Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the Album Ice on Fire

G  Bm  C  Am7 G/B C  G  Bm Bm7  C  C#dim Dsus

G       Bm       C     F/C
Hey Nikita is it cold

C                                    G    C/G  G
In your little corner of the world

                      D7/F#             D/F#  D7
You could roll around the globe

                                  G                     C/G  G7
And never find a warmer soul to know

        Am                 G/B        C  Dm C
Oh I saw you by the wall

                                     G   C/G  G
Ten of your tin soldiers in a row

                                     D7/F#           D/F# D7/F#
With eyes that looked like ice on fire

                                          G         C/G G7
The human heart a captive in the snow

                              Am      G/B   C                    Dm/C C       G    C/G
Oh Nikita You will never know       anything about my home

                                 G              D                 C/D D7
I'll never know how good it feels to hold you

               G         C/G   G7
Nikita I need you so

                        Am  G/B C                    Dm/C  C         G     C/G
Oh Nikita is the other side       of any given line in time

                                G     D 
Counting ten tin soldiers in a row 

Em D7\F#                              D        G          Bm  D\B  C#dim  Dsus
Oh no,     Nikita you'll never know

Do you ever dream of me
Do you ever see the letters that I write
When you look up through the wire
Nikita do you count the stars at night
And if there comes a time
Guns and gates no longer hold you in
And if you're free to make a choice
Just look towards the west and find a friend


G  Bm Bm7    C
oh                Nikita,

Am             G\B   C         D    G
Counting ten tin soldiers in a row.