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Helden chords

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  • Bowie Rare version with German lyrics.
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“Helden” – David Bowie
From the Album “Bowie Rare” – 1977 (Bowie/Eno)

Back in 1977, David Bowie decided to head over to what was then West Berlin to record his album 
"Heroes", the title track of which is now a well-known song.  At the same time, he also produced 
a version of this song which has verses 1 to 3 in English, verses 4 to 6 in German, 
the chorus/bridge in German, and then the final verse in English again.  This version, called 
"Helden" (the German word for Heroes) can be found on the "Bowie Rare" compilation album 
of David Bowie songs, and the lyrics to the parts of the song in English are identical to 
those found in "Heroes".

Thanks to this guy: http://heldentranslation.0nyx.com/

For a nice touch add this simple riff between G and D chords

D  G   D  G

[Verse 1]
D            G
I, I will be king
    D                G
And you, you will be queen
       C                       D
Though nothing will drive them away
       Am7       Em              D 
We can beat them    just for one day
          C      G              D
We can be Heroes   just for one day

[Verse 2]
D                   G
And you, you can be mean
    D             G
And I, I’ll drink all the time
             D                    G
‘Cause we’re lovers and that is a fact
          D                       G
Yes we’re lovers and that is that
       C                       D
Though nothing will keep us together
               Am7  Em              D 
We could steal time    just for one day
          C      G              D
We can be Heroes   for ever and ever      What d’you say?

D  G  D  G

[Verse 3]
D          G
Du, Koenntest du schwimmen
D                G
Wie Delphine, Delphine es tun
    C                    D
Niemand gibt uns eine Chance
          Am7       Em              D 
Doch wir koennen siegen fur immer und immer
               C      G              D
Und wir sind dann Helden   fur einen tag

[Verse 4]
D            G
Ich, Ich bn du Koenig
    D                G
Und du,      du koenigen
       C                       D
Obwohl sie      unschlagbar scheinen
          Am7    Em              D 
Werden wir Helden    Fuer einen Tag
          C   G              D
Wir sind dann wir    An diesem Tag

[Verse 5]
D                  G
Ich,   Ich glaubte zu traeumen
D            G
Die Mauer, Im Ruecken war kalt
    D                G
Schuesse reissen die Luft
       D                       G
Doch wir kuessen      Als ob nichts geschieht
       C                     D
Und die Scham fiel auf ihre Seite
          Am7    Em              D 
O wir koennen sie schlagen   Fuer alle Zeiten
          C   G              D
Dann sind wir Helden    Nur diesen Tag

[Verse 6]
D             G     
    Dann sind wir Helden 
D             G     
    Dann sind wir Helden 
D             G                 
    Dann sind wir Helden, 
D                    G
Nur diesen Tag   Dann sind wir Helden
       C                       D
We’re nothing and nothing will help us
            Am7   Em                     D 
Maybe we’re lying    then you better not stay
                C     G              D
But we could be safer   just for one day

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