"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is a song originally written by the great artist Elton John.
The lyrics were Bernie Taupin’s, Elton John’s best friend’s creation.
The song "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" was completed fully after a work of ten days, when both of them, Elton John and Bernie Taupin did their best to create the masterpiece called "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me". And four months later the song has been released as the first single from the album named "Caribou" in the U.K., in the year 1974
Things got really serious, and in June 1974, only just one month after the single got into the album, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John reached number 16 in U.K. Singles Charts.
The song seemed to be really successful and it was nominated for the award of Best Pop Vocal Performance-male and for the award of Record of the Year.
Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" piano sheet music and tabs are composed in the original published key of C Major.
The meaning of the song can be different, and it depends on the point of the view of the person who's listening to it. And more, it really depends on the listener's mood at that time.
For some people, the song relates a story about a relationship which is going on a bad patch, as the following lyrics emphasize:
I can't light no more of your darkness
All my pictures seem to fade to black and white
This can mean that he can no longer make his lover happy and that he got stuck in some place where he cannot see clear where are they going.
For others, the song relates a personal problem, a breakdown or a depression, considering that being tired is a normal thing for any human being, and this leads usually to the impossibility to function normal. This can be seen in the following verse:
I'm growing tired and time stands still before me
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is scored for piano, vocal and guitar.
The song has been performed by many artists like Jay Chattaway, Roger Daltrey, Gloria Estefan, Oleta Adams. Also there is a live version perform by Elton John from December 1989.
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" tabs are available online from easy to more complicated, so anyone can enjoy to play.
Free piano sheet music from "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is ranged for D4-C6.