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China Girl chords

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version 3

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  • Intro riff tabbed, lyrics in lower case, a few chords fixed.

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Intro riff tabbed, lyrics in lower case, a few chords fixed. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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China Girl

Written by David Bowie & Iggy Pop
First released in 1977 by Iggy Pop

This version from David Bowie’s Let’s Dance Album 1983
Note Album version is 5min 32 seconds long and has a longer ending than the single.


No Capo for Album version.  (But I like to play with Capo 2)

[Intro] - Riff played 3 times.

e|-7-7-|-5-5-7-7--5--7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-3-3-|-5-5--5--5---|-5-5--5--5--
B|-7-7-|-5-5-7-7--5--7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-3-3-|-5-5--5--5---|-5-5--5--5--
G|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------
D|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------
A|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------
E|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------

                                Em  G         Am
                                Oh  oh  oh    oh-oh             Little  China
e|-7-7-|-5-5-7-7--5--7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-3-3-|-5-5--5--5---|-5-5--5--5--
B|-7-7-|-5-5-7-7--5--7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-3-3-|-5-5--5--5---|-5-5--5--5--
G|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------
D|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------
A|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------
E|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------

         Em                    Em  G         Am                              G
         Girl                  Oh  oh  oh    oh-oh              Little China Girl
e|-7-7-|-5-5-7-7--5--7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-3-3-|-5-5--5--5---|-5-5--5--5--
B|-7-7-|-5-5-7-7--5--7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-3-3-|-5-5--5--5---|-5-5--5--5--
G|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------
D|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------
A|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------
E|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|------------

G                           Am
I could escape this feeling with my China Girl
G                         Am
I feel a wreck without my little China Girl
Em                       G
I feel her heart beating loud as thunder
Am                      B7
Saw they stars crashing

G                     Am
I’m a mess without my little China Girl
G                                  Am
Wake up in the mornings where’s my little China Girl
Em                       G
I hear her heart beating loud as thunder
Am                      B7 
Saw they stars crashing down 

G                        F                                   
I feel a-tragic like I’m Marlon Brando 
Em                      D
When I look at my China Girl
G                       F         
I could pretend nothing really meant too much
Em                      D
When I look at my China Girl

Em   D   C   B

Em                  D
I stumble into town just like a sacred cow
C                               
Visions of swastikas in my head 
B
Plans for everyone
Em                      D      C   B7 
It’s in the white of my eyes

Em                    
My little China Girl 
D
You shouldn’t mess with me
C                        B
I’ll ruin everything you are (you know)
Em                         
I’ll give you television 
D
I’ll give you eyes of blue
C                                B
I’ll give you a man who wants to rule the world

G                      
And when I get excited 
F
My little China Girl says
Em                          D
Oh baby, just you shut your mouth

         Em            D 
She says sh-sh-shhh 
         C             B
She says sh-sh-shhh  

[Guitar Solo]
She Says       She says
        Em  D           C   B   Em   D   C   B

G                      
And when I get excited 
F
My little China Girl says
Em                          D
Oh baby, just you shut your mouth

G                      
And when I get excited 
F
My little China Girl says
Em                          D
Oh baby, just you shut your mouth

         Em            D 
She says sh-sh-shhh 
         C             B
She says sh-sh-shhh  

She Says       
        Em  D   C   B

[Play opening Riff to fade]

Em  G       Am                    Em
Oh  oh oh   oh-oh    Little China Girl
Em  G       Am                    Em
Oh  oh oh   oh-oh    Little China Girl
Em  G       Am                    Em
Oh  oh oh   oh-oh    Little China Girl
Em  G       Am                    Em
Oh  oh oh   oh-oh    Little China Girl

            
            
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richeyDJ65 10 Jan 23, 2017 06:46 PM

This is great ... thank you.

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