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CHANGES (Bassline)

As recorded by David Bowie
(From the 1971 Album HUNKY DORY)

Words and Music by David Bowie

Transcribed by Slowhand


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


 Intro
  Q=110
 4/4
  Gtr I
  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|-3--------|-4--------|-5--------|-6----|
|----------|----------|----------|------|


                     Intro 2 & Interlude
  e e e e e e e e     e e E E e e E E   e e e e e e e e   e e E E e e E E
|-----------------||----------2-2-4-2-|-----------------|---------2-2-4-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||o-0-0-3-4---------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-3-4---------|
|-----------------||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                    1st & 2nd Verses
  e e e e e e e e    H    +E  E E E   H    +E  E E E   Q.   E +Q   E E
|-----------------||------------5---|----------------|------5-(5)------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||----------5---5-|-2----(2)-2-3-5-|-3-----------3-4-|
|-----------------||-3----(3)-------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||----------------|----------------|-----------------|


  Q.   E Q  E E   H    +E  E E E   H    +E  E E E   Q.   E +E  E E E
|---------------|------------5---|------------5---|------------------|
|-5----5-3--2-0-|----------5---5-|-2----(2)-2---5-|-3----3-(3)---3-4-|
|---------------|-3----(3)-------|----------------|------------3-----|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|


  Q.   E +E  E Q    Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q.   E +E  E E E
|-----------------|----4-5------7-|------9------8-|------7-(7)-7-----|
|-5----5-(5)------|-----------7---|----9------8---|--------------7-6-|
|------------5-3--|-3------5------|-7------6------|-5----------------|
|-----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|


  Q.   E +E  Q  E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E   H    +E  Q  E
|-----------------|------5------7-|------9------8-|---------------|
|-5----5-(5)------|----5------7---|----9------8---|---------------|
|------------5--4-|-3------5------|-7------6------|-5----(5)-5--5-|
|-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|


                  Chorus
  Q.   E Q.   E    Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E
|---------------||-5----5-4----4-|-2----2--------|---------------|
|-5----5-3----3-||---------------|--------5----5-|-3----3-2----2-|
|---------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|


                                          1.
 2/4      3/4                                       4/4
  Q.   E   Q  Q  Q    H.        Q  Q  Q    H.        +W
|--------|-2--0--3--|---------|----------|---------|---------||
|--------|----------|-3-------|-2--0-----|---------|--------o||
|-5----5-|----------|---------|-------0--|-3-------|-(3)----o||
|--------|----------|---------|----------|---------|---------||


                   Bridge
  2.
  Q.   E +Q   Q     Q.   E +E  Q  E   Q.   E +E  E E E
|----------------||-----------------|------------------|
|------0-(0)--2--||-3----3-(3)----0-|-3----3-(3)-------|
|-3--------------||------------3----|------------0-2-3-|
|----------------||-----------------|------------------|


  Q.   E +E  E S E S   Q.   E +E  E E E
|--------------5-5-5-|-5----5-(5)-5-------|
|------------5-------|--------------5-5---|
|-3----3-(3)---------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|


  Q.   E +E  E E E   Q.   E +E  E E E   Q.   E +E  Q  E   E E E E E E E E
|------5-(5)-5-----|------------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-3------------4-5-|-3----3-(3)---3-4-|-5----5-(5)----3-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-||
|------------------|------------3-----|------------5----|-----------------||
|------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------||


 Chorus
                                                 2/4      4/4
  Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E
|-5----5-4----4-|-2----2--------|---------------|--------|----------------|
|---------------|--------5----5-|-3----3-2----2-|--------|-5----5-3----3--|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-5----5-|----------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|--------|----------------|


                                                 2/4
  Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E
|-5----5-4----4-|-2----2--------|---------------|--------|
|---------------|--------5----5-|-3----3-2----2-|-0----0-|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|--------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|--------|


 3/4
  Q  Q  Q    H.        Q  Q  Q    H.        Q  Q  Q    H.
|-2--0--3--|---------|----------|---------|-2--0--3--|-------|
|----------|-3-------|-2--0-----|---------|----------|-3-----|
|----------|---------|-------0--|-3-------|----------|-------|
|----------|---------|----------|---------|----------|-------|


            4/4
  Q  Q  Q    W          H    +E  Q.     H    +E  E Q
|----------|----------|---------------|----------------||
|-2--0-----|----------|----------7----|----------5-----||
|-------0--|-3--------|-5----(5)------|-7----(7)---7---||
|----------|----------|---------------|----------------||


 Outro
               H.=H
  H.      Q    H    +E  Q  e   H    E E Q    W          +W
|------------|---------------|-------------|----------|--------*|
|------------|----------7----|-------------|----------|--------*|
|-6-------8--|-5----(5)----5-|-4----4-6-4--|-3--------|-(3)----*|
|------------|---------------|-------------|----------|--------*|


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



Oh yeah
Mm
Still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets and
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
Don't want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time

I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
So the days float through my eyes
But stil the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're going through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
Don't tell them to grow up and out of it
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
Wheres your shame
Youve left us up to our necks in it
Time may change me
But you can't trace time

Strange fascination, fascinating me
Ah changes are taking the pace I'm going through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
Oh, look out you rock n rollers
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
(turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-changes
Pretty soon now you're gonna get a little older
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
I said that time may change me
But I can't trace time

            
            
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