Island Girl

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Rock Of The Westies
  
Dm/F    Dm/E    Dm    Dm/C    Bb    Bb/F
Dm/F    Dm/E    Dm    Dm/C    Bb    Bb/F


                Dm                                C          Bb/F
I see your teeth flash, Jamaican honey so sweet
                    C/G                    F/A        F9   Bb        Bsus4  Bb  Bsus2
Down where Lexington cross forty-seventh Street
            Dm                                   C     Bb/F 
She's a big girl, she's standing six foot three
             F                                      C/G    Abmaj7
Turning tricks for the dudes in the big city

Eb      Bb     Bsus4   
Island girl
Bb            Bbsus4    Bb                            F        Fsus4   F
What you wanting with the white man's world
Eb      Bb    Bsus4
Island girl
Bb            Bsus4     Bb                F            Fsus4   F
Black boy want you in his island world
                  Bb                         Bb/A
He want to take you from the racket boss
                  Bb7                       Eb 
He want to save you but the cause is lost
Bb             Bb7            Eb           C7
Island girl, island girl, island girl
Bb/F                                               Eb/G  F7/A    Bb
Tell me what you wanting with the white man's world

She's black as coal but she burn like a fire
And she wrap herself around you like a well worn tire
You feel her nail scratch your back just like a rake
He one more gone, he one more John who make the mistake
  

1975 Big Pig Music Limited