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As recorded by David Bowie

Words and Music by David Bowie

Transcribed by Slowhand

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Trevor Bolder - Bass'

  Gtr I
  W          W          Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E +Q   E E

  Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E +Q   E E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E +Q   E E

 1st Verse
  H    E e S S e   Q  +E  S S E E S S E   Q.   E E E E E   Q  a E E +E  E Q

  H    E E E E   H    E E S S E   Q  +E  S S E E E S S   H    E E E S S

 2nd Verse
  H    E e S S e   Q  +E  S S E E S S E   Q  Q  E E E E   Q  a E E +E  E Q

  H    E E E S S   Q  +E. S E E E E   Q  +E  S S E E E S S   H    S S E E E

  S S S S E  E S S S S E  E   E E E E E E e E   S S S S E  E S S S S E  E

  E E E E E E e E   S S S S E  E S S S S E  E

  E E E E E E e E   E S S E S S +S  S E E E

  e e e e e e E E    Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E +Q   E E   Q  E E Q  E E

                     3rd Verse
           To Coda
  Q.   E +Q   E E     H    E e S S e   Q  +E  S S E E S S E   Q.   E E E E E

  Q  a E E +E  E Q    H    E E E S S   Q  +E. S E E E E   Q  +E  S S E E E S S

   D.S. al Coda &
  H    E E E E     Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E +Q   E E   Q.   E H

             Outro  (Free Tempo)
             2/4      4/4
  W           +H       H    H      +Q   e E H

  +W           +W           W

Duration Legend
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

Oooh yeah
Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with weird and gilly
And the spiders from mars. He played it left hand
But made it too far
Became the special man, then we were ziggy's band

Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo
Like some cat from japan, he could lick 'em by smiling
He could leave 'em to hang
They came on so loaded man, well hung and snow white tan.

So where were the spiders while the fly tried to break our balls
Just the beer light to guide us,
So we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands?

Ooh oh

Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were voodoo
The kids were just crass, he was the nazz
With god given ass
He took it all too far but boy could he play guitar

Making love with his ego ziggy sucked up into his mind
Like a leper messiah
When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band.

Oh yeah
Ziggy played guitaarrrrrr
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