, so very far behi_____nd.


*Add harpsichord embellishments here and throughout.  
The sheet music provides best depiction of these embellishments.

 
 
Elton John - Skyline Pigeon Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Skyline Pigeon tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Skyline Pigeon Chords:

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE[1] [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist.

In his four-decade career, John has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music, especially during the 1970s. He has sold more than 250 million albums[citation needed] and over one hundred million singles,[3] making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive #1 U.S. albums, 59 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, 4 #2 hits, and nine #1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards and one Academy Award. His success has had a profound impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him #49 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.[4]

Some of the characteristics of John's musical talent include an ability to quickly craft melodies for the lyrics of songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, his former rich tenor (now baritone) voice, his classical and gospel-influenced piano, the aggressive orchestral arrangements of Paul Buckmaster among others and the flamboyant fashions, outlandishly excessive eye glasses, and on-stage showmanship, especially evident during the 1970s.

John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s and was knighted in 1998. He entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for the LGBT social movements. On April 9, 2008 Elton John held a benefit concert for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, and raised $2.5 million.[5]

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