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My Death Chords

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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: d_sears@pavo.concordia.ca (SEARS, DAVID)

Someone requested My Death a while ago. Here it is with a few mistakes 
(98% accurate)

My Death by Jacques Brel, Performed by David Bowie from
Ziggy Stardust the Motion Picture

			 My Death

       Em            Em7                  Em6             Emb6
 6 5 4 3 2 1       6 5 4 3 2           6 5 4 3 2 1    6 5 4 3 2 1   
 - - - - - -       - - - - - -         - - - - - -    - - - - x -
 - x x - - -       - x x - - -         - x x - x -    - x x - - - 
 - - - - - -       - - - - x -         - - - - - -    - - - - - -

Em     Em7   Em6     Emb6

Em        Em7              Em6
       My death waits like
Emb6          Em         Em7
       an old drouin (?)
	  Em6        Emb6
       So confident
       I'll go his way

Em7               Em6
       Whistle to him
Emb6          D            Dsus4  D
      and the passing time
G                    A
      My death waits like
	G            C
      a Bible truth
	     F             Am      Am\G
      at the funeral of my youth
      oh we drank for that
      and the passing time

  G#m                     F#
      My death waits like
      a witched night
	F#                     G#m
     as surely as our love is bright
	       F#              B
     let's not think about the passing time

     Em                D                C
     But whatever lies behind the door
     there is nothing much to do
     Em             D             C     C\B
     Angel or Devil I don't care 
		   Am       Am\G             B
     For in front of that door there is you
     Bb     C#  Gm 
     My death waits like 

     a beggar blind

     who sees the world through a ? mind
     throw him a dime for the passing time

      Bb            C#                  Bb
     My death waits there between your thighs
	       G#                    Cm
     Your cold fingers will close my eyes
     Let's think of that
	     Bb                            0
     And the passing time

     Bm              A
     My death waits
     to allow my friend
     a few good  times 
     before it ends
     so let's drink to that
     and the passing time

     G                 F                    Eb
     but whatever lies behind the door
			      D            G
     there is nothing much to do
		   F              Eb
     Angel or Devil I don't care 

     for in front of that door 
     there is you 

     My death waits there

     among the leaves

     in magicians mysterious sleeves

     rabbits and dogs
     and the passing time

     Bb             C#
     My death waits there
     among the flowers
	       G#              C#m
     where the blackest shadow cowers(?)
		G#             Bb
     Let's pick lilacs for the passing time

     Bm             A
     My death waits there 
     in a double bed 
     sails of oblivion
     at my head 
     so pull up your seats against 
     the passing time

      Gm               F               Eb
     But whatever lies behind the door 
		      D            Gm
     there is nothing much to do 
     Angel or Devil 
     I don't care  

     for in front of that door....... 

there is 


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rubin421 wrote on January 2 2006, 01:19 pm

"old drouin" = "old roué" (a roué: a man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure)
"blackest shadow cowers" = OK (to cower: to show submission or fear, to bend)


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richardm80 wrote on February 18 2007, 10:32 am

this is one of my favourite songs by David Bowie

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DaveyC wrote on August 29 2008, 07:51 am

Composed by Jacques Brel and released on Scott Walker's 'Scott' album in 1967. Much prefer the Walker version but am glad to have some chords for the song at last. Cheers.

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