Crocodile Rock Lyrics

Elton John


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
album: Track 9 in album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player
release date: 1972
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length: 3:56
producer: Gus Dudgeon
drums: Nigel Olsson
lead vocals: Elton John
engineer: Ken Scott
electric guitar: Davey Johnstone
bass guitar: Dee Murray
farfisa & piano: Elton John
composer: Elton John
lyricist: Bernie Taupin

Cover Art

Elton John Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player cover art
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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

La lalalala la lalalala la lalalala la

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

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

La lalalala la lalalala la lalalala la

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

La lalalala la lalalala la lalalala la
La lalalala la lalalala la lalalala la
La lalalala la lalalala la lalalala la


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Daniel
  • 2 Teacher I Need You
  • 3 Elderberry Wine
  • 4 Blues for Baby and Me
  • 5 Midnight Creeper
  • 6 Have Mercy on the Criminal
  • 7 I’m Going to Be a Teenage Idol
  • 8 Texan Love Song
  • 9 Crocodile Rock
  • 10 High Flying Bird