Daniel By Elton John
On The Acoustic

Welcome to my Daniel by Elton John page where you'll find a free demoa dn chord sheet for not only this song but 14 others. This is section 1 of 2 pages holding Elton John songs for the acoustic from A-N. See the see other page link below for songs from P-Z.

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Daniel By Elton John
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1. Bennie And The Jets

Bennie And The Jets was a B-side to Candle In The Wind when it was released back in 1973 and was spelled "Benny". In 1976 the song was released as an A-Side single in the UK.

The track appears on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album. Elton John was initially against releasing this as a single because he expected it to fail. The song was a #1 in both Canada and the US.

  • Drop D Tuning:No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: use mainly downstrokes
  • Picking: No just a few riffs
  • Chords: Gmaj7, Fmaj7, Am, D7, G, Gdim, D, Em, C, C7
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2. Candle In The Wind 

Candle In The Wind was also from the Yellow brick Road album of 1973 and the song did reach #1 in both Canada and the US. 

It also managed a #8 in Ireland and a #11 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm:
  • Picking:
  • Chords:
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3. Captain Fantastic (And The Brown Dirt Cowboy)

Captain Fantastic is a track from the Captain Fantastic & The Dirty Brown Cowboy album of 1975. The title is referring to Elton as the captain and Bernie Taupin as the Dirty Brown Cowboy.

This song was not released as a single from the album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes  little
  • Chords: G, C, Em, G6, D, Cm, A#, F, Am, Dm
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4. Country Comfort

Country Comfort was a single release from the "Tumbleweed Connection" album in 1970.

The song only charted in New Zealand at #15.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, F, C, Am, D7, Eb
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5. Crocodile Rock

Crocodile Rock was a break-through song of sorts for Elton John in 1972 as this one reached #1 in several countries including Canada, New Zealand Switzerland and the US.

It was also a top 10 in several other countries including the UK where it peaked at #5. The song hails from the album "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: You can use a steady up and down or use downstrokes or down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, Em, C, D, Bm, Em, A, E7
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6. Daniel

Daniel was released in 1973 and also managed a #1 in Canada and the US and reaching the top 10 in many counties. In the UK Daniel peaked at #4.

The one can be found on the "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up will work
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, F, G, Dm, Am, E7, Ab, A7
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7. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me was a #1 in Canada and a #2 in the US on it's initial release. The song charted again in the 1991 when Elton and George Michael did a duet and took the song to #1 several countries and a top 10 in several others.

This song is initially from the Caribou album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down down down up down up and repeat will work
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, C/A#, Am, F, G, D7, Dm7, Em, G#
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8. Empty Garden

Empty Garden is a tribute song to John Lennon that was written 15 months after his death and was released as a single in 1982.

The song reached #8 in Canada, #13 in the US and #51 in the UK. The single is from the "Jump Up" album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Gsus, G, D, A, Bm, Em, D7
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9. Friends

Friends was a 1971 single release from the album "Elton John" and was co-written with Bernie Taupin. It was the title track in the movie "Friends" starring Sean Bury.

This song hit #34 in the US ON Billboard and #17 on the Cash Box chart. It Canada it reached #13.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down down up and then use a steady up and down shuffle
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Em, A7, D, C, G, A7sus, G/C, F
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10. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the lead track from the 1973 album of the same name.

New Zealand and Canada give Elton a #1 hit. In the US it hit #2 and in the UK it peaked at #6.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, A/Db, Bm, Bm/A, G , A7, Em, C, A#, F, Gm, Gb, B7
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11. Honky Cat

Honky Cat was a big song for Elton John in 1972 from the album "Honky Chateau". 

It reached #6 in the US and #10 in Canada. It also hit #4 in New Zealand and managed a #31 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up  and repeat 
  • Picking: Yes a few riffs
  • Chords: D7, G, B7, E
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12. Mama Can't Buy You Love

Mama Can't Buy You Love was a #1 hit in the US only when it hit the airwaves in 1979. It did reach #10 in Canada as well.

The track is from the album "The Complete Thom Bell Sessions".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down  - down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No just some descending bass into the rhythm
  • Chords: D, D/C, D/B, D/A#, G, Bm, D/Gb, Em., A, Gbm, Gmaj7, Bm/A
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13. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters

Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters is a song from the 1972 album "Honky Chateau" and is one of Elton's favourite songs.

I don't believe the song was ever released as a single but is a crowd pleaser.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, F, E7, Am, Am/G, Dm, G, A#, D7
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14. Nikita

Nikita was a monster hot Sir Elton in 1985. It was a #1 in several countries and a top 5 in several others.

The track is from the "Ice On Fire" album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up down down up down up down down and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, Bm, C, G6#11(no3), D7sus, D7, D, F, A#, D#, G#, Cm, G6, Am7
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