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This Is Not America chords

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Song:    This Is Not America (Single Version)
Artist:  David Bowie with Pat Metheny Group (1985)
Album:   The Falcon & The Snowman OST
URL:     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Not_America;
         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP_oVzNb3Pc
         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_bzqyu_4N0 (Live)
Style:   Jazz-inspired Rock Eulogy
Tuning:  Standard

Capo 3

Chords:
         EADGBe
Em       022000 
Bm/D     XX0432
Cmaj7    X32000
Em6/C#   X45450
F#m7     242222
Gmaj7    320002
Em7      022030
Am7      X02010
Bm       X24432
Bm7      X24232
Em       022000
Fm       XX3111
Cm/D#    XX1013
Fm6/D    XX0111
Gm7      353333   
C#maj7   X46564   
G#maj7   465544
A#m7     X13121


INTRO:(Bass Riff 1, over) x3
g||—————————————————|————-————————|——————-———-——|—————————————|
D||—————————————————|—————-———————|——————————-——|—————————————|
A||—-10——10^10——10——|—-8—-8^8-—8——|——6-–6^6–-6——|—-8—-8^8-—8——|
E||—————————————————|——————-——————|—————-———————|—————————————|


INTRO:
Em            Bm/D  Cmaj7 Bm/D
This is not America
          Em7     
[Sh-la-la-la]


VERSE 1:
                  Bm/D  Cmaj7
A little piece of you,
                    Bm/D  Cmaj7
The little peace in me.
     Em  Bm/D
Will die,
    Cmaj7            Bm/D  Em
For this is not America.


BRIDGE 1:
              Bm/D                 Cmaj7
Blossom fails to bloom,this season.
               Bm/D      Em   Bm/D
Promise not to stare,too long.
    Em6/C#                F#m7
For this is not a miracle.


VERSE 2:
Gmaj7       Em7
There was a time,
  Cmaj7              Am7
A storm that blew so pure.
Bm
For this could be the biggest sky,
    Bm7
And I could have,
                  Em6/C#
The faintest idea.


CHORUS 1:
                Cmaj7   Bm7
For this is not America.
Em           Bm/D     
[Sh-la-la-la]
          Em6/C#    
[Sh-la-la-la]
Bm/D 
[Sh-la-la-la]


:: KEY CHANGE - Step Up 1+ ::


BRIDGE 2:
Fm          Cm/D#    C#maj7 
This is not America, no -
            Cm/D#
This is not -
          Fm    
[Sh-la-la-la]


VERSE 3:
Fm
Snowman melting,
Cm/D#
From the inside.
C#maj7    
Falcon spirals,
Cm/D#  Fm     Cm/D#
To the ground.
C#maj7
So bloody red,
           Cm/D#    
Tomorrow’s clouds.


BRIDGE 3:
Fm                  Cm/D#  C#maj7
A little piece of you,
                    Cm/D#  Cmaj7
The little peace in me.
     Fm  Cm/D#
Will die,
    Fm6/D            Gm7  
For this is not America.


VERSE 4:
G#maj7           Fm
There was a time,
C#maj7              A#m7
A wind that blew so young.
Cm7
For this could be the biggest sky,
                                   Fm6/D
And I could have the faintest idea.


CHORUS 2:
Fm             C#maj7  Cm7
But his is not America, 
 Fm          Cm/D#  
[Sh-la-la-la]
          C#maj7 
[Sh-la-la-la]
Cm/D#
[Sh-la-la-la]


CODA & BRIDGE 4: X2
Fm           Cm/D#     C#maj7 
This is not America, no - 
            Cm/D#
This is not,
Fm           Cm/D#     C#maj7 
This is not America, no - 
            Cm/D#
This is not.
[Cm/D#] (Hold & Fade) x4


[End]


NOTES:
1.  I commenced to undertake a TAB of the ‘Extended Version 3’ of this song but found the long rambling 
arrangement difficult to TAB.  Moreso, when it's a terrible edit and clumsy insertion of Bowies lyrics.  
Hence, I have deferred and attempted to capture the essence of the original Pat Metheny Group arrangement, 
as depicted on the ’Single’ version.
2.  Just to make it more accessible, take note of the UG ’simplify chords’ button on the left-hand side. :-R  
 










            
            
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delb0y1967 3,615 Jan 29, 2016 08:37 AM

VERY nicely done Rik! Easiest 5 stars I have dished out today my friend :)
All the very best,
Del

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blackvester 10 Jan 20, 2017 07:25 PM

Great... only, Am7 listed at the top as X13121 should be X02010.

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rikigo 3,290 Jan 20, 2017 08:34 PM

Tx blackvester, for those sharp 'ears'. I copied and pasted, A#m7 without correcting. All the best! :-R

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