Tiny Dancer Uke tab by Elton John

17 Chords used in the song: C, F, G, Em7, Am7, D7, Dm7, E7, Am, Em, Ab, Bb, Gm7, Cm, G/B, Dm, Asus4

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INTRO:
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C C F F C C F F
C C F F C C F F

this is how I play it* ...with a short rest between E E string pick and A A String pick
C C F F
A|-3-------3---0--------0--|
E|-0----0------1----1------|
C|----0-----------0--------|
G|-0--------0--2---------3-|

You can use this picking pattern the entire song while changing chords and it
will sound nice.


VERSE 1:
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C C F F C C F F
Blue jean baby, L.A. lady,
C C F F F F G G
seamstress for the band
C C F F C C F F
Pretty eyed, pirate smile,
C C F F F F G G
you'll marry a music man

F F Em7 Em7 Am7 Am7 D7 D7
Ballerina, you must have seen her
Dm7 Dm7 E7 E7 Am Am G G
dancing in the sand
C C F F C C F F
And now she's in me, always with me,
C C G G F F Em Em Dm7 Dm7
Tiny dancer in my hand


C C F F C C F F


VERSE 2:
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C C F F C C F F
Jesus freaks out in the street,
C C F F F F G G
Handing tickets out for God
C C F F C C F F
Turning back she just laughs
C C F F F F G G
The boulevard is not that bad

F F Em7 Em7 Am7 Am7 D7 D7
Piano man he makes his stand
Dm7 Dm7 E7 E7 Am Am G G
in the auditorium
C C F F C C F F
Looking on she sings the songs
C C G G F F Em Em Dm7 Dm7
The words she knows, the tune she hums


C C F F C C F F


PRE-CHORUS:
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Ab Ab Bb Bb
But oh how it feels so real,
Gm7 Gm7 Cm Cm
lying here with no one near
Ab Ab Bb Bb
Only you and you can hear me
G/B G/B G/B G/B
when I say softly, slowly



CHORUS:
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F F C C Dm Dm C C (short)
Hold me closer tiny dancer
F F C C G G
Count the headlights on the highway
F F C C Dm Dm
Lay me down in sheets of linen
F F C C G G
You had a busy day today


REPEAT CHORUS

INTERLUDE:
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Am Am Asus4 Asus4 Am Am

C C F F C C F F


REPEAT VERSE 1

REPEAT PRE-CHORUS

REPEAT CHORUS


OUTRO:
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F F C C Dm Dm C C
Hold me closer tiny dancer
F F C C G G
Count the headlights on the highway
F F C C Dm Dm
Lay me down in sheets of linen
F F C C G G G G
You had a busy day today

C C F F C C F F
C C F F C C F F C C

 

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About this song

Album: Madman Across The Water Released: 1971 US Chart: 41 According to the Tiny Dancer Songfacts , the, "Blue jean baby, LA Lady, seamstress for the band" was Bernie Taupin's then girlfriend Maxine Feibelman. She was a dancer who accompanied John and Taupin on their first tour of America in 1970, often sewing together the costumes and fixing their clothes. She and Taupin married in 1971.