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Crocodile Rock Tab
CROCODILE ROCK

As recorded by Elton John
(From the 1973 Album DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER)

Words and Music by Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Elton John - Synthesizer'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Davey Johnstone - Electric Guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Elton John - Piano'


 Intro
  Q=154
       G      C    F#sus2 G
 4/4
  Gtr III  (Piano)        Gtr I (Synth. arr. for Gtr.)
  H    H      H    H      e e e e e Q  E
|-----------|-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|
|-----------|-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3--|
|------0----|-0----0----|-4-4-4-4-4-4-----|
|------0----|-2---------|-----------------|
|------2----|-3----4----|-----------------|
|-----------|------6----|-----------------|


      EmG          Em                   A Em
  e e e E +H       e e e e e Q  E   e e e E +H
|-3-3-3-3-(3)----|-3-3-3-3-3-3----|-3-3-5-3-(3)----|
|-3-3-5-3-(3)----|-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-|-5-5-5-5-(5)----|
|-4-4-4-4-(4)----|-4-4-4-4-4-4----|-4-4-4-4-(4)----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|


  C                    AmC          D
  e e e e e Q  E   e e e E +H       e e e e e Q  E
|-3-3-3-3-3-3----|-3-3-5-3-(3)----|-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-|-5-5-5-5-(5)----|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5----|-5-5-5-5-(5)----|-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|


                    1st & 2nd Verses
      BmD            G
  e e e E +H         e e e e e Q  E   e e e E +H
|-2-2-2-2-(2)----||--3-3-3-3-3-3----|-3-3-3-3-(3)----|
|-3-3-3-3-(3)----||o-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-|-3-3-5-3-(3)----|
|-2-2-4-2-(2)----||--4-4-4-4-4-4----|-4-4-4-4-(4)----|
|----------------||-----------------|----------------|
|----------------||o----------------|----------------|
|----------------||-----------------|----------------|


  Bm                   BsBm4        C
  e e e e e Q  E   e e e E +H       e e e e e Q  E
|-2-2-2-2-2-2----|-2-2-2-2-(2)----|-3-3-3-3-3-3----|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-|-3-3-5-3-(3)----|-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4----|-4-4-4-4-(4)----|-5-5-5-5-5-5----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|


      AmC          D                    BmD
  e e e E +H       e e e e e Q  E   e e e E +H
|-3-3-5-3-(3)----|-2-2-2-2-2-2----|-2-2-2-2-(2)----|
|-5-5-5-5-(5)----|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-|-3-3-3-3-(3)----|
|-5-5-5-5-(5)----|-2-2-2-2-2-2----|-2-2-4-2-(2)----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|


  G                    EmG          Bm
  e e e e e Q  E   e e e E +H       e e e e e Q  E
|-3-3-3-3-3-3----|-3-3-3-3-(3)----|-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-|-3-3-5-3-(3)----|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4----|-4-4-4-4-(4)----|-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|


      BsBm4        C
  e e e E +H       e e e e e Q  E   e e e E +H
|-2-2-2-2-(2)----|-3-3-3-3-3-3----|-3-3-5-3-(3)----|
|-3-3-5-3-(3)----|-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-|-5-5-5-5-(5)----|
|-4-4-4-4-(4)----|-5-5-5-5-5-5----|-5-5-5-5-(5)----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|


                                      Chorus
                                    $
  D                    BmD                  E5  D5E5  D5
  e e e e e Q  E   e e e E +H           Q   e e e e E e
|-2-2-2-2-2-2----|-2-2-2-2-(2)------||------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-|-3-3-3-3-(3)------||------5-5-3-5---3-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2----|-2-2-4-2-(2)------||------4-4-2-4---2-|
|----------------|------------------||------5-5-4-5---4-|
|----------------|------------------||------------------|
|----------------|------------------||------------------|
|
| Gtr II (El. Gtr.)
| W                H        Q   E E    +Q   Q   E E E E
|----------------|------------------||------------------|
|----------------|------------------||------------------|
|----------------|------------------||------9---7-9---7-|
|----------------|------------------||------9---7-9---7-|
|----------------|------------------||------7---5-7---5-|
|----------------|----------------0-||-(0)--------------|


  E5  D5E5    D5E5    A5
  E E e E  E  e E E   H.           Q     W
|-------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|-5---3-5-----3-5---|------------------|---------------------|
|-4---2-4-----2-4---|-2----------------|---------------------|
|-5---4-5-----4-5---|------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|
| Q   E E +E  E Q     E  E E E E E E E   E E E a E +E  E E E
|-------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|------------------|---------------------|
|-9---7-9-(9)-7-9---|------------------|---2-2---------2-2-2-|
|-9---7-9-(9)-7-9---|-2--2-----2-2-----|---2-2---------2-2-2-|
|-7---5-7-(7)-5-7---|-0--0-3-4-----3-4-|---0-0---------0-0-0-|
|-------------------|------------------|-------3s5-(5)-------|


  D    DsDs4   DsDs4     DsDs4   DsDs4
  Gtr II
   PM--------|       PM--------|
   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|
|------8-7-----8-7-|-----8-7-----8-7-|
|------7-7-----7-7-|-----7-7-----7-7-|
|-/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|------------------|-----------------|


  G5                      G     Gsus4  E
                                            \0.5         \0.5
  PM----------------|
  E E E E E E E E   +Q.   E +E  Q.     Q  E E    +E  +E  E    +E
|-----------------|-------3-(3)-3----|----------------------------|
|-----------------|-------3-(3)-3----|----------------------------|
|-----------------|-------4-(4)-5----|----------------------------|
|-----------------|-------5-(5)-5----|----------------------------|
|-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|-(5)--------------|----------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-(3)---3-(3)-3----|-0--0-0----(0)-(0)-0----(0)-|


                              A5
             \0.5
  +E  E E E +E    +E  +E  E   H.      Q    H    +E  E    +Q
|---------------------------|------------|--------------------|
|---------------------------|------------|--------------------|
|---------------------------|-2----------|-2----(2)-7pb9r(7)--|
|---------------------------|-2----------|-2----(2)-----------|
|---------------------------|-0----------|-0----(0)-----------|
|-(0)-0-0-0-(0)---(0)-(0)-0-|------------|--------------------|


     D                            Csus4C      Csus4
  Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q.   E +Q   Q
|----2-2----2-2-|----2-2----2-2-|----------------|
|----3-3----3-3-|----3-3----3-3-|-6----5-(5)--6--|
|----2-2----2-2-|----2-2----2-2-|-5----5-(5)--5--|
|----0-0----0-0-|----0-0----0-0-|-5----5-(5)--5--|
|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|---------------|----------------|


                    Interlude
          To Coda
      C    CsuC4     G
  Gtr I
   H       Q  Q       W
|-----------------||--7-------------------------------|
|-----------------||----------------------------------|
|-------------7/--||----------------------------------|
|-----------------||----------------------------------|
|-----------------||----------------------------------|
|-----------------||----------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|                     PM-------------------------------
|                         |-----5-----|
| +E  Q.   Q  Q       q   T  T  T  T  T  E E  E  E  E
|-----------------||--------------------15------------|
|-(6)-5----6--5---||-----------------15------15----15-|
|-(5)-5----5--5---||--------------16------------16----|
|-(5)-5----5--5---||-----------17---------------------|
|-----------------||--------17------------------------|
|-----------------||-15--15---------------------------|


  +H                     E  E  E  E
|-(7)--------------------7--5-----5--|
|------------------------------8-----|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|
|--------------------------------|
|       |-----5-----|
|  q    T  T  T  T  T  E E  E  E  E
|---------------------15---15----15--|
|------------------15---------15-----|
|---------------16-------------------|
|------------17----------------------|
|---------17-------------------------|
|-15---15----------------------------|


  Em
   W
|----------------------------------|
|--5-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|
|  PM-------------------------------
|      |-----5-----|
|  q   T  T  T  T  T  E E  E  E  E
|--------------------12------------|
|-----------------12------12----12-|
|--------------12------------12----|
|-----------14---------------------|
|--------14------------------------|
|-12--12---------------------------|


                                       C
  +H                      E  E  E  E   W
|-------------------------7--5-----5-|---------------------------|
|-(5)---------------------------8----|-5-------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|       |-----5-----|                     |----5----|
|  q    T  T  T  T  T  E  E  E  E  E   q  T  T  T T T E E E E E
|---------------------12----------12-|----------------8----------|
|------------------12----12----12-12-|--------------8-----8---8--|
|---------------12----------12-------|------------9-----9---9----|
|------------14----------------------|---------10----------------|
|---------14-------------------------|------10-------------------|
|-12---12----------------------------|-8--8----------------------|


                                                     1.
                               D
  +H                 E E E E    W                     +H         H
|--------------------8-7-5-8-|--5-------------------|-(5)--------------||
|-(5)------------------------|----------------------|-----------------o||
|----------------------------|----------------------|------------------||
|----------------------------|----------------------|------------------||
|----------------------------|----------------------|-----------------o||
|----------------------------|----------------------|------------------||
|
|  PM----------------------|
|      |----5----|
|  q   T  T  T T T E E E E E    E  E E  E  Q   E  E    E   E  Q  H
|------------------8-------8-|----10------10-----10-|--------10--------||
|----------------8-----8---8-|----10------10-----10-|--------10-------o||
|--------------9-----9---9---|----11------11-----11-|--------11--------||
|-----------10---------------|-12------12-----12----|-----12-----------||
|--------10------------------|----------------------|-----------------o||
|--8---8---------------------|----------------------|------------------||


                      3rd Verse
  2.
  D                    G
  W                    e e e e e Q   E   e e e E +H
|-------------------||-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|-3-3-3-3-(3)-------|
|-------------------||-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-|-3-3-5-3-(3)-------|
|-------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-----|-4-4-4-4-(4)-------|
|-------------------||-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------||-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------||-----------------|-------------------|
|
|                      PM--------------------------------|
| E  E  Q   E  E Q     E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E
|------10-----10----||-----------------|-------------------|
|------10-----10----||-----------------|-------------------|
|------11-----11----||-----------------|-------------------|
|---12-----12-------||-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------||-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|-5-5-7-5--5--5-7-5-|
|-------------------||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|


  Bm                                    C
  e e e e e Q   E   e e e E +H          e e e e e Q   E
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|-2-2-2-2-(2)-------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-|-3-3-5-3-(3)-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-----|-4-4-4-4-(4)-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-----|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|
| PM--------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|


                      D
  e e e E +H          e e e e e Q   E   e e e E +H
|-3-3-5-3-(3)-------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|-2-2-2-2-(2)-------|
|-5-5-5-5-(5)-------|-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-------|
|-5-5-5-5-(5)-------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|-2-2-4-2-(2)-------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|
| PM----------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E  E  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-5-5-7-5--5--5-7-5-|-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-|-7-7-9-7--7--7-7-7-|
|-3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|


  G                                     Bm
  e e e e e Q   E   e e e E +H          e e e e e Q   E
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|-3-3-3-3-(3)-------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-|-3-3-5-3-(3)-------|-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-----|-4-4-4-4-(4)-------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-----|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|
| PM--------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|-5-5-7-5--5--5-7-5-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|-----------------|


                      C
  e e e E +H          e e e e e Q   E   e e e E +H
|-2-2-2-2-(2)-------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|-3-3-5-3-(3)-------|
|-3-3-5-3-(3)-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-------|
|-4-4-4-4-(4)-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-----|-5-5-5-5-(5)-------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|
| PM----------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E  E  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-4-4---4--4--4-4-4-|-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|-5-5-7-5--5--5-7-5-|
|-2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|


                          D.S. al Coda
  D
  e e e e e Q   E   e e e E +H
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|-2-2-2-2-(2)--------||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-|-3-3-3-3-(3)--------||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|-2-2-4-2-(2)--------||
|-----------------|--------------------||
|-----------------|--------------------||
|-----------------|--------------------||
|
| PM--------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E
|-----------------|--------------------||
|-----------------|--------------------||
|-----------------|--------------------||
|-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-|-7-7-9-7--7--7-7-7--||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5--||
|-----------------|--------------------||


   Outro
    &
    G
    Gtr I
     W
||---7-------------------------------|
||o----------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------|
||o----------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------|
|
|   Gtr II
|    PM-------------------------------
|        |-----5-----|
|    q   T  T  T  T  T  E E  E  E  E
||---------------------15------------|
||o-----------------15------15----15-|
||---------------16------------16----|
||------------17---------------------|
||o--------17------------------------|
||--15--15---------------------------|


                                      Em
  +H                     E  E  E  E    W
|-(7)--------------------7--5-----5-|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------8----|--5-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|       |-----5-----|                      |-----5-----|
|  q    T  T  T  T  T  E E  E  E  E    q   T  T  T  T  T  E E  E  E  E
|---------------------15---15----15-|--------------------12------------|
|------------------15---------15----|-----------------12------12----12-|
|---------------16------------------|--------------12------------12----|
|------------17---------------------|-----------14---------------------|
|---------17------------------------|--------14------------------------|
|-15---15---------------------------|-12--12---------------------------|


  +H                      E  E  E  E
|-------------------------7--5-----5-|
|-(5)---------------------------8----|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|
|  PM---------------------------------
|       |-----5-----|
|  q    T  T  T  T  T  E  E  E  E  E
|---------------------12----------12-|
|------------------12----12----12-12-|
|---------------12----------12-------|
|------------14----------------------|
|---------14-------------------------|
|-12---12----------------------------|


  C
  W                          +H                 E E E E
|--------------------------|--------------------8-7-5-8--|
|-5------------------------|-(5)-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|
|----------------|   PM-------------------------------|
|    |----5----|                  |----5----|
| q  T  T  T T T E E E E E    q   T  T  T T T E E E E E
|----------------8-------8-|------------------8----------|
|--------------8-----8-----|----------------8-----8---8--|
|------------9---------9---|--------------9-----9---9----|
|---------10---------------|-----------10----------------|
|------10------------------|--------10-------------------|
|-8--8---------------------|--8---8----------------------|


  D
   W                     +H.              Q
|--5-------------------|-(5)------------------||
|----------------------|---------------------o||
|----------------------|----------------------||
|----------------------|----------------------||
|----------------------|---------------------o||
|----------------------|----------------------||
|
|  E  E E  E  Q   E  E    E   E  Q   E  E Q
|----10------10-----10-|--------10-----10-----||
|----10------10-----10-|--------10-----10----o||
|----11------11-----11-|--------11-----11-----||
|-12------12-----12----|-----12-----12--------||
|----------------------|---------------------o||
|----------------------|----------------------||


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

 
 
Elton John - Crocodile Rock Tab :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Crocodile Rock tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Crocodile Rock Tab:

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]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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