Ziggy stardust David Bowie
Received: from animal-farm.nevada.edu by redrock.nevada.edu (5.65c/M1.4) with SMTP id ; Mon, 22 Feb 1993 00:20:21 -0800 Received: from Uctvax.UCT.AC.ZA by animal-farm.nevada.edu id ; Mon, 22 Feb 1993 00:20:10 -0800 Received: from Uctvax.UCT.AC.ZA by Uctvax.UCT.AC.ZA (PMDF #2607 ) id ; Mon, 22 Feb 1993 10:03:42 +0200 Date: 22 Feb 1993 10:03:41 +0200 To: email@example.com Message-Id: X-Envelope-To: firstname.lastname@example.org X-Vms-To: IN%"email@example.com" Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie I discovered this site about a week ago and have already ftp'd about 50 songs off it. So I thought I should try to repay the contributors in some way. This is my first posting to 'nevada'. As you may be able to guess from the chords that follow, I am a real amateur guitar player. I have a cheap accoustic and I know only the basic chords. The way I worked this out, was to try all the chords I knew, until something sounded OK. The recording I used was the demo version on the 1990 re-release of the Ziggy StaRdust album. This re-release has the demo version (totally accoustic) as a bonus track. Please send me corrections to chords. Things I'm not sure about... - the D on 'Mars' in the first line (and at similiar places) - the D on 'break up the band' & 'crush his sweet hand' Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie ============================== [power section] number above chord shows # beats to hold chord 2 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 2 3 1 3 1 3 1 4 G G | D D* D D* D | F F | C C | D D 4 (play four times) G Bm Ziggy played guitar, jamming good C D with Wierd and Gilly and the Spiders from Mars. G Bm He played it left hand, but made it too far C D became the special man, and we were Ziggy's band. G Bm Ziggy really sang, with screwed up eyes and C D screwed down hairdo like some cat from Japan. G Bm He could lick 'em by smiling, he could leave 'em to hang. C D He came on so loaded man, well hung and snow-white tan. A G F F* F F* F F* F G But where were the spiders, A G F F* F F* F F* F G while the fly tried to break our balls. A G F F* F F* F F* F Just the beer light to guide us. G D And so we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands. [power section]X2 G Bm Ziggy played for time, jiving us that C D we were voodoo and the kids was just crass. G Bm He was the nazz with God-given ass. C D He took it all too far but boy could he play guitar. A G F F* F F* F F* F G Making love with his ego, A G F F* F F* F F* F G Ziggy sucked up into his mind A G F F* F F* F F* F G Like a leper messiah. G D When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band. [power section repeated to fade] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Chords used: G Bm C D D* A F F* e | 3 2 0 2 3 5 1 0 b | 3 3 1 3 3 5 1 0 g | 4 4 0 2 2 6 2 2 d | 5 4 2 0 0 7 3 3 a | 5 2 3 x x 7 3 3 e | 3 2 3 x x 5 1 0 NOTES: on D* and F* D* is used in the [power] section. I play a normal D and used my 'pinky' on the 3rd fret on alternate strums to acheive the (D D* D D* etc) sound on the record. I think D* is actually Dsus but I'm not sure. F* is used in the chorus. I pay the F chord as a barre chord (see tab above) and lift my first (barre) finger on alternate strums. I guess you really have to listen to the record to get the [chorus] and [power] sections timed/played correctly. Anyway, there it is. By no means an expert opinion, but it seems to impress my flat-mate. Have fun. Richard Ashley (U.C.T.) South Africa =============================================================================== PS. Coming soon: Psycho Killer - Talking Heads Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel My MOST WANTED list Starman - David Bowie Put it there - Paul McCartney Thanks in antici - pation. Richard
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