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Song: Rocket man - UKULELE
Artist: Kate Bush
Composers: Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Album: Two rooms - Celebrating the songs of 
                   Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Tabbed by DJ
6th Oct 2015

Kate Bush's reggae cover of the Elton John hit

Ukulele tuning: G C E A

C#m7 = 1102   A = 2100   E     = 4442
F#m  = 2120   B = 4322   Esus4 = 4452
F#   = 3121

My version for guitar at this link:
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/k/kate_bush/rocket_man_crd.htm

Kate's 'Rocket man' promo video at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjn1sNUnGyY
N.B.  Although Kate is seen strumming a ukulele in the choruses,
she is not really playing it and only using it as a prop. 
Still, it's a lovely video of hers, she looks so great,
and with all the posing and goofing around you can tell she was
having fun.

********************************************************************

[Verse 1]
C#m7                                       F#m
      She packed my bag last night pre - flight,
C#m7                    F#
      Zero hour - 9  a. m.,
A                    C#m7  F#m                  B
    And I'm gonna be high----- ...as a kite by then!


[Verse 2]
C#m7                              F#
     I miss the earth so much, I miss my wife,
C#m7                      F#m
     It's lonely out in space,
A              C#m7  F#m                 B
     On such a time-------less flight!


[Chorus]
E                                           A
   And I think it's gonna be a long, long time,
                                           E
'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find...
                                       A
...I'm not the man they think I am at home,
E                    A            F#m
    Ah, no, no, no,     ...I'm a rocket man,
   A                                     E           Esus4
Rocket man, burning out his fuse  ...up here alone!


[Verse 3]
C#m7                                   F#
      Mars ain't the kind of place to raise the kids,
C#m7                        F#m
      In fact, it's cold as hell,
A                       C#m7     F#m                B
    And there's no one there to raise them, if you did!


[Verse 4]
C#m7                                F#
      And all the science, I don't understand,
C#m7                                F#
      It's just my job five days a week,
          A   C#m7  F#m                 B
A rocket man------------,  ...a rocket man----!


[Chorus]
E                                          A
   And I think it's gonna be a long, long time,
                                           E
'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find...
                                       A    E              A
...I'm not the man they think I am at home,    ah, no, no, no!


[Chorus]
E                                          A
   And I think it's gonna be a long, long time,
                                           E
'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find...
                                       A
...I'm not the man they think I am at home,
E                    A            F#m
    Ah, no, no, no,     ...I'm a rocket man,
   A                                         E          Esus4
Rocket man, ...burning out his fuse  ...up here alone!


[Coda]
A       E                     A         E
    I think it's gonna be a long, long time,
A           E                    A          E
    And I think it's gonna be a long, long time,
A       E                     A        E        A
    I think it's gonna be a long, long---- time---------!

  E            A                E           A
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |  A long time! | /  /  /  / |

 E                 A            E             A
Long, long time! | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |     Ah, no, no, no, no!

  E            A            E                            A
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |   Oh, no - no, no - no, no - no, no -no!

  E            A            E            A
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |

     E                A                                   Esus4  E
||:      Ah---ah-ah,     ah-----ah,ah----!:|| [Repeat]

            
            
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NeoMvsEu [m] 34,378 Nov 15, 2015 04:48 PM

The song name is "Rocket Man". Do not include "- Ukulele" in any of your submissions.

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maguri [tm] 31,557 Dec 20, 2015 04:09 AM

Very cute cover! But Neo is right - remove the "ukulele" from the title ...

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DiddyD 13,107 Jan 19, 2016 07:17 AM

Thanks for the comment Maguri,
I know it's in the rule book, but I don't think this labelling does any harm other than to those who are being very pedantic.
Like yourself I have hundreds of tab contributions, and in my list some are only for ukulele. I have a lot with the same song tabbed for both guitar and also ukulele. Without some form of identification in my list all you would have is the same song title twice.
I think it is less frustrating when someone is going through my list to know whether the link is for guitar or ukulele.

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