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Bewlay Brothers  David Bowie



And so the st[D]ory goes they wore the clothes
They said the[D] things to make it seem imp[Em]robable[A]
The whale of[D] a lie like they hope it [D]was[Em] [A]
And the G[D]oodmen of Tomorrow
Had [D]their feet in the wallow
And thei[Em]r heads of Brawn, were nicer shorn
And h[A]ow they bought their positions with sacc[D]harin and trust.[D]
The world[Em] was asleep to our laten[A]t fuss.[D] [D]
[Em]Sighing the swirl through the streets
Like the [A]crust of the sun
[Bm]The Bewlay Brothers
in our Wi[A]ngs that Bark
Flashing t[G]eeth of Brass
Standing t[F#]all in the dark
Oh, We were G[Em]one-----
Hanging out with your Dw[G]arf Men
We were so turned [Em]on
By your lack of Co[G]nclusions
[D]  [D]  [Em]   [A7]   I was Stone and he was Wax
So he could scream and still relax, unbelievable
And we frightened the small children away
And our talk was old and dust would flow
Thru our veins and Lo! it was midnight
Back o' the kitchen door
Like the grim face on the Cathedral floor
And the solid book we wrote
Cannot be found today
It was stalking time for the Moonboys
The Bewlay Brothers
With our backs on the arch
In the Devil-may-be-here
But He can't sing above that
Oh, We were Gone
Real Cool Traders
We were so Turned On
You thought we were Fakers
[D]  [D]  [Em]   [A7]   Now the dress is hung, the ticket pawned
the Factor Max that proved the fact
is melted down,
And woven on the edging of my pillow
Now my Brother lays upon the Rocks
He could be dead. He could be not,
He could be You.
He's Camelian, comedian Corinthian and Caricature
"Shooting-up Pie-in-the-Sky"
The Bewlay Brothers
In the feeble and the Bad
The Bewlay Brothers
In the Blessed and Cold
In the Crutch-hungry dark
Was where we flayed our Mark
Oh, We were Gone
Kings of Oblivion
We were so Turned On
In the Mind-Warp Pavilion
[Bm]Lay me Place and [A]bake me Pie
I'm st[G]arving for me Gr[Em]avy
[Bm]Leave my shoes, and do[A]or unlocked
I mi[G]ght just slip aw[Em]ay
Just for the D[F]ay, Hey!               (Repeat last 2 lines into fade)
Please come A[Bm]way, Hey!
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Edwin Ostrin University of Texas at Austin
Hofstadter's Law : It always takes longer than you expect, even when
you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
-- Douglas Hofstadter, _Godel,_Escher,_Bach_
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Russ_L68 (report)

The List of ""5 popular songs.(in the upper right corner of the web page)..Blocks the chords belonging to the song I'm trying to learn!!!!!!!!

erielhonan (report)

More or less correct version here - http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Backstage/3020/Hunky.html#Bewlay



Problems with this version -
- first verse, third line - doesn't go to D till the word "hope"

- Oh we were G[Asus-d to A]one should be G[Em/A]one

- chords for outro ("lay me place...") should be Bm - C5 - F - Bm (then Bm - F on the "Please come away/Just for today" fade)

- Little riff that gets played 2x at intro, 1x between verses:
|2--2--2-3-2--------0--0-0--0--0--0--0-|
|3--3--------3------0--0-0--2--2--2--2-|
|2--2---------------0--0-0--0--0--0--0-|
|0--0---------------2-------2--2--2--2-|
|-------------------2-------0--0-------|
|---------------0---0------------------|
The end of that is more like strumming around the high strings on A7 - get the rhythm from the recording.

- outside this riff, the [A]s in this version of the tab can be swapped for [A7]s. I like to play it as mostly A7, throwing an A in here or there to make a line sound stronger & less wistful.

OutBreak23 (report)

the last section is still wrong but the guitar is so far under the lyrics its hard to hear whats going on. the correct chords can be found i Bowie's Ziggy music book