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Bowie.
Tabbed by arabiandisco 12 04/08

Just added this as i saw most of other tabs were incomplete and it's a cracking tune. I 
if it's a bit long winded.

INTRO:
slow strumming
e|--0----0----|--0-----------|
B|--8----1----|--3-----------|
G|--0----0----|--0-----------|
D|--9----2----|--4-----------|
A|--10---3----|--5-----------|
E|--x----x----|--x-----------|    (x2)

VERSE 1
Slow strumming
e|--0----0----|--0-----0------|
B|--8----1----|--3-----1------|
G|--0----0----|--0-----2------|
D|--9----2----|--4-----2------|
A|--10---3----|--5-----0------|
E|--x----x----|--x-----x------|

(sometimes last chord is barely audible)

Play above until "Do they smoke astro turf?", then below.

e|--0----0----|--0----0----|--0----0----|--(0)--|
B|--8----1----|--2----3----|--4----5----|--(6)--|
G|--0----0----|--0----0----|--0----0----|--(0)--|
D|--9----2----|--3----4----|--5----6----|--(7)--|
A|--10---3----|--4----5----|--6----7----|--(8)--|
E|--x----x----|--x----x----|--x----x----|-------|  (Last chord barely audible)

Changes to double time for next section
One guitar plays staccato power chords with a couple of jangly strokes here and there

e|------------------------3-----3----|
B|------------------------3-----3----|
G|------------------------4--4--4----|
D|---5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----5-------|
A|---5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----5-------|
E|---3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----3-------|
                          u  d  u
this plays twice with riff over it the second time on another guitar

D|--555-333-222-----|
A|--------------555-|


VERSE 2 (bowie to bowie)

CHORDS
     G5     C5      D5
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------5-------7---------|
D|---5------5-------7---------|
A|---5------3-------5---------|
E|---3------------------------|

G5                             C5
This is bowie to bowie, do you hear me out there man
D5                    C5     G5
This is bowie back to bowie, I read you loud and clear man, woo yeah man
G5                      C5                               D5
Your signals weak on my radar screen, how far out are you man?
               C5                      G5
I'm pretty far out, that's pretty far out man


(BRIDGE change)
half time again, strum out these barre chords, bit of down and up stroking action for 2 bars each

e|--5------7-------8--------|
B|--5------7-------8--------|
G|--5------7-------9--------|
D|--7------9-------10-------|
A|--7------9-------10-------|
E|--5------7-------8--------|

Then they strum out 3 chords for "they think it's pretty cool man" bit. just once each. 
hard to tell where they play on the neck but I use..

e|---------------------------|
B|--12----10----7-----12-----|
G|--12----10----7-----12-----|
D|--12----10----7-----12-----|
A|--10----8-----5-----10-----|
E|---------------------------|

FINAL CHANGE

CHORDS
    F    Am    Cm   Csus4   G     C#    A     D
e|--1-----0-----3-----3-----3-----4-----0-----2--|
B|--1-----1-----4-----6-----3-----6-----2-----3--|
G|--2-----2-----5-----5-----4-----6-----2-----2--|
D|--3-----2-----5-----5-----5-----6-----2-----0--|
A|--3-----0-----3-----3-----5-----4-----0--------|
E|--1-----------------------3--------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|

F                                 Am
Are you okay bowie? What was that sound?
                                    Cm
I dont know man Ill have to turn my ship around
Csus4               G
Oh its the craziest scene
                        C#
I'm picking it up on my LSD screen
                A
Can you see the stratosphere ringing?
D
To the choir of Afronauts singing
G (strum once and let ring)
Bowie’s in space

And there you have it

            
            
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burnthedevice 31 Apr 27, 2008 10:41 AM

Great tab...thank you! I was just wondering: This is tabbed just like they played it in the show, but I just bought the FOTC CD, and at the end of "Bowie", they add the "Let's Dance" style part at the end there. (It was shown during the credits of the "Bowie" episode...they're dancing, and the lyrics are basically "Bowie's in space/Bowie/Bowie/Bowie-Bowie-Bowie-Bowie" (lmao)...anyone know what chords are played during that part? I could just check it myself, but I'm currently being lazy..;)

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The_Fuzz22 51 Aug 11, 2008 05:07 AM

Out of the three available on this site at the moment, this is definitely the most accurate.

Nice one! Dunno why the others have got good ratings... They're plain wrong.

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jameslaney 31 Nov 12, 2008 10:46 AM

reli good tab the only thing i could say was u no the bit when they say "they think it's pretty cool man" the 4 chords ,i think the third 1 and last 1 shud b
e|-----------------|
B|----5-----10-----|
G|----5-----10-----|
D|----5-----10-----|
A|----3-----8------|
E|-----------------|

so overall it shud b
e|---------------------------|
B|--12----10----5-----10-----|
G|--12----10----5-----10-----|
D|--12----10----5-----10-----|
A|--10----8-----3-----8------|
E|---------------------------|

u might disagree but that sounds right to me :]
great tab though!

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