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Rocket Man Bass Tab

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Song: Rocketman
Artist: Elton John
Album:
Tabbed by: Matt Outerson (mcooterson@hotmail.com)

This is a great song.  Elton John's bassist is quite amazing...
not just on this song...but on all of his songs!!

Standard Tuning
E, A, D, G for you beginners...;)

I like to play this with my fingers...but, with a pick or however will
be up to you, of course.

Intro : Piano and singing for about 8 bars.  Come in when EJ sings
"I miss the earth so much, I miss my wife..."
Then...
          /3\                /3\
G|12-----12--|--------|12---12--|-----------|--------|--------|
D|--------12-|10------|------12-|10-----1012|13--12--|10------|
A|---------10|--------|-------10|-----------|--------|----13--|
E|-----------|--------|---------|-----------|--------|--------|

  h    ss h    ss
G|----------------|10----------|-------|----------|-------|--------|
D|--------10--1213|----10------|-------|---5----8-|-------|--------|
A|12--1213--------|------8-----|---5-8-|6--------8|---5-8-|6--65--5|
E|----------------|--------1///|6------|----------|6------|--------|


G|---------|-----8--|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D|---------|---68--8|--------|---5--8-|--------|---5--8-|--------|
A|3---33-5-|6-------|-------8|6------8|---5-8--|6------8|---5-8--|
E|---3-----|--------|6--66---|--------|6-------|--------|6-------|


G|--------|---------|-----8--|---------|----------|--------|
D|--------|---------|---68--8|--888-888|---888-888|--------|
A|6--65--5|3---33-5-|6-------|---------|/6--------|--------|
E|--------|---3-----|--------|6--------|----------|3-3-----|


G|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|
D|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|
A|3-3-----|--------|3-3---35|6---5---|3-------|-----3--56|
E|--------|3-------|--------|--------|----6---|5--56-----|

                             s
                   ^3^       |            ^3^  (good luck!)
G|--------|/12----12--|------r17--|12----12--|---1217--17-----|
D|3-------|--------12-|10--10e----|-------12-|10------10--1012|
A|--------|---------10|------s----|--------10|----------------|
E|--------|-----------|------t----|----------|----------------|


G|------------|------------|----------|----------|-------|-------|
D|13--1312--12|10--10------|----------|3--53--3--|-------|---5-8-|
A|------------|------13--13|12----3-56|--------63|---5-8-|6------|
E|------------|------------|--5-6-----|----------|6------|-------|


G|-------|--------|---------|---------|---------|-------8-|
D|-------|--------|---------|---------|---------|--------8|
A|---5-8-|6--65--5|3---3-3-5|6---6-6-8|---------|1/6--66--|
E|6------|--------|---3-3---|---6-6---|6--1/66--|---------|

                                                3:38
G|--------|-------|---------|--------|--------|-------|
D|--------|---5-8-|-------8-|--8---8-|--------|-------|
A|------5-|6------|--------8|6--65--5|3---33--|6--6--6|
E|6-------|-------|6--------|--------|---3----|--6--6-|
           very quick
              ||||             ||||
G|---------|--8888--|-------|--8888-75|--------|--------|
D|--88888--|--------|-------|---------|8-------|--------|
A|-------/8|6-------|---5-8-|6--------|------/8|6-------|
E|6--------|--------|6------|---------|--------|--------|


...continue on and on and on until fade...just ad. lib with the
same notes as in the chorus!

/3\ = Triplet
h = half notes
s = sixteenth notes


I hope this helps...and I hope it's not tough to read or anything.
It's my first tab ever...so, email me some feedback.
I believe this is one of the first Rocketman tabs out there too.
So, ya...email me mcooterson@hotmail.com Thanks everyone.
MATT OUTERSON
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rileymolnar 182 wrote on July 29 2015, 01:02 am

Looks solid. The good luck part can be played on the lower strings to make it easier

(good luck!)
|---1217--17-----|
|10------10--1012|
|----------------|
|----------------|

(good luck!)
|-----17--17-----|
|---17---------12|
|15------15--15--|
|----------------|

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