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David Bowie – The Cygnet Committee tab
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. # #------------------------------------------------------------------------------## From: winston campbell
Subject: THE CYGNET COMMITTEE by David Bowie This song took me two hours to figure out. It is probably, in my opinion, one of the greatest David Bowie songs. It is off of -Space Oddity- and quite a track coming in at over nine minutes. It is quite a piece moving through so many key changes and other things. Those are things characteristic of -Space Oddity-, figuring out songs off that album is quite difficult. I was quite frustrated trying to get some of it but now that I got all of it, I am quite proud and happy I did it. I am typing this on a word processor program that does not show any quotation or apostrophe marks. So to not cause any confusion on the lyrics, I will use a ~ for an apostrophe and ~~ for both open and closed quotation marks. I took the lyrics right off of the album and even capitalized a lot of things that were capitalized on the album sleeve. I hope you enjoy this, (it took me a really strenuous long time to do but I did enjoy doing it anyway): THE CYGNET COMMITTEE by David Bowie D D/C I bless you madly Bm Bb D Sadly as I tie my shoe D/C I love you badly Bm Bb D D/C Just in time, at times, I guess Bm Bb D D/C Because of you I need to rest Bm Bb D Because it~s you that sets the test Eb Bbm So much has gone and little is new Bbm A And as the sparrow sings F# Dawn chorus for Bbm Someone else to hear Bbm A The thinker sits alone F# Bbm Growing older And so bitter F Bbm ~~I gave Them life, I gave Them all C Fm They drained my very soul...dry F Bbm I crushed my heart to ease Their pains C Fm Ab No thought for me remains there Bbm Db Nothing can they spare C What of me? Am F Who praised Their efforts to be free? G C Words of strength and care and sympathy Am F I open doors that would have blocked their way G C I braved Their cause to guide for little pay Am F I ravaged at my finanace just for Those G C Those whose claims were steeped in peace, tranquility Am F Those who said a new world, new ways ever free G C Those whose promises stretched in hope and grace for me.~~ Am F G D D/C I bless you madly Bm Bb D Sadly as I tie my shoe D/C I love you badly Bm Bb D D/C Just in time, at times, I guess Bm Bb D D/C Because of you I need to rest Bm Bb D Because it~s you that sets the test Eb Bbm So much has gone and little is new Bbm A And as the sunrise stream F# Bbm Flickers on me Bbm A My friends talk of glory, untold dream F# Bbm Where all is God and God is just a word F Bbm ~~We had a friend, a talking man C Fm Who spoke of many powers that he had F Bbm Not of the best of men but Ours C Fm Ab We used him, We let him use his powers Bbm Db We let him fill our needs C Now we are strong. Am F And the road is coming to its end G C Now the damned have not time to make amends Am F No purse of token fortunes stands in Our way G C The silent guns of love will blast the sky Am F We broke the ruptured structure build of age G C Our weapons were tongues of crying rage Am F Where money stood we planted seeds of rebirth G C And stabbed the backs of fathers, sons of dirt Am Infiltrated business cesspools F Hating through Our sleeves G Yea, and We slit the Catholic throat C Stoned the poor on slogans as: -Wish You Could Hear- Am -Love Is All We Need- -Kick Out The Jams- -Kick Out Your Mother- F -Cut Up Your Friend- G -Screw Up Your Brother or He~ll Get You In the End- C Am And We Know the Flag of Love is from Above F And We Can Force You to Be Free G C And We Can Force You to Believe.~~ Am And I close my eyes and tighten up my brain F For I once read a book in which the lovers were slain G For they Knew not the words of the Free States~ refrain, It said: C ~~I Believe in the Power of Good Am I Believe in the State of Love F I Will Fight For the Right to be Right G C I Will Kill for the Good of the Fight for the Right to be Right.~~ Am F And I open my eyes to look around G And I see a child laid slain on the ground C Am As a love machine lumbers through desolation rows F G Ploughing down man, woman, listening to its command C But not hearing anymore- Am F Not hearing anymore G Just the shrieks from the old rich C And I Want to Believe G In the madness that calls ~Now~ C And I Want to Believe G That a light is shining through somehow Bb And I Want to Believe F And You Want to Believe C And We Want to Believe G And We Want to Live Ab Oh, We Want to Live Bb We Want to Live C We Want to Live (marching-type beat configuration appears) G We Want to Live Ab We Want to Live Bb We Want To Live C I Want to Live G I Want to Live Ab I Want to Live Bb I Want to Live C I Want to Live G I Want to Live Ab Live Bb Live C Live (it continues with the G-Ab-Bb-C chords until it fades) The Chords Used Are: E A D G B E ----------- D x x 0 2 3 x D/C x 3 x 2 3 x Bm x 2 4 4 3 2 Bb x 1 3 3 3 x Eb x 6 5 3 4 3 Bbm x 1 3 3 2 1 A x 0 2 2 2 0 F# 2 4 4 3 2 2 F 1 3 3 2 1 1 C x 3 2 0 1 0 Fm 1 3 3 1 1 1 Ab 4 6 6 5 4 4 Db x 4 6 6 6 x Am x 0 2 2 1 0 G 3 2 0 0 0 3 Make sure to play the marching chords at the end in barre form. And that is pretty much it. Please send my email and comment if you find any errors or anything else not of that nature. Bye-bye. (This thing came out a bit screwed up, especially with the chords above the words, but I hope you get the idea)