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Space Oddity Chords

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Space Oddity                                                    David Bowie

(took me a full afternoon to figure out... these ain't regulars progressions.
But a classic. Find a friend a try the vocal harmonies! hours of pleasure!)


D9/F# 2-x-0-2-1-0
Am/G  3-x-2-2-1-0
C/G   3-x-2-0-1-0
E7-9  0-x-2-1-3-1


Intro:     Fmaj7      Em      Fmaj7       Em

C (C/G)                   Em             C                        Em
  Ground control to Major Tom            Ground control to Major Tom
Am          Am/G              D9/F# 
  Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
C                         Em           C                             Em
  Ground control to Major Tom           commencing countdown engines on
Am             Am/G      D9/F#
  Check ignition and may God's love be with you

C                                 E                                  F
This is ground control to Major Tom        you've really made the grade
        Fm             C                     F
And the papers want to know whose shirt you wear     
         Fm                C              F
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

C                              E                                  F
This is Major Tom to ground control      I'm stepping through the door
        Fm            C             F
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
        Fm              C           F
And the stars look very different today


    Fmaj7     Em                     Fmaj7         Em
For here am I sitting in a tin can   far above the world
Bb              Am               G             F
Planet earth is blue and there's nothing I can do   


C F G A A         
C F G A A 


Fmaj7 Em  A  C  D  E


C                                     E                         F
Though I'm cross one hundred thousand miles    I'm feeling very still
      Fm                 C                  F
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
        Fm              C               F
Tell my wife I love her very much   she knows


G                 E7-9            Am                      C/G
Ground control to Major Tom, your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
        D7
Can you hear me Major Tom?  
        C/G
Can you hear me Major Tom?
        G
Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you ...

    Fmaj7     Em                       Fmaj7         Em
... here am I floating in my tin can   far above the world
Bb              Am               G             F
Planet earth is blue and there's nothing I can do   


C F G A A         
C F G A A 


Fmaj7 Em  A  C  D  E

Repeat | E | and fade out

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Constantine wrote on November 15 2005, 03:43 pm

sweet tab, very accurate.

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Mark Renton wrote on December 4 2005, 11:46 pm

The chord "D" I don't think it is right

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GuntherYAY wrote on July 10 2006, 10:44 am

yeah in that bridge part where it goes [c f g a] its an A5

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