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David Bowie
Silly Boy Blue
from David Bowie (1967)

Great song, and simple bass line.

Tabbed by Leo Chiurco

[Verse 1] "Mountains of Lhasa ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| 
A|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------| \
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  \
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +     \
                                                                           (x2)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|   /
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  /
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| /
E|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| 
A|-7-------------------------------|---------------------------------| (x2)
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| 
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| (x2)
E|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  
D|-7-----------7---7---------------|-7-----------7---7---------------| 
A|-----------------------------7---|-------------------------7---6---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Verse 2] "Yak butter statues ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| 
A|-5-----------5---5---------------|-5-----------5---5-------6---7---| \
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  \
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +     \
                                                                           (x2)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|   /
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  /
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| /
E|-5-----------5---5---------------|-5-----------5---5---------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| 
A|-7-----------7---7---------------|-5-----------5---5-------6---7---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Chorus 1] "Silly boy blue ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|   
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  
A|---------------------------------|-5-----------5---5---------------| 
E|-5-----------5---5---------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|   
D|---------------------------------|-----------------7-------6-------|  
A|---------------------------------|-5-----------5-------------------| 
E|-5-----------5---5---------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  
D|-7-----------7---7---------------|-7-----------7---7-------6---5---| 
A|-----------------------------7---|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Bridge] "You wish and wish ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  
D|-4-----------4---4---------------|-5-----------5---5---------------| 
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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

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

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

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

[Verse 3] "La la la la ..."
G|-------------2---4---------------|-------------2---4---------------|  
D|-2-------------------------------|-2-----------------------2-------| 
A|-------------------------2-------|---------------------------------| \
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  \
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +     \
                                                                           (x2)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|   /
D|-------------2---4---------------|-------------2---4---------------|  /
A|-2-------------------------------|-2-----------------------2-------| /
E|-------------------------2-------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|-11----------11--11--------------|-9-----------9---9---------------|  
D|-11----------11--11--------------|-9-----------9---9---------------| 
A|-9-----------9---9---------------|-7-----------7---7---------------| (x2)
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Chorus 2] "Silly boy blue ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|   
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  
A|---------------------------------|-7-----------7---7-------8---9---| 
E|-7-----------7---7---------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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

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

[Verse 4] "Child of Tibet ..."
G|-------------2---4---------------|-------------2---4---------------|  
D|-2-------------------------------|-2-----------------------2-------| 
A|-------------------------2-------|---------------------------------| \
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  \
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +     \
                                                                           (x2)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|   /
D|-------------2---4---------------|-------------2---4---------------|  /
A|-2-------------------------------|-2-----------------------2-------| /
E|-------------------------2-------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|-11----------11--11--------------|-9-----------9---9---------------|  
D|-11----------11--11--------------|-9-----------9---9---------------| 
A|-9-----------9---9---------------|-7-----------7---7---------------| (x2)
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Chorus 3] "Silly boy blue ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|   
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  
A|---------------------------------|-7-----------7---7-------8---9---| (x4)
E|-7-----------7---7---------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

            
            
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