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from David Bowie (1967)

This is an ode to childhood.
Hope you enjoy this catchy bass line, specially the bizarre outro!

Tabbed by Leo Chiurco

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------12------------------|-------------12------------------|
A|-10--------------------12--------|-10--------------------12--------|
E|-------------------------10------|-------------------------10------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------12------------------|-----------------7---------------|
A|-10--------------------12--------|-------------------------7---6---|
E|-------------------------10------|-5-----------5-------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------9---------------|-----------------12--------------|
A|-7-----------7-----------7/------|-10----------10----------10------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|-------------9-------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-7---------------------9---------|-----------------7---------------|
A|-------------------------7---6---|-5-----------5-----------5-------| - (x2)
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Verse 1] "There is a happy land ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------7-------6-------|-5---------------5---4---5---6---|
A|-8-----------8-------------------|-------------5-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------10------|
A|-----------------7-----------7---|---------7-------8-----------8---|
E|-5-----------5-------------------|-5-------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

[Verse 2] "There's a special place ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------7-------6-------|-5---------------5---4---5---6---|
A|-8-----------8-------------------|-------------5-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------10------|
A|-----------------7-----------7---|---------7-------8-----------8---|
E|-5-----------5-------------------|-5-------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----------------3---3-----------|
A|-----------------10--------------|-------------------------5---5---|
E|-8-----------8-----------8-h-10--|-5---5---5-----------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Chorus 1] "Charlie Brown's got half a crown ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-5-----------5---5---------------|-----------------5---------------|
A|---------------------------------|-3-----------3-----------3/------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|-------------------------5-------|---------5---------------9-------|
D|-----------------7---------------|-7-------------------10----------|
A|-8-------7-----------------------|-----------------8-----------7---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

[Verse 3] "Mother calls but we don't hear ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-3-----------3---7-------6-------|-5---------------5---4---5---6---|
A|---------------------------------|-------------5-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------10------|
A|-----------------7-----------7---|---------7-------8-----------8---|
E|-5-----------5-------------------|-5-------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----------------3---3-------3---|
A|-----------------10--------------|-------------------------5-------|
E|-8-----------8-----------8-------|-5---5---5---5-------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

[Chorus 1] "Sissy Steven plays with girls ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-5-----------5---5-----------5---|-----------------5---------------|
A|-------------------------5-------|-3-----------3-----------3/------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|-------------------------5-------|---------5---------------9-------|
D|---------------------------------|-7-------------------10----------|
A|-8-------7-------0---------------|-----------------8-----------7---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

[Verse 4] "There is a happy land ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-3---------------7-------6-------|-5---------------5---4---5---6---|
A|---------------------------------|-------------5-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------10------|
A|-----------------7-----------7---|---------7-------8-----------8---|
E|-5-----------5-------------------|-5-------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-10----------10--10--------------|-10--10------10--10--------------|
E|-------------------------12--10--|-------------------------12--10--|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------10--9-------|
A|-12----------9---12--------------|
E|---------12----------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  

[Bizarre Outro]
G|---------------------------------|---------------------2---4---5---|
D|-----------------------------2---|-------------2-------------------|  |
A|---------3-3-3---0---3---5-------|-0---3---------------------------|  |
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  |
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +    |
                                                                        |  (x2) and fade
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  |
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  |
A|-2-----------0-------2---3---5---|-2-----------0-------------------|  |
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + + 


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 | /  Slide up
 | h  Hammer on

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