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As with other tabs, I've tried to keep the spacing even to help give a sense
of timing. Double-digit frets are represented by letters (A=10th, B=11th, etc.)

[VERSE] (Guitar Capo III)
  Em7                               A     Asus4 
    She packed my bags last night - pre-flight   
  Em7                A  Asus4
    Zero hour:  Nine A.M. 
  C                  G       Am        D Dsus4 Dsus2 
    And I'm gonna be high         As a kite by then    

  Em7      A        Em7      A        C   G    Am       D        D
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

[VERSE]
  Em7                           A           Asus4 
    I miss the earth so much, I miss my wife  
  Em7                  A    Asus4 
    It's lonely out in space  
  C            G       Am            D       Dsus4 Dsus2 
    On such a timeless flight     As this    

  Em7   ~3~ A        Em7   ~3~ A        C   G    Am  D    D                D
G:C-----C--|--------|C-----C--|--------|--------|--------|----------------|A-------|
D:-------C-|A-------|-------C-|A------C|D---C---|A-------|--------A-----CD|---A----|
A:--------A|--------|--------A|--------|--------|----D---|C-----CD--------|----8---|
E:---------|--------|---------|--------|--------|--------|----------------|------1/6
                                                          1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
[CHORUS]
  G                                       C 
    And I think it's gonna be a long long time  
                                          G      
 'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find  
                                     C 
  I'm not the man they think I am at home  
             G           A          Asus4 
  Oh no, no, no,   I'm a rocket man  
  C                                    G           C
  Rocket man   Burnin' out his fuse up here alone         

  G        C        G        C   G    A        C   ~3~   G        C        
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|
D:--------|----5-8-|--------|--------|--------|---------|--------|---8----|
A:----5-8-|6------8|----5-8-|6- 65- 5|3---33-5|6---6-6-8|---8----|6---66-8|
E:6-------|--------|6-------|--------|---3----|---6-6---|6---66-6|--------|

  G                                       C 
    And I think it's gonna be a long long time  
                                          G      
 'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find  
                                     C 
  I'm not the man they think I am at home  
             G           A          Asus4 
  Oh no, no, no,   I'm a rocket man  
  C                                    G           C
  Rocket man   Burnin' out his fuse up here alone         

  G        C        G        C   G    A        C        G        C ~ 16 ~     
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:--------|----5-8-|--------|---8---8|--------|--------|--------|--88888-|
A:----5-8-|6-------|----5-8-|6- -5- -|3---33-5|6---66-8|-------8|6-------|
E:6-------|--------|6-------|--------|---3----|---6----|6~~~~~~-|-------6|

[VERSE]
  Em7                             A             Asus4 
    Mars ain't the kinda place to raise your kids  
  Em7                    A   Asus4 
    In fact it's cold as hell  
  C                    G        Am           D           Dsus4 Dsus2 
    And there's no one there to raise them     If you did    

  Em7      A        Em7      A        C   G    Am  D    D                D
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------------|-------3/C
D:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------------|3-------|
A:--------|3--3----|--------|3--3--35|6---5---|3-------|--------3-----56|--------|
E:3--3----|--------|3--3----|--------|--------|----6---|5-----56--------|--------|

  Em7                             A        Asus4        1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
    And all this science, I don't understand  
  Em7                            A   Asus4 
    It's just my job five days a week  
         C      G    Am     D           Dsus4 Dsus2 
  Rocket man                  Rocket man    
  
  Em7   ~3~ A        Em7   ~3~ A        C   G    Am  D    D                D
G:C-----C--|-----H--|C-----C--|----H-H-|--------|--------|----------------|--------|
D:-------C-|A--A----|-------C-|A--H---C|D--DC--C|A--A----|----------------|3--53-3-|
A:--------A|--------|--------A|-----F--|--------|----D--D|C-------3-----56|-------63
E:---------|--------|---------|--------|--------|--------|------56--------|--------|
                                                          1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
[CHORUS]
  G                                       C 
    And I think it's gonna be a long long time  
                                          G      
 'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find  
                                     C 
  I'm not the man they think I am at home  
             G           A          Asus4 
  Oh no, no, no,   I'm a rocket man  
  C                                    G            C
  Rocket man   Burnin' out his fuse up here alone         

  G        C        G        C   G    A   ~3~   C   ~3~   G        C        
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|---------|--------|--------|
D:--------|----5-8-|--------|--------|---------|---------|--------|--------|
A:----5-8-|6-------|----5 8 |6- 65- 5|3---3-335|6---6-6-8|---8----|6-------|
E:6-------|--------|6-------|--------|---3-3---|---6-6---|6---66-6|--------|

  G                                       C 
    And I think it's gonna be a long long time  
                                          G      
 'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find  
                                     C 
  I'm not the man they think I am at home  
             G           A          Asus4 
  Oh no, no, no,   I'm a rocket man  
  C                                    G            C
  Rocket man   Burnin' out his fuse up here alone         

  G        C        G        C   G    A        C        G        C      
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:--------|----5-8-|--------|---8---8|--------|--------|--------|-------8|
A:----3-5-|6-------|----5-8-|6- -5- -|3---33-5|6---66-8|-------8|6-------|
E:6-------|--------|6-------|--------|---3----|---6----|6~~~~~~-|--------|

[CODA] (Repeat and fade...)
  C                              G 
  And I think it's gonna be a long long time  
  C                              G 
  And I think it's gonna be a long long time  

  G        C        G        C        G        C        G        C        
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:--------|----5-8-|--------|----5-8-|--------|----5-8-|--------|--------|
A:----5-8-|6-------|----5-8-|6-------|----5-8-|6-------|----5-8-|6-------|
E:6-------|--------|6-------|--------|6-------|--------|6-------|--------|



Tabbed by Michael Oxner
moxner@nbnet.nb.ca
march 18, 2013

            
            
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TJ1991 2,071 Sep 19, 2013 08:38 PM

Good tab, and accurate as far as I can tell. But what's wrong with fret numbers above 9? Even for someone using tabs, if they can't use their ears to tell the difference between 17 and 1-7 there's something seriously wrong. Those bits were confusing as hell to read. Good work otherwise!

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MOxner 2,018 Mar 26, 2016 05:41 PM

I was trying to keep it linear, so a sense of rhythm was evident. With most tabs here, if you haven't a sense of rhythm for the song (ie, you haven't heard it before), the tabs are pretty difficult, in my view. Just a different take on the same old thing.

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MOxner 2,018 Mar 26, 2016 05:41 PM

I was trying to keep it linear, so a sense of rhythm was evident. With most tabs here, if you haven't a sense of rhythm for the song (ie, you haven't heard it before), the tabs are pretty difficult, in my view. Just a different take on the same old thing.

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