John Elton - Crocodile Rock First Version: chords and tabs for the song. Watch chords and tablatures for all songs of the singer (group) John Elton. Other chords and tabs for the "Crocodile Rock" can find at the bottom of the page.
CROCODILE ROCK Elton John/Bernie Taupin 1972 Dick James Music Ltd. Pre-Intro- begin slowly - G [4 beats] C/E [2 beats] F# [2 beats] - now go to tempo [Intro] - G G Em Em C C D D [see below for riff] [verse 1] G Bm I remember when rock was young, me and Susie had so much fun C D Holding hands and skimmin' stones had a old gold Chevy & a place of my own G Bm But the biggest kick I ever got was doin' a thing called the Crocodile Rock C D While the other kids were rockin' 'round the clock we were hoppin' and boppin' to the Crocodile Rock, well [chorus] Em A7 Crocodile Rockin' is something shockin' when your feet just can't keep still D7 G I never had me a better time and I guess I never will. E A7 Oh, Lawdy mamma those Friday nights when Susie wore her dresses tight and D7 C the Crocodile Rockin' was out of sight....................................... G G Em Em C C D D [see below for riff] [verse 2] But the years went by and rock just died, Susie went & left me for some foreign guy, Long nights cryin' by the record machine dreamin' of my Chevy & my old blue jeans but they'll Never kill the thrills we've got burnin' up to the Crocodile Rock, Learning fast till the weeks went past, we really thought the Crocodile Rock would last, well [chorus] [verse 1] [chorus] [outro] G G Em Em C C D D [see below for riff] RIFF - if you know how it goes, the extra notes you throw in at the appropriate spots are- E on the G chord F# on the Em and C chords G on the D chord [dropping the F#] BASS - Walk up from the root to the sixth on each 1/4 note, so in each bar the notes are- G - G B D E Em- E G B D C - C E G A D - D F# A B