Bennie And The Jets Uke tab by Elton John

14 Chords used in the song: Am7, D7, G, G#, D, Em, Am, Bm, C, Em7, Bb, G6, Fmaj7, G7

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Am7 Am7       D7 D7 
Hey kids, shake it loose together,
G G
the spolight´s hitting something
G# G#º
that´s been known to change the weather.
Am7 Am7 D D
We´ll kill the fatted calf tonight
Em Em
so stick around,
Am Am Bm Bm
you´re gonna hear electric music, solid walls of sound.
C C G G
Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet
Am Am C C
but they´re so spaced out, Bennie and the jets,
G G
but they´re weird and they´re wonderful,
Am Am
oh, Bennie she´s really keen
C C D D
she´s got electric boots a mohair suit,
Em Em Em7 Em7
you know I read it in a magazine,
C C Bb Bb D D G G G6 G6 G G Fmaj7 Fmaj7 G7 G7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7 G7 G7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7 G7 G7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7 Am Am
oh! Bennie and the jets.

Am7 Am7 D7 D7
Hey kids, plug into the faithless,
G G
maybe they´re blinded
G# G#º
but Bennie makes them ageless.
Am7 Am7 D D Em Em
We shall survive, let us take ourselves along,
Am Am
where we fight our parents out in the streets
Bb Bb
to find who´s right and who´s wrong.

C C G G
Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet
Am Am C C
but they´re so spaced out, Bennie and the jets,
G G
but they´re weird and they´re wonderful,
Am Am
oh, Bennie she´s really keen
C C D D
she´s got electric boots a mohair suit,
Em Em Em7 Em7
you know I read it in a magazine,
C C Bb Bb D D G G G6 G6 G G Fmaj7 Fmaj7 G7 G7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7 G7 G7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7 G7 G7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7 Am Am
oh! Bennie and the jets.
G G Fmaj7 Fmaj7 G G Fmaj7 Fmaj7 G7 G7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7 G7 G7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7 Am Am
Bennie Bennie Bennie Bennie Bennie and the jets

 

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About this song

The lyrics to this jazzy tune satirize the rock music scene of the early 1970's by telling the story of a fictitious band, "Bennie and the Jets", that the narrator is supposedly a fan of. The hand claps on this song were overdubbed by producer Gus Dudgeon to give the song a "live" sound, which complimented the mindless fanaticism of the song's narrator for the band in question. This song was a major hit for John and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, peaking at #1 on the pop charts in early 1974 and also providing John with his first top 40 R&B entry.