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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (ver 5) - Elton John


 
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Chords

Title: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Artist: Elton John
Tuning: Standard
Capo: 1st Fret

Transposed from an excellent cover of this song by Gorgiarose16 on youtube: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkwNpFxRDFg&feature=g-u-u

Quite a few barre chords, but in general easier to play than the other versions on 
here which use them all the way through.

Hope you like it anyway. I've done my best to try and transpose all the chords 
accurately, but if you have any corrections, please leave them in the comments.

* UPDATE *
Pete has subsequently posted a new tutorial for this song, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZp-UNr37uY&feature=g-u-u

There are a few subtle differences, so I'll leave it up to you to decide which 
version you like best :-)

Chords 
D - [xx0232]
D/C# - [x40232]
Dsus2 -  [xx0230]
Bm - [x24432]
Bm11 - [x04430]
Bb - [x13331]
B11 - [x21202]
Em7 - [022030]
Em7* - [xx2033]
Em7** -  [xx2030]
Em - [022000]
A7 - [x02020]
C/G - [332010]
G - [320033]
Gm - [355333]
F - [133211]
Fm7 - [033200]
F#7 - [242322]

NOTE: For all chords with a specific root note [Bm, Bm11, D/C#] , emphasise the 
bass note on the downstrum.

[INTRO]
D   D/C#   Bm    Bm11    G   Em7*    Em7**   D      [D Shape: quickly pluck G, E, B, G]

[VERSE 1]
Em                        A7
When are you gonna come down
D                      G
When are you going to land
   Em7                      A7
I should have stayed on the farm, should have
D                                       
listened to my old man
      Em                      A7
You know you can't hold me forever
  D                    G
I didn't sign up with you
    C/G                      A7
I'm not a present for your friends to open
     D                     Dsus2   D     [Quick change. Hammer back on to D]
This boy's too young to be singing the
Gm   C/G      F    Fm7  Bb      Gm        A7
bluuuues......Ah...Ah...Ah......Ah........Ah.....

[CHORUS]
   D                     F#7
So Goodbye yellow brick road
          G                D
where the dogs of society howl
     B11                     Em
You can't plant me in your penthouse
    A7                D        D/C#
I'm going back to my plow
Bm                      F#m
Back to the howling old owl in the woods
G                       Bb
Hunting the horny black toad
     C/G    D       D/C#        Bm    Bm11
... Oh I've finally decided my future lies
    G       Em7**  
Beyond the yellow brick 
Gm      C/G       F    Fm7  Bb       Gm  A7  D       [D Shape: quickly pluck G, E, B, G]
rooooaaaad........Ah...Ah...Ah.......AAAaaah Ooooo

Em                      A7
What do you think you'll do then?
  D                      G
I bet to shoot down your plane
     Em7             A7
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics
    D                   
to set you on your feet again
 Em                   A7     
Maybe you'll get a replacement
            D                   G
There's plenty like me to be found
C/G                     A7
Mongrels who ain't got a penny
D
Sniffing for titbits like you on the 
Gm    C/G    F    Fm7  Bb      Gm      A7
groooound....Ah...Ah...Ah......Ah......Ah...

[REPEAT CHORUS]
   D                     F#7
So Goodbye yellow brick road
          G                D
where the dogs of society howl
     B11                     Em
You can't plant me in your penthouse
    A7                D        D/C#
I'm going back to my plow
Bm                      F#m
Back to the howling old owl in the woods
G                       Bb
Hunting the horny black toad
     C/G    D       D/C#        Bm    Bm11
... Oh I've finally decided my future lies
    G       Em7**  
Beyond the yellow brick 
Gm      C/G       F    Fm7  Bb       Gm  A7  D     
rooooaaaad........Ah...Ah...Ah.......AAAaaah Ooooo
 
 
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About the artist behind Goodbye Yellow Brick Road:

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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