Elton John – Rocket Man

[Verse I:]
Gm7                
She packed my bags 
                  C7
last night - pre-flight
Gm7               C7
Zero hour, nine A.M.
D#               A#   
And I'm gonna be high... 
Cm              F 
.. as a kite by then
Gm7                     
I miss the earth so much, 
  C7
I miss my wife
Gm7                 C7
It's lonely out in space
D#        A#       Cm     F
On such a timeless flight..
 
[Chorus:]
A#                   
 And I think it's gonna be 
            D#
a long long time
D#            
Til touchdown 
                          A#
brings me 'round again to find
A#                
I'm not the man 
                   D#
they think I am at home
           A#        C7
Oh no, no, no, I'm a rocket man
D#                      
Rocket man, burnin' out 
            A#          D#
his fuse up here alone..
 
A#                   
 And I think it's gonna be 
            D#
a long long time
D#            
Til touchdown 
                          A#
brings me 'round again to find
A#                
I'm not the man 
                   D#
they think I am at home
           A#        C7
Oh no, no, no, I'm a rocket man
D#                      
Rocket man, burnin' out 
            A#          D#
his fuse up here alone..
  
[Verse II:]
Gm7                        
Mars ain't the kinda place 
   C7
to raise your kids
Gm7                  C7
In fact it's cold as hell
D#                  A# 
And there's no one there 
   Cm                F
to raise them if you did
Gm7                 
And all this science, 
            C7
I don't understand
Gm7                         C7
It's just my job five days a-week
D#       A# Cm          F
Rocket man ..... rocket man
 
[Chorus:]
A#                   
 And I think it's gonna be 
            D#
a long long time
D#            
Til touchdown 
                          A#
brings me 'round again to find
A#                
I'm not the man 
                   D#
they think I am at home
           A#        C7
Oh no, no, no, I'm a rocket man
D#                      
Rocket man, burnin' out 
            A#          D#
his fuse up here alone..
 
A#                   
 And I think it's gonna be 
            D#
a long long time
D#            
Til touchdown 
                          A#
brings me 'round again to find
A#                
I'm not the man 
                   D#
they think I am at home
           A#        C7
Oh no, no, no, I'm a rocket man
D#                      
Rocket man, burnin' out 
            A#          D#
his fuse up here alone..
  
[Outro:]
D#                        
  And I think it's gonna be 
  A#
a long long time
D#                         
  And I think it's gonna be 
  A#
a long long time
D#                        
  And I think it's gonna be 
  A#
a long long time
D#                         
  And I think it's gonna be 
  A#
a long long time

[Fade Out:]
D#                        
  And I think it's gonna be 
  A#
a long long time
D#                         
  And I think it's gonna be 
  A#
a long long time