Elton John Singalong

All songs by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Musicians:  Adam Cole, Director - Willow Music:  piano and vocals

                     Brian Baraszu, Drum and Percussion Instructor - Willow Music:  drums

                     John Willingham, guest Guitar and Bass Instructor - Willow Music:  bass

                     Tammy Harper, Piano and Vocal Instructor - Willow Music:  guest vocals


Setlist and audience Parts 

Audience members may sing any part of the song at any time!  Below is what we'd like EVERYONE to do.

Bennie and the Jets - An intro.  Audience may sing or listen, or clap!
Honky Cat - audience will clap one time after the words "get back"
Rocket Man - audience will sing the words "Rocket Man!!!" and the final "And I think it's gonna be a long, long time!"
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - audience will sing the wordless "Ah ah ah...la la la la la..."
Your Song - audience will sing the chorus
Border Song - audience will sing "Holy Moses!" and "He's my brother!"
Take Me To the Pilot - audience will sing "Na na na, na na na..."
Tiny Dancer - audience will sing the entire chorus "Hold me closer..." and then the reprise of the first verse, "Blue Jean Baby" at the end of the song.
I'm Still Standing - sung by Tammy Harper.  Audience will sing "Yeah, yeah, yeah!"
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me  - Audience will sing "...is like the sun going down on me!"

Optional if time and interest
Daniel - Audience will sing entire chorus 
Crocodile Rock - Audience will sing "Laaaaaaaa!   La la la la laaaaaaaaaa!"


 Lyrics for audience 

(words in parentheses will be taken by singer.  Audience parts are underscored)

Honky Cat

(They said, get back <CLAP!> honky cat 
Better get back to the woods 
Well, I quit those days and my redneck ways 
And, oh, the change is gonna do me good) 

(You better get back <CLAP!>, honky cat 
Living in the city ain't where it's at 
It's like trying to find gold in a silver mine 
It's like trying to drink whiskey from a bottle of wine)

Rocket Man

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

(At end...)

And I think it's gonna be a long long time... (repeat)

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 

(This boy's too young to be singing 

The) blues, ah, ah...


 (Oh, I've finally decided my future lies 
Beyond the yellow brick) road 
Ah, ah

 Your Song

 And you can tell everybody this is your song 
It may be quite simple, but now that it's done 
I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind that I put down in words 
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

 Border Song

 (Distant cousin from down the line 
Brand of people who ain't my kind)
Holy Moses, (I have been removed )...

(Won't you please excuse my frankness 
But it's not my cup of tea)
Holy Moses, (I have been deceived)...

(There's a man over there, what's his color? I don't care)
He's my brother, let us live in peace, oh 
He's my brother, let us live in peace, oh 
He's my brother, let us, let us live in peace

 Take Me To the Pilot

 (Take me to the pilot 
Lead me through the chamber 
Take me to the pilot 
I am but a stranger  (2x) )

Na-na-na, na-na-na 
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na 
Na-na-na, na-na-na 
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na

Tiny Dancer

Hold me closer, tiny dancer 
Count the headlights on the highway 
Lay me down in sheets of linen 
You had a busy day today  (2x)

<when the first verse comes back at the end...>

Blue-jean baby 
L.A. Lady 
Seamstress for the band 
Pirate smile 
You'll marry a music man 

You must have seen her 
Dancing in the sand 
Now she's in me 
Always with me 
Tiny dancer in my hand

I'm Still Standing

(I'm still standing...) Yeah, yeah, yeah!  (2x)

Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

 (Don't let the sun go down on me 
Although I search myself, it's always someone else I see 
I'd just allow a fragment of your life to wander free 
But losing everything)  is like the sun going down on me


Oh Daniel my brother you are older than me 
Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal? 
Your eyes have died but you see more than I 
Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky

Crocodile Rock

 (Oh, lawdy mama, those Friday nights 
When Susie wore her dresses tight 
And the Crocodile Rocking was out of sight) 

Laa, la-la-la-la-laa