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After All Chords


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David Bowie - After All
Album: The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
Transcribed by Jon Malmin (jogusmal@hotmail.com)
Tuning: Standard E

Em               Em7           A             Am   Em      F
Please trip them gently, they don't like to fall (Oh by jingo)
Em                   Em7          A       Am     Em     F
There's no room for anger, we're all very small (Oh by jingo)
       C                      G                              E 
We're painting our faces and dressing in thoughts from the skies, 
E7        Am   Am7/G
From paradise 
         D7/F#                        Em
But they think that we're holding a secretive ball. 
       F                            G                        
Won't someone invite them, they're just taller children
       Am  Am7/G
That's all 
      D7/F#  Fmaj7
After all 

Em         Em7       A         Am     Em      F
Man is an obstacle, sad as the clown (Oh by jingo) 
    Em        Em7              A             Am   Em      F
So hold on to nothing, and he won't let you down (Oh by jingo) 
      C                   G                          E        
Some people are marching together and some on their own
E7       Am   Am7/G
Quite alone
D7/F#                     Em 
Others are running, the smaller ones crawl
       F                          G                                
But some sit in silence, they're just older children 
       Am  Am7/G
That's all 
      D7/F#    Fmaj7
After all 

Middle section: F#m  F#m7  B  D  F#m G (x2) 

   C                       G                   E     E7
I sing with impertinence, shading impermanent chords, 
        Am   Am7/G
With my words 
      D7/F#                      Em
I've borrowed your time and I'm sorry I called 
          F                               G                   Am   Am7/G
But the thought just occurred that we're nobody's children at all 
      D7/F#    Fmaj7
After all 

Em               Em7       A           Am    Em    F 
Live till your rebirth and do what you will (Oh by jingo) 
Em               Em7          A         Am   Em     F
Forget all I've said, please bear me no ill (Oh by jingo)

After all, after all (Em Em7 A Am, repeat until end)

Em:          Em7:         E:           E7:          F:           Fmaj7:
O-2-2-0-0-0  0-2-2-0-3-0  0-2-2-1-0-0  0-2-2-1-3-0  1-3-3-2-1-1  x-x-3-2-1-0
A:           Am:          Am7/G:       D7/F#:       G:           C:
x-0-2-2-2-0  x-0-2-2-1-0  3-0-2-0-1-0  2-x-0-2-1-2  3-2-0-0-3-3  x-3-2-0-1-0
F#m:         F#m7:        D:           G (barred):  B:
2-4-4-2-2-2  2-4-4-2-5-2  x-x-0-2-3-2  3-5-5-4-3-3  x-2-4-4-4-2
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claux23 wrote on September 18 2010, 02:39 pm


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Mats Fagergren wrote on March 17 2015, 02:51 pm

Great bass progression !

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