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Loving The Alien Acoustic chords

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Loving the alien 
                by David Bowie from A Reality Tour DVD
Capo on the first fret

[Intro riff] is repeated throughout the verses with a separate delay  
  [Intro riff]                  [Riff 2  Pre-chorus]
e|--------------        e-------------------------------0-2----|
B|---0----7--8--        B-------------------------0-1-3--------|
G|------8-------        G--------0-2--------0-2----------------|
D|--------------        D--0-2-4------0-2-4--------------------|
A|--------------        A--------------------------------------|
E|--------------        E--------------------------------------|

[Intro]
Bm  A  G  A

[Verse 1]
               Bm
Watching them come and go
                      A
The templars and the Saracens
                       G
They're traveling the holy land
          A
Opening telegrams 
                    Bm
Torture comes and torture goes
                        A
Knights who'd give you anything
                        G
They bear the cross of coeur de lion
                   A                F#
Salvation for the mirror blind 
            G             F               Cm      Cm7
But if you pray all your sins are hooked upon the sky
C             G               Cm  [riff 2]
Pray and the heathen lie will    disappear

[Chorus]
G                             A7add4
Prayers they hide the saddest view
A6                                          A7add4
Believing the strangest things, loving the alien
          G                            A7add4
And your prayers they break the sky in two
                A6                          A7add4        
Believing the strangest things, loving the alien

[Verse 2]
                Bm               
Thinking of a different time
              A
Palestine a modern problem
                  G
Bounty and your wealth in land
             A
Terror in a best laid plan 
Bm
Watching them come and go
             A
Tomorrows and the yesterdays
              G
Christians and the unbelievers
                A                F#
Hanging by the cross and nail

   G             F               Cm      Cm7
But if you pray all your sins are hooked upon the sky
C             G               Cm  [riff 2]
Pray and the heathen lie will    disappear
G                             A7add4
Prayers they hide the saddest view
              A#6                          A7add4
Believing the strangest things, loving the alien
          G                            A7add4
And your prayers they break the sky in two
                A#6                          A7add4        
Believing the strangest things, loving the alien
G                            A7add4
You'll pray till the break of Dawn 
                A#6                        A7add4
Believing the strangest things, loving the alien
             G                       A7add4
And you'll believe you're loving the alien
               A#6                        A7add4
Believing the strangest things, loving the alien
                A#6                        A7add4
Believeing the strangest things loving the alien



*the way Gerry Leonard play the A7 and A#'s is to move the G chord shape up 
              E A D G B e
 A7add4  =    6 5 0 0 6 6
 A#6     =    7 6 0 0 7 7      
those chords are named relative the the capo being on the 1st fret. 
remember there are many many ways to play these chords, but ive studied 
the DVD and am almost sure this is pretty correct. thanks. Cristoff-

            
            
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cwsiggy77 10 Jul 20, 2012 05:47 PM

thanks for this version - very nice.

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cristoff 107 Aug 05, 2012 10:29 AM

i thank you. i wish he had really recorded the song this way.

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Taparoo 10 Mar 01, 2013 09:34 PM

Hey thanks so much putting in the work for this tab. I've just tried playing along with the DVD and it all seems very accurate so well done. The only part that I think needs a correction is the first riff. I think he picks through the Bm chord and looks like.

E 2 2
B 3 3
G 4 4
D 4

Relative to the capo. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Have fun :)

a_banister@hotmail.com

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