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Life On Mars  David Bowie

I[G]t's a g[G/F#]od-awful small a[Dm/F]ffair to the g[E7]irl with the mousy h[Am]air
But her m[Am/G]ummy is yelling [D/F#]"No" and her daddy as told her to [G]go
But her fr[G/F#]iend is nowhere to be [Dm/F]seen
now she w[E7]alks through her sunken d[Am]ream
To the s[Am/G]eat with the clearest [D/F#]view
and she's hooked to the silver s[Bb]creen
But the fi[Bb+]lm is a saddening b[Gm]ore
For she's li[G#]ved it ten times or m[Eb]ore
She could s[G7]pit in the eyes of fo[Cm]ols as they [Eb]ask her to focus on
Sa[C]ilors, fig[F]hting in the dance h[G]all
O[Am]h man! l[Fm]ook at those cavemen g[G]o, [Gm]   it's a freakest s[Dm]how
[Fm]Take a look at the La[C]wman, b[F]eating up the wrong g[G]uy
[Am]Oh man!  [Fm]Wonder if he'll ever kn[G]ow[Gm]   he's in the best selling [Dm]show
[Fm]Is there life on M[Am]ars?[C+] [Am7] [D7] [F] [Gsus4] [D]
It's on Amerika's tortured brow
Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
Cause Lennon's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibeza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Brittania is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
`Cause I wrote it ten times before
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on ...CHORUS
Bb+: 2 2 4 3 3 2 Eb: x 6 5 3 4 3
C+: x 0 2 1 1 0 Gsus4: 3 2 0 0 1 3
Dm/F: 1 x 0 2 3 1
NOTE: For the verse, pick with the following pattern- the base note and
first and second strings all simultaneously, then the third string. For
the chorus, strum.
(from Hunky Dory, 1971)
(sent by Harlan at

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Am Am7 Bb Bb+ C C+ Cm D D/F# D7 Dm Dm/F E7 Eb F Fm G G# G/F# G7 Gm Gsus4

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