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Rocket Man

As Performed October 15 / 16, 1999


Live at Madison Square Garden

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By
ELTON JOHN
BERNIE TAUPIN

I miss the earth

Transcribed by G. Breed @ Elton John's Cafe, 2003


www.EltonsCafe.com

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