Day 176: “Crocodile Rock” – Elton John

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To start this week happily, here is a song which takes us for a trip in the Rock’n’Roll golden yeasrs. With the words by Bernie Taupin, who wrote most of his lyrics, Sir Elton John celebrates those years with this involving and a little nostalgic track, which will then become one of his classics. It was published as a single at the end of 1972 and then in the album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player in January 1973.

In the lyrics the memorable Rock Around The Clock is quoted, whereas the famous falsetto chorus reminds the one from Speedy Gonzales. All for you, have a nice week!

Lyrics

I remember when rock was young
Me and Suzie had so much fun
holding hands and skimming stones
Had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own
But the biggest kick I ever got
was doing a thing called the Crocodile Rock
While the other kids were Rocking Round the Clock
we were hopping and bopping to the Crocodile Rock
Well Crocodile Rocking is something shocking
when your feet just can’t keep still
I never knew me a better time and I guess I never will
Oh Lawdy mama those Friday nights
when Suzie wore her dresses tight
and the Crocodile Rocking was out of sight
But the years went by and the rock just died
Suzie went and left us for some foreign guy
Long nights crying by the record machine
dreaming of my Chevy and my old blue jeans
But they’ll never kill the thrills we’ve got
burning up to the Crocodile Rock
Learning fast as the weeks went past
we really thought the Crocodile Rock would last

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