Teacher I Need You

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the Album Don't Shoot me (I'm only the piano player)

F  Eb/F  Bb/F  F

I was sitting in the classroom
Trying to look intelligent
    F                                        C  F C F C F C
In case the teacher looked at me
             Am                      Dm
She was long and she was lean
           Bb  F             Gm
She's a middle-aged dream
              F                     Bb      F           Gm  C
And that lady means the whole world to me

It's a natural achievement
Conquering my homework
With her image pounding in my brain
She's an inspiration
For my graduation
             F                          Bb   C       F
And she helps to keep the classroom sane

               Dm C      Bb  Dm            C
Oh teacher I  need you like a little child
Am                       Dm            Bb                       C
You got something in you to drive a school boy wild
                    Dm C Bb             Dm       C
You give me education in the lovesick blues
Am                            Dm
Help me get straight come out and say
Bb6                                                 Bb  Csus4 C      F  
Teacher I, teacher I, teacher I, Teacher I        need you

I have to write a letter
Tell about my feelings
Just to let her know the scene
Focus my attention
On some further education
In connection with the birdies and the bees

So I'm sitting in the classroom
I'm looking like a zombie
I'm waiting for the bell to ring
I've got John Wayne stances
I've got Erroll Flynn advances
And it doesn't mean a doggone thing

F  Gm7