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Island Girl
Intro: ( Dm Bb ) x2

            Dm                             Bb/F               C/G            F/A    Bb
I see your teeth flash, Jamaican honey, so sweet, down where Lexington cross 47th Street
         Dm                                Bb/F            F                          C     Ab
She's a big girl, she's standing six foot three, turning tricks for the dudes in the big city

NC Ab Eb  Bb                                           F
   Island girl, what you wanting with the white man's world?
Eb      Bb                                     F
Island girl, black boy want you in his island world
            Bb               F/A                      Ab               Eb
He want to take you from the racket boss, he want to save you but the cause is lost
Bb            Bb7          Eb     C    Bb/F                               Gm   F/A    Bb  NC
Island girl, island girl, island girl, tell me what you wanting with the white man's world

Bridge: ( Dm Bb ) x2

       Dm                               Bb/F          C/G                   F/A                 Bb
She's black as coal but she burn like a fire, and she wrap herself around you, like a well worn tire
             Dm                                  Bb/F
You feel her nail scratch your back, just like a rake
           F                 C/G                Ab
Oh, ho, he one more gone, he one more John who make the mistake

NC Ab Eb  Bb                                           F
   Island girl, what you wanting with the white man's world?
Eb      Bb                                     F
Island girl, black boy want you in his island world
            Bb               F/A                      Ab               Eb
He want to take you from the racket boss, he want to save you but the cause is lost
Bb            Bb7          Eb     C    Bb/F                               Gm   F/A    Bb  NC
Island girl, island girl, island girl, tell me what you wanting with the white man's world

Solo: ( Dm Bb ) x2 Dm Bb/F C/G F/A Bb   Dm Bb/F F C/G Ab

NC Ab Eb  Bb                                           F
   Island girl, what you wanting with the white man's world?
Eb      Bb                                     F
Island girl, black boy want you in his island world
            Bb               F/A                      Ab               Eb
He want to take you from the racket boss, he want to save you but the cause is lost
Bb            Bb7          Eb     C    Bb/F                               Gm   F/A    Bb  NC
Island girl, island girl, island girl, tell me what you wanting with the white man's world

Solo: ( Dm Bb ) x2 Dm Bb/F C/G F/A Bb   Dm Bb/F F C/G Ab

NC Ab Eb  Bb                                           F
   Island girl, what you wanting with the white man's world?
Eb      Bb                                     F
Island girl, black boy want you in his island world
            Bb               F/A                      Ab               Eb
He want to take you from the racket boss, he want to save you but the cause is lost
Bb            Bb7          Eb     C    Bb/F                               Gm   F/A 
Island girl, island girl, island girl, tell me what you wanting with the white man's

Bb/F                               Gm   F/A
tell me what you wanting with the white man
Bb/F                               Gm   F/A   Dm Bb  Dm Bb  Dm Bb
tell me what you wanting with the white man


Chords:
  Dm Bb F Eb F/A Ab or   Bb/F C/G Gm
e-1-----1--3--1------4-------------3------------------------------------
B-3--3--1--4--1---1--4----3----1---3------------------------------------
G-2--3--2--3--2---1--5----3----0---3------------------------------------
D-0--3--3--5--3---1--6----3----2---5------------------------------------
A----1--3--6--0---3--6-------------5------------------------------------
E-------1---------4--4----1----3---3------------------------------------


 
 
Elton John - Island Girl :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Island Girl tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Island Girl:

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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