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Starman - David Bowie
Written by David Bowie
Single released 28 April 1972 in UK
This version is from album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"
released 16 June 1972 in UK
Live performance on "Top Of The Pops" broadcast on 6 July 1972 has minor differences
in lyrics and shorter outtro solo, see http://youtube.com/watch?v=4MrP83SqT9E

Arranged for one acoustic guitar, standard tuning, no capo
200 BPM for 4 beats per chord in intro, verse and chorus

[Chords]
Intro            Verse            Chorus           Solo
Bb/A x0333x      Gm   355333      F    133211      Bb   x13331
G    xx000x      F    133211      Dm   xx0231      F    133211
F/C  x3321x      C    x32010      Am   x02210      C    x32010
                 C7   x32310      C    x32010
                 Ab   466544      C7   x32310
                 Bb   688766      Bb   x13331
                 A    X02220      Bbm  x13321
                 G    320003      D7   xx0212
                                  Gm   355333

[Effects]
/    Slide up
\    Slide down

[Intro] 0:00
Bb/A     Bb/A     Bb/A     Bb/A  G
                                (passing chord)
F/C      F/C      F/C      F/C   G

Bb/A     Bb/A     Bb/A     Bb/A  G
  Hey now now.
F/C      F/C      F/C      F/C   G
  Goodbye love.

[Verse 1] 0:20
Gm                 Gm               Gm              Gm
  Didn't know what time it was, the lights were low-ow-ow,
F        F          F     F
  I lean back on my radio-o-o,
C              C                C7       C7                          F    Ab Bb
  Some cat was laying down some   rock'n'roll, "Lotta soul" he said.

[Verse 2] 0:37
Gm         Gm             Gm      Gm
  Then the loud sound did seem to fa-a-ade,
F                  F               F         F
  Came back like a slow voice on a wave of pha-a-ase,
C                 C            C7     C7
  That weren't no DJ, that was hazy cosmic jive.
A    N.C.   G    N.C.

[Chorus 1] 0:56
          F      F   Dm             Dm
There's a star - man waiting in the sky,
     Am               C
He'd like to come and meet us,
       C7                   C7
But he thinks he'd blow our minds.
          F      F   Dm             Dm
There's a star - man waiting in the sky,
     Am             C
He's told us not to blow it,
          C7                 C7
'Cause he knows its all worthwhile. He told me,
Bb        Bbm               F         D7
 "Let the children lose it,   let the children use it,
Gm            C
  Let all the children boogie."

[Solo] 1:23
   Bb   Bb      F   F       C     C       F   F
e|------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
B|-3----3-----|-----------|-3/5---5-3---|-----------|
G|--------5-3-|-2---2-3-5-|-----------5-|-2---2-3-5-|
D|------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
A|------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
E|------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|

   Bb      Bb      F   F       C     C         Gm
e|---------------|-----------|---------------|---------|
B|-3\2/3---3-----|-----------|-3/5---5-3-----|---------|
G|-----------5-3-|-2---2-3-5-|-----------4-2-|-0-------|
D|---------------|-----------|---------------|---------|
A|---------------|-----------|---------------|---------|
E|---------------|-----------|---------------|---------|
                                                 (Well)

[Verse 3] 1:40
Gm              Gm                 Gm            Gm
  Well I had to phone someone so I picked on you-ou-ou,
F                F           F         F
  Hey that's far out, so you heard him too-oo-oo,
C               C          C7             C7      F    Ab Bb
  Switch on the TV, we may pick him up on Channel 2.

[Verse 4] 1:56
Gm              Gm           Gm         Gm
  Look out your window I can see his li-i-ight,
F           F              F      F
  If we can sparkle he may land toni-i-ight,
C                 C             C7                  C7
  Don't tell your papa or he'll get us locked up in fright.
A    N.C.   G    N.C.

[Chorus 2] 2:15
          F      F   Dm             Dm
There's a star - man waiting in the sky,
     Am               C
He'd like to come and meet us,
       C7                   C7
But he thinks he'd blow our minds.
          F      F   Dm             Dm
There's a star - man waiting in the sky,
     Am             C
He's told us not to blow it,
          C7                C7
'Cause he knows it all worthwhile. He told me,
Bb        Bbm               F         D7
 "Let the children lose it,   let the children use it,
Gm            C
  Let all the children boogie."

[Chorus 3] 2:42
F       F   Dm             Dm
    Starman waiting in the sky,
     Am               C
He'd like to come and meet us,
       C7                   C7
But he thinks he'd blow our minds.
          F      F   Dm             Dm
There's a star - man waiting in the sky,
     Am             C
He's told us not to blow it,
          C7                 C7
'Cause he knows its all worthwhile. He told me,
Bb        Bbm               F         D7
 "Let the children lose it,   let the children use it,
Gm            C
  Let all the children boogie."

[Outtro solo] 3:08
   Bb   Bb      F   F       C     C       F   F
e|------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
B|-3----3-----|-----------|-3/5---5-3---|-----------|
G|--------5-3-|-2---2-3-5-|-----------5-|-2---2-3-5-|
D|------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
A|------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
E|------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|

Bb  Bb       F   F        C   C        F   F
La, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la
(keep repeating solo, singing la on each note)

Bb  Bb       F   F        C   C        F   F
La, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la

Bb  Bb       F   F        C   C        F   F
La, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la
(additional lead solo over top)

Bb  Bb       F   F        C   C        F   F
La, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la
(fading)

Bb  Bb       F   F        C   C        F   F
La, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la

Bb  Bb       F   F        C   C        F   F
La, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la

[End] 4:12

            
            
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oliviasfair 10 Aug 07, 2017 09:23 AM

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