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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#
From: UNH92@aol.com
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 1996 09:17:58 -0500
Subject: TAB: Breaking Glass by David Bowie

David Bowie - Breaking Glass
from the album "Low"
1977
(written by David Bowie, produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti)

Another tune from the excellent Bowie album "Low", this short 
but sweet song consists of two basic guitar riffs.  There are of course a 
number of Eno sonic treatments not easily transcribed.  Carlos Alomar does
not repeat the riffs exactly each time through, but the basics are here.
Have a listen to the recording to get a feel for the song.  The tab written
here is merely a guide to get started in the right direction with the 
lead guitar.  


Intro (riff 1)
                                                                      
||-----------------------------|------------2--2---------||-
||---2^--2--0--2--3p2p0--2~~~--|--2^--2--0--------2~~~---||-
||*----------------------------|------------------------*||-
||*----------------------------|------------------------*||-
||-----------------------------|-------------------------||-
||-----------------------------|-------------------------||-
                                                                        

Baby, I've been, breaking glass in your room again
Don't look at the carpet,  I drew something awful on it
(riff 2)
                                                                     
||----------------5--|-----------|------------5--|-------------
||---5-----8p7p5-----|-----------|--5--8p7h8-----|-------------
||*------------------|--7^p5-----|---------------|--7^--7^-----
||*------------------|--------7--|---------------|----------7--
||-------------------|-----------|---------------|-------------
||-------------------|-----------|---------------|-------------
                                                                        

Listen...
See...                                                                       
|-------------|------------------------||
|----------5--|------------------------||
|-------------|-----7--6--4-----4-----*||
|----5--7-----|--------------7--------*||
|/7-----------|--------------------7---||
|-------------|------------------------||

You're such a wonderful person
But you got problems oh-oh-oh-oh
I'll never touch you
||-----------------------------|------------2--2---------||-
||---2^--2--0--2--3p2p0--2~~~--|--2^--2--0--------2~~~---||-
||*----------------------------|------------------------*||-
||*----------------------------|------------------------*||-
||-----------------------------|-------------------------||-
||-----------------------------|-------------------------||-
                    
repeat riff 2...fade

                                                    
transcribed by T.C. Ireland
email: UNH92@aol.com
Corrections are welcome.


========================================================================
==                       TABLATURE EXPLANATION                        ==
========================================================================

----------                
----5h8--- Hammeron       
----------               
----5p8--- Pulloff       

----------                
----5/8--- Slide Up      
----------               
----5\8--- Slide Down    

----------                ||------|| Repeat         --------
----5~~~-- Vibrato        ||*----*||                ---5^--- Bend
----------                ||*----*||                --------
----------                ||------||                --------

========================================================================
==      Created with TABESTRY Tab Creation Software for Windows       ==
==               For more info email gse@ocsystems.com                ==
========================================================================

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Nxt_JoeWalsh wrote on August 14 2005, 12:00 am

Good Tab.

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Indie Purist wrote on July 26 2014, 09:34 pm

I play that first part like this:

|----------------------------------2-2-----|
|-3b4-2-0-2-2h4p2p0-2b3----3b4-2-0-----2b3-|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

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