Sad Songs By Elton John
On The Acoustic

Sad Songs By Elton John

On this Sad Songs by Elton John page are several guitar lessons featuring Elton John songs on the acoustic and a link to many others. This is section 2 of 2 covering songs P-Z. Access the other Elton John page from the link below.

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Sad Songs By Elton John
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1. Philadelphia Freedom

Philadelphia Freedom is from the 1974 album Elton John's Greatest Hits Vol II.

This one reached #1 in the US and #12 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: downstrokes
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: A, G, D, B, C, Gb, Bm, G7, A/Db, F, Dbm, B7, E, Db7, Gbm
Chords & Lyrics

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2. Runaway Train

Runaway Train was a 1992 collaboration with Eric Clapton and can be found on the 1992 album "The One".

The track peaked at #31 in the UK and #10 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: a steady up and down shuffle
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Em, Am, B, C, B7, G, D
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3. Sacrifice

Sacrifice was a #1 in the UK but never charted anywhere else. Very bizarre, unless it was only released in the UK.

The song hails from the 1990 album Sleeping With The Past.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: 1-2-3- up down up down up where 1-2-3 are arpeggio notes within the chord
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, Em, F, Dm, G, Am, Gsus
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4. Sad Songs

Sad Songs was released in 1984 as a single from the album Breaking Hearts.

This one was a top 10 in several countries reaching #2 in the US and #7 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up stop up down up stop and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, F, G, C7, G7
Chords & Lyrics

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5. Sartorial Eloquence

Sartorial Eloquence was a 1980 release from the album 21 at 33.

The song managed to peak at #44 in the UK and a #39 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down - down up down up ... and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, G, Dm, F, Gsus, Csus, Em, Fm, A7, G6
Chords & Lyrics

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6. Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting

Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting hails from Elton's 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

The song reached #7 in the UK and #12 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up stop up down up stop up
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, F, C, Dm, A#
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7. Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Someone Saved My Life Tonight was a single release in 1975 from the album Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy.

The song peaked at #22 in the UK and #4 in the US. It did reach #2 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, C, C/G, G6, F, Cm, A7, D, Am, B7, Am/G, Bm
Chords & Lyrics

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8. Something About The Way You Look Tonight

Something About The Way You Look Tonight along with Candle In The Wind became the highest selling single on the planet. Proceeds were give to Diana charities. 

The song hails from the album The Big Picture from 1997.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 4th fret
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, A, D, Gb, Bm, Bm/A, Em, A7, B7, F
Chords & Lyrics

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9. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word hails from the 1976 album Blue Moves.

The song hit #1 in the US and #11 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs in rhtyhm
  • Chords: Em/D, Em/Db, C, Em, Am, B7, D, G, Am, G/Gb, Em/F, A7
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10. Talking Old Soldiers

Talking Old Soldiers is a track from a 1970 album by Elton Called Tumbleweed Connections.

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down down down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Am, Am/G, Fmaj7, E7sus, E7, D/Gb, D
Chords & Lyrics

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11. Teacher I Need You

Teacher I Need You is from the 1973 album "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player".

This song was never a single release but did garner quite a bit of airplay from DJ's and made it into a few tour set lists in 1973, 83 and 84. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, C, G, A, Gbm, Bm, Em, A7
Chords & Lyrics

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12. Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer was a single release in 1972 from the album "Madman Across The Water".

The song reached #70 in the UK  and #35 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: just a few riffs
  • Chords: C, F, G, Am, Em, F, D7, G#, A#, Gm, Cm, G7, Dm
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