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Artist: David Bowie 
Song: An Occasional Dream
Album: Space Oddity (1969)

Bowie´s been a part of me almost all my life and this is my way to pay tribute to him and 
the art he left us throughout his life.
This is an awesome bass line played by Herbie Flowers, from whom I'll upload some other work. 
I recommend to listen carefully to the song before playing it, so you get an idea of the licks.
This bass line is 100% accurate to the original recording.

Tabbed by Leo Chiurco

Bass starts at 0:07

[Intro]
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------9-|
A|-2---------------------------2/--|-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

                                                    [Verse 1] "I recall how we lived ..."
G|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D|--7--------7--7--------7--7--------7--9-----11---|--12-------12-12----------11-------11-11---------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  +    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  + 

G|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D|--10-------10-10---------------------------------|--------------------------------------10----10\--|
A|--------------------------10-------10-10\--------|--3-----------7--------7--10-------10------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  +    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  + 

G|---------------------------------|---------------8-8---------------|
D|-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------|-------8-8-------------8-8-------|
A|-----------------------------5---|-6---------------------------6---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Verse 2] "And we'd talk with our eyes ..."
G|-----------7--7----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------11-------11-11---------|--10-------10-10---------------------------------|
A|--5----------------------------------------------|--------------------------10-------10-10---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  +    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  + 

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------10\-|-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-8-------8-----8-8-----8-8-------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------8---------------10------|---------------------------------|
D|-------8---------------10----10\-|---------------------------------|
A|-6-------------6-8---------------|-0-----0-----0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Pre-chorus 1] "In our madness ..."
G|-----------------------------5---|-----------------------------5---|
D|---------------------------5---5-|---------------------------5---5-|
A|-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3---------|-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3---------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|-----------------------------5---|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------5---5-|---------------------------------|
A|-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3---------|-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-------5-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Chorus 1] "To me ..."
G|---------8---------------8-------|---------10--------------10------|
D|-------8-------8-------8---------|-------10--10----------10----10\-|
A|-6---------------6-------------6-|-8-----------8-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Pre-verse 1]
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-0-------------------------------|-2---------------------------2/--|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|-------------------------9-------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------9-------9-|-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-9---11--|
A|-7-----7-7-----7-7---------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Verse 3] "And we'd sleep oh so close ..."
G|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D|--12-------12-12---------11-------11-11----------|--10-------10-10----------------------------10---|
A|-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------10-10---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
   1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  +     1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  + 

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------10\-|-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------|
A|---------------7-7----10-10------|-----------------------------10\-|
E|-8-------8-----------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------8---------------8-------|
D|-------8---8-----------8---8-----|
A|-6-----------6---------------6---|
E|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  

[Verse 4] "It was long, long ago ..."
G|-----------7--7----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------11-------11-11---------|--10-------10-10----------5--------5-------------|
A|--5----------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------2----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------3----------|
    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  +    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  + 

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------5-----5/10----------10\-|-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-----5---|
A|-3-----3-------------------------|-------------------------5-------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------8---------------10------|---------------------------------|
D|-------8---------------10--------|---------------------------------|
A|-6-----------6---8-----------8\--|-0-----0---0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Pre-chorus 2] "In my madness ..."
G|---------5-------------------5---|-----------------------------5---|
D|-------5---------------5---5---5-|---------------------------5---5-|
A|-3---------------3---------------|-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3---------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|-----------------------------17--|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------17--17|---------------------------------|
A|-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3---------|-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3/|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Chorus 2 & Outro] "Time ..."
G|--------------------------------------15---------|--------------14p13------------------------------|
D|--------------13---------------------------------|--------------------------------------15---------|
A|-----------13-------13-------------13-------13---|-----------15----------------------15----15------|
E|--11----------------------11---------------------|--13-------------------13-13----------------13---|
    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  +    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  + 

G|--------------------------------------15\--------|-----------------14------------------------------|
D|--------------13---------------------------------|--------------15----------------------15---------|
A|-----------13----13----------------13------------|-----------15----------15----------15----15------|
E|--11----------------11----11----------------11---|--13----------------------13----------------13\--|
    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  +    1  +  +  +  2  +  +  +  3  +  +  +  4  +  +  + 

G|-------------------------5-------|-----------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-------6---6-----|-----------------------------------------|
A|---------3-------------------6\--|-1---1---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---|
E|-4-----4---4-----4---------------|-----------------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 5 + + + 

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-5-----5-5-------3-----3-3-3-3-3-|-2-----2-2-------1-----1-1-------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-0-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  


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