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Ziggy st   David Bowie


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Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie. Transcribed by Johnny Birchett


I just found this site a few days ago and boy was I happy. I got Richard Ashley's 
version of Ziggy even tho I knew how to play it already, but I couldn't decipher 
the words. I will maybe put Stone Love or Rock -n- Roll Suicide up here later. 
Definitely, I will put some Lemonheads on.

Just some disclaimers. There is a lot more going on here that I don't have time
to transcribe, but this will give you the basics, as correct as I know them, any

Well, this is the way i play Ziggy Stardust.
The intro is played with first position chords and MONDO distortion.
Intro:

3---3-----2--3--2--3--2----0----0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
3---3-----3--3--3--3--3----3----3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--
0---0-----2-----------2----0-------------0-------------0-----------
0---0-----0-----------0----2-------------0-------------2-----------
2---2----------------------3-------------2-------------0-----------
3---3--------------------------------------------------------------
*NOTE: Let everything ring out forever to get a REAL grungy sound.

Verses: (These lyrics are from Richard's post. I wouldn't swear to Bowie or Stipe lyrics)

G                    Bm                             C               C/G-C          D
Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Wierd and Gilly, and the Spiders from Mars.
                                                                                               
                    G                    Em              Am                       C
He played it left hand, but made it too far, became the special man, then we were Ziggy's fans.

G                    Bm                                   C                    C/G - C    D
Ziggy really sang, with screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo, like some cat from Japan.

                           G                         Em                 Am                          C
He could lick 'em by smiling, he could leave 'em to hang; he came on so loaded, man. Well-hung and snow-white tan.

Chorus (power chords, 6th string):

    A           G              F        G
             So where were the Spiders?
    A                 G            F               G
            While the fly tried to break our bones.
    A                G                  F          G
            Just the beer light to guide us.    So we
    D                                    E
    bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands...
(Here's a tab-like view of the power chord chorus)    
(D)|7-7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5        (Don't bother counting)
(A)|7-7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-5-5------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5        (the dashes, I am not )
(E)|5-5-5-5-5-----3-3-3-3-3------1-0-1-0-1-0-1-3        (even pretending to   )
(After third time, go to---)                            (indicate timing. :)  )
(G)|7----------------------9--------------------
(D)|7----------------------9--------------------                      
(A)|5----------------------7--------------------

                                                                                
The rest of the song pretty much repeats. The end is a Cadd9 (Ziggy played...)
to a G (gui-tar....).
One of the fun things to do with this song is play around with harmonics. Hard
to go wrong. :)
Hope this helped some. I will probably post some more now that I have found
this place.
-=Marc, Arch of Igor=-


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