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The Man Who Sold The World bass

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  • This is 100% accurate bass tab from the 1970 album... Show more
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This is 100% accurate bass tab from the 1970 album "The man who sold the world" vinyl version. Was this info helpful? Yes No
The man who sold the world - David Bowie

Bowie´s been a part of me almost all my life. His death encouraged me to write down these bass tabs
which I'll upload from time to time.
Tabbed by Leo Chiurco

[Intro]
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2---|-3---------------------------2---|
A|---------------------------------|-------------3-------3-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-3-----------------------3---2---|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------3-------3-----------|-5---------------------------------------12------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 5 + + + 6 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------7---------------7-------|
D|-----------------------------7---|-----7---------------7-------7---|
A|-5-----------8-------8-----------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-8---------------------------7---|-8-----------------------8---7---|
E|-------------8---8---8-----------|-------------8---8---8-----------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|----------------10-------8-------|
A|-----------------7-----------7---|10----------10-------------------|
E|-8-----------8-------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-7-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-------------0---0-----------0---|-0-------4-------5-----------5---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

[Chorus]
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------7---8---10--|---------------------7---8--10---|
A|---------7---8---10--------------|---------7---8--10---------------|
E|-8--10---------------------------|-8---10--------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------7---9--10---|
D|---------------------7---8---10--|---------7---8--10---------------|
A|---------7---8--10---------------|-8--10---------------------------|
E|-8--10---------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------7---9--10---|
D|---------------------------------|---------7---8--10---------------|
A|-----------------8---------------|-8--10---------------------------|
E|-9-----------9-----------9-------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------2---3---5---|---------------------------------|
D|---------2---3---5---------------|---------------------0---2---3---|
A|-3---5---------------------------|---------0---1---3---------------|
E|---------------------------------|-1---3---------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

[Intro]
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2---|-3---------------------------2---|
A|---------------------------------|-------------3-------3-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-3-----------------------3---2---|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------3-------3-----------|-5---------------------------------------12------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 5 + + + 6 + + +

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

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

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------7---10--|-------------7-----------7-------|
A|-8-----------8-------8-----------|---------------------8-------8---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------8-------|
A|------------10--10-----------7---|---------7------10---------------|
E|-8-------------------------------|-----8---------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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

[Chorus]
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------7---8---10--|---------------------7---8--10---|
A|---------7---8---10--------------|---------7---8--10---------------|
E|-8--10---------------------------|-8---10--------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------7---9--10---|
D|---------------------7---8---10--|---------7---8--10---------------|
A|---------7---8--10---------------|-8--10---------------------------|
E|-8--10---------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------7---9--10---|
D|---------------------------------|---------7---8--10---------------|
A|-----------------8---------------|-8--10---------------------------|
E|-9-----------9-----------9-------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------2---3---5---|---------------------------------|
D|---------2---3---5---------------|---------------------0---2---3---|
A|-3---5---------------------------|---------0---1---3---------------|
E|---------------------------------|-1---3---------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

[Intro]
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2---|-3---------------------------2---|
A|---------------------------------|-------------3-------3-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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

[Chorus]
G|---------------------2---3---5---|---------------------------------|
D|---------2---3---5---------------|---------------------0---2---3---|
A|-3---5---------------------------|---------0---1---3---------------|
E|---------------------------------|-1---3---------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------2---3---5---|---------------------------------|
D|---------2---3---5---------------|---------------------0---2---3---|
A|-3---5---------------------------|---------0---1---3---------------|
E|---------------------------------|-1---3---------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

[Outro]
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2---|-3---------------------------2---|
A|---------------------------------|-------------3-------3-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|-------------------------9---6---|
D|---------------------------------|-7-----------7-------7-----------|
A|-5-----------5-------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-----------------5---5-------5---|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

G|-------------------------9---6---|---------------------------------|
D|-7---7-------7-------7-----------|-------------------------7-------|
A|---------------------------------|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

G|---------------------------------|-5-----------------------5-------|
D|-------------------------7-------|-----7-----------------------7---|
A|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|-------------8-------8-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------7---|-------------------------7-------|
A|-8---8-------8-------8-----------|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

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

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

G|---------------------------------|-----------------7---7-----------|
D|-------------------------7-------|-------------7-----7---------7---|
A|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|-5---5---------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

G|--------------------------5------|-------------------------5-------|
D|-----------------------------7---|-----------------------------7---|
A|-8---8-------8-------8-----------|-8---8-------8-------8-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-------|-------------------------7-------|
A|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|-5---5-------5-------5-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-------|-------------------------7-------|
A|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|-5---5-------5-------5-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

G|--------------------------5------|-------------------------5-------|
D|-----------------------------7---|-----------------------------7---|
A|-8---8-------8-------8-----------|-8---8-------8-------8-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-------|-------------------------7-------|
A|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-------|-------------------------7-------|
A|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

G|--------------------------5------|-------------------------5-------|
D|-----------------------------7---|-----------------------------7---|
A|-8---8-------8-------8-----------|-8---8-------8-------8-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-------|-------------------------7-------|
A|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|-5---5-------5-------5-------8---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +
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