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My Death  David Bowie



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[Em]       [Em7]      [Em6]        [Emb6]     [Em]       My [Em7]death waits like[Em6]
[Emb6]       an old [Em]drouin (?)[Em7]
       So [Em6]confident[Emb6]
       I'll go his [Em]way
[Em7]       Whistle to [Em6]him
[Emb6]      and the [D]passing time[Dsus4] [D]
[G]      My death waits [A]like
      a [G]Bible truth[C]
F Am Am\G
at the funeral of my youth
      oh we dr[F]ank for that
      and the p[G]assing time
  [G#m]    My death waits like[F#]
      a witched n[G#m]ight
     as [F#]surely as our love is b[G#m]right
     let's not [F#]think about the [B]passing time
     [Em]But whatever lies [D]behind the door[C]
     there is nothing much to [B]do
Em D C C\B
Angel or Devil I don't care
Am Am\G B
For in front of that door there is you
     [Bb]       [C#]    [Gm]         [Gm]My death waits like
a beggar blind
who sees the world through a ? mind
     throw him a dime for the [F]passing time
     M[Bb]y death waits [C#]there between your t[Bb]highs
     Your cold [G#]fingers will close my [Cm]eyes
     Let's [G#]think of that
Bb 0
And the passing time
     [Bm]My death waits[A]
     to allow my [Bm]friend
     a f[A]ew good  times
     before it e[Bm]nds
     so let's [A]drink to that
     and the [F#]passing time
     [G]but whatever lies [F]behind the door[Eb]
     there is nothing much to [D]do[G]
     Angel or Devil[F] I don't care [Eb]
for in front of that door
     there is [D]you
     [Gm]My death waits there
among the leaves
in magicians mysterious sleeves
rabbits and dogs
     and the [F]passing time
     [Bb]My death waits [C#]there
     among the [Bb]flowers
     where the [G#]blackest shadow [C#m]cowers(?)
     Let's pick [G#]lilacs for the [Bb]passing time
     [Bm]My death waits [A]there
     in a double [Bm]bed
     sails [A]of oblivion
     at my [Bm]head
     so pull up your [A]seats against
     the [F#]passing time
     B[Gm]ut whatever lies [F]behind the door [Eb]
     there is nothing [D]much to do [Gm]
     Angel or Devil [F]
     I don't care  [Eb]
for in front of that door.......
there is

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Mike Barr (report)

Edits for this brillianr song by Jacques Brel
V.1 my death waits like an old Roue
V.3 My Death waits like a witch at night
V.4 who sees the world through an unlit mind
V.8 Lilacs should be Violets
V.9 So pull up the sheets against