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Jean Genie Tab

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The Jean Genie by David Bowie
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This is an extremely fun song to play.  It's quite easy to make it sound
quite like
the original.  The tab is 90% correct, as I taped this off the radio.
Therefore, I'm not quite
sure about the intro (although, it should be that, if I remember
correctly),
and I think in the extended version there might be a longer solo
(probably based
on E blues),but then again, there might not be one...Enjoy!



  [Intro] (basically, slide down the guitar while picking madly!)
  ---------------------------|
e:---------------------------|
B:---------------------------|
G:---------------------------|
D:---------------------------|
A:-10-\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\0----|
E:-12\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\0----|


  [Intro/Verse]
  ------------
    E  E  E    A     E  E  E    A
e:-----------------------------------|
B:-------------2----------------2----|
G:--1--1--1--1-2-1---1--1--1--1-2-1--|
D:--2--2--2--0-2-0---2--2--2--0-2-0--|
A:--2--2--2--0-0-0---2--2--2--0-0-0--|
E:--0--0--0--0-------0--0--0---------|
             ^^^^^^
                Fast succession

Make it sound like
ta ta ta tadada ta ta ta
E  E  E    A    E  E  E


Verse 1: 
(E riff is played twice for each line)
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E   E   E       A   E    E     E           A
Small Jean Genie, she took off to the city,
E   E   E           A      E    E      E    A
Strung out on lasers and slash-back blazers
Ate all your razors while pulling the waiters
Talking 'bout Monroe while walking on snow white
New York's a go-go, and everything tastes nice,
Poor little greenie...
Oowwooohoo

"Get back on me" (spoken)-> play B riff


Chorus:
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     B riff                               A riff
e:--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------------x4-|--------------9/11--9-12-11~~~~|
D:--------------------------------------|--------------0-------------x2-|
A:---9---11--11--9---9-11-9-12-11~~~----|--7---9-9--7-------------------|
E:---7---7---7---7---7-7--7-7--7--------|--5---5-5--5-------------------|
        Gene Genie,   lives.....back

B riff
Jean Genie, lives on his back,
Jean Genie, loves Jimmy's ex,
"It's outrageous", he screams and he bawls,
Jean Genie, let yourself go!

A riff x2
Ohooo


Verse 2:
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Sits like an adder, he smiles like a reptile,
She love him, she love him, but just for a short while,
She's scratching the sand, won't let go of his hand,
He says he's a beautician, he sells you nutrition,
Keeps off your dead hair and making a bundle,  (<-not sure about lyrics)

Poor little greenie,  ooo oohooo


Chorus 2:  Same as chorus 1
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Verse 3:
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He's so simple minded, he can't drive his module,
He bites on the neon and sleeps in a capsule

Solo-ish

   EEEEEEEEEE  E   E7      E  E  E    A    EEEEEEEEEEEE  E  E7
e:---------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:---------------------|------------0---0---------------------|
G:-1111111111--1---1---|---1--1--1--1-2-1--111111111111--1--1-|
D:-2222222222--2---0---|---2--2--2--0-2-0--222222222222--2--0-|
A:-2222222222--2---2---|---2--2--2--0-0-0--222222222222--2--2-|
E:---------------------|--------------------------------------|
                                                Loves to be loved x2



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| x  Dead note
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down
| ~  Vibrato

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weird.awesomeness85 20 Sep 21, 2015 08:34 AM

I am unable to play E chord. My hands are too small.
Itbwould be greatbif I could find the Transpose button.

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SeraphinLampion 10 Sep 15, 2016 09:17 AM

lyrics

A small Jean Genie snuck off to the city
Strung out on lasers and slash back blazers
Ate all your razors while pulling the waiters
Talking bout Monroe and walking on Snow White
New York's a go-go and everything tastes right poor little Greenie
Jean Genie lives on his back
Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls
Jean Genie let yourself go...o!

Sits like a man but he smiles like a reptile
She loves him, she loves him but just for a short while
She'll scratch in the sand, won't let go his hand
He says he's a beautician and sells you nutrition
And keeps all your dead hair for making up underwear poor little Greenie

He's so simple minded he can't drive his module
He bites on the neon and sleeps in the capsule
loves to be loved, loves to be loved

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