Sweet Thing

David Bowie

 CD/CCD/CC
(VERSE 1)
 D/CCD/CC
It's safe in the city, to love in a doorway           
 DEmD
To wrangle some screens from the door                 
 CD/CCD/C
And isn't it me, putting pain in a stranger?          
 CDEm
Like a portrait in flesh, who trails on a leash
 DCD/CCD/C
 Will you see that I'm scared and I'm lonely?
 CDEm
So I'll break up my room, and yawn and I 
 DBm
Run to the center of things,

Where the knowing one says

(CHORUS)
 DmAmG
 Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing
 DmAmFG
 Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing, sweet thing           
 DmAm/CG/BG
If you want it, boys, get it here, thing              
 DmAmFGC
'Cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing      

(VERSE 2)
 D/CC
I'm glad that you're older than me                    
 D/CC
Makes me feel important and free                      
 DEmD
Does that make you smile, isn't that me?              
 CD/CCD/C
I'm in your way, and I'll steal every moment          
 CD
If his trade is a curse, then I'll bless you
 EmDBm
And turn to the crossroads of hamburgers, and

(CHORUS)
 DmAmG
 Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing
 DmAmFG
 Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing, sweet thing           
 DmAm/CG/BG
If you want it, boys, get it here, thing              
 DmAmFG
'Cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing

(GUITAR SOLO)
 DF#mBmBb
 DGm/DDGm/D
 DF#mBmBb
 DGm/DDGm/DD
"CANDIDATE"

(SAX AND GUITAR SOLOS)
 DmAmG
 DmAmG
 DmAmG
 DmAmG
 DmAmG
 DmAm
I'll make you a deal, like any other candidate
 G
We'll pretend we're walking home 'cause your future's at stake
 DmAm
My set is amazing, it even smells like a street
 G
There's a bar at the end where I can meet you and your friend
 DmAmG
 Someone scrawled on the wall "I smell the blood of les tricoteuses"  

Who wrote up scandals in other bars
 DmAm
I'm having so much fun with the poisonous people
 G
Spreading rumours and lies and stories they made up

 DmAm
 Some make you sing and some make you scream
 G
 One makes you wish that you've never been seen
 DmAm
But there's a shop on the corner that's selling paper mache
 G
Making bulletproof faces, Charlie Manson, Cassius Clay
 DmAmG
If you want it, boys, get it here, thing

 DmAm
So you scream out of line "I want you! I need you!
 G
 Anyone out there? Any time?"
 DmAm
 Tres butch little number whines "Hey dirty, I want you
 G
When it's good, it's really good, and when it's bad I go to pieces"
 DmAmG
If you want it, boys, get it here, thing

 DmAm
Well, on the street where you live I could not hold up my head
 G
For I put all I have in another bed
 DmAm
On another floor, in the back of a car
 G
In the cellar like a church with the door ajar
 DmAm
Well, I guess we must be looking for a different kind
 G
But we can't stop trying 'til we break up our minds
 DmAm
'Til the sun drips blood on the seedy young nights
 G
Who press you on the ground while shaking in fright
 DmAm
I guess we could cruise down one more time
 G
With you by my side, it should be fine
 DmAm
We'll buy some drugs and watch a band
 G
Then jump in the river holding hands

"SWEET THING (reprise)"

(SAX SOLO)
 DmAmG
 DmAmG
 DmAm/CG
If you want it, boys, get it here, thing
 DmAmFGC
'Cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing      

VERSE 3
 D/CCD/CC
Is it nice in your snow storm, freezing your brain?   
 DEmD
Do you think that your face looks the same?           
 CD/CCD/C
Then let it be, it's all I ever wanted                
 CD
Its a street with a deal, and a taste
 EmDGA/G
Its got claws, its got me, its got you                

(OUTRO)
 GA/GGA
Bbmaj13#11* Fmaj13*

Bbmaj13#11* Fmaj13*

Bbmaj13#11* C6/9* D(add9)*

E (more or less, there are alot of #9's, dominant 7's, and
such in the bass. E5 would be the safest bet here).

Any questions? Email me. (riley.90@osu.edu)
(www.freeyellow.com/members2/glendor/domain.html)

Bo Riley
riley.90@osu.edu
www.freeyellow.com/members2/glendor/domain.html
Oh, rain-BOWS. Yeah, I like those. Those are coo.


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