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Absolute Beginners chords

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Chords for instrumental and vocal parts / tabs for intro, interlude and chorus / intermediate version with diminished and split chords. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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                Absolute Beginners – David Bowie
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

David Bowie
Absolute Beginners (Single Edit, 1986)
(Bowie)

Album Version on:
"Absolute Beginners: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"

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INTRO / INTERLUDE
  D               G/D               D               G/D
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|2---------------|3---------------|2---------------|3---------------|
B|3---------------|3-----0---0---0-|3---------------|3-----0---0---0-|
G|2---------------|0-----0---0---0-|2---------------|0-----0---0---0-|
D|0---------------|0-------0---0---|0---------------|0-------0---0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  A              Asus4  G/A         A              Asus4  G/A       [ D ]
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|
B|2---------------|3-----0---0---0-|2---------------|3-----0---0---0-|
G|2---------------|2-----0---0---0-|2---------------|2-----0---0---0-|
D|2---------------|2-----0---0---0-|2---------------|2-----0---0---0-|
A|0---------------|0-------0---0---|0---------------|0-------0---0---|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


CHORUS
  D
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|2---------------|----------------|3---------------|------3---------|
B|3-----------3---|2-----3---------|3---------------|2-----3---------|
G|2-----------2---|2-----2---------|0---------------|0-----0---------|
D|0-----------0---|0-----0---------|0---------------|0-----0---------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|3---------------|3-----3---------|
  Bm                                F#               Em      A
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|2---------------|2-----2---------|2---------------|0-------0-------|
B|3---------------|2-----3---------|2---------------|0-------2-------|
G|4---------------|4-----4---------|3---------------|0-------2-------|
D|4---------------|4-----4---------|4---------------|2-------2-------|
A|2---------------|2-----2---------|4---------------|2-------0-------|
E|----------------|----------------|2---------------|0---------------|

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CHORDS

          E-A-D-G-B-e
Amaj7     x-0-2-2-2-4-|
Gdim7     3-x-2-3-2-3-|
Cadd9     x-3-2-0-3-0-|
Gadd9     3-x-0-0-0-5-|

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INTRO

| D | G/D          D
        Bah-bah-ba-ooh
G/D          A
  Bah-bah-ba-ooh
Asus4  G/A        A
       Bah-bah-ba-ooh
Asus4  G/A        D
       Bah-bah-ba-ooh
G/D          D
  Bah-bah-ba-ooh
G/D          A
  Bah-bah-ba-ooh
Asus4  G/A        A
       Bah-bah-ba-ooh
Asus4  G/A       | D | % |
       Bah-bah-ba-ooh


VERSE
                    | Bm | % |
I’ve nothing much to offer
| Amaj7 |  Amaj7                     Gdim7
             There’s nothing much to take
| G | G                 | D  |  %  |
       I’m an absolute beginner
| Cadd9 | Cadd9                Bm   | Em A |
            And I’m absolutely sane


VERSE
| D | D                  | Bm | % |
        As long as we're together
| Amaj7 |  Amaj7                Gdim7
             The rest can go to hell
| G | G6             | D  |  %  |
        I absolutely love you
| Cadd9 | Cadd9                  Bm   | % |
            But we're absolute beginners


BRIDGE
| G | Gadd9          D             | Dsus2 |
        With eyes completely open
| F# | F#                    A
         But nervous all the same


CHORUS
Asus2 A   D
If    our love song
               G
Could fly over mountains
                   Bm
Could laugh at the ocean
              F#
Just like the films
Em      A  D
There’s no reason
                G
To feel all the hard times
                Bm
To lay down the hard lines
             A
It’s absolutely true


INTERLUDE
A  G/A        A
   Bah-bah-ba-ooh
Asus4  G/A        A
       Bah-bah-ba-ooh
Asus4  G/A       | D | % |
       Bah-bah-ba-ooh


VERSE
                  | Bm | % |
Nothing much could happen
| Amaj7 |  Amaj7              Gdim7
             Nothing we can’t shake
| G | G                    | D  |  %  |
       Well we’re absolute beginners
| Cadd9 | Cadd9                  Bm   | Em A |
            With nothing much at stake


VERSE
| D | D                        | Bm7 | % |
        As long as you’re still smiling
| Amaj7 |  Amaj7                    Gdim7
             There’s nothing more I need
| G | G            | D  |  %  |
        I absolutely love you
| Cadd9 | Cadd9                  Bm   | % |
            But we're absolute beginners


BRIDGE
| G | Gadd9               D        | Dsus2 D |
        But if my love is your love
| F# | F#                    A
         We're certain to succeed


CHORUS
Asus2 A   D
If    our love song
               G
Could fly over mountains
                Bm
Could sail over heartache
              F#
Just like the films
Em A       D
If there’s reason
                G
To feel all the hard times
                Bm
To lay down the hard lines
            | A | % |
It’s absolutely true


CHORUS (part 1, instrumental)
| D | % | G | % |
| Bm | % | F# | Em A |

CHORUS (part 2, sax solo)
| D | % | G | % |
| Bm | % | A | % |


OUTRO (chorus, sax solo)
| D | % | G | % |
| Bm | % | F# | Em A |
| D | % | G | % |
| Bm | % | A | % |

(fade out)

            
            
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