David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars tab

The "ziggy stardust" album by david bowie

I do not take credit for this but the other version posted is not very good


Five Years
|:G               |                  |                |          G  F# |bass
           Pushing through the market square,
                A  girl my age went   off her head


|Em               |                  |                |                |
               so  many mothers sighing
          hit some tiny children (no C 2nd time)

|A                |                  |                |          G  A  |
              News had just come over                            we had
       If the black had not pulled her off                           I

|C                |                  |                |C     Bm     Am |
 five years               left   to   cry in      
 think        she        would  have  killed them

|G                |                  |                |          G   F#|
          News guy wept  and   told   us                    
              A soldier with a broken arm                     fixed his 

|Em               |                  |                |                |
 Earth               was really       dying
 stare      to the wheels  of  a      Cadillac

|A                |                  |                |          G  A  |
      Cried   so    much his face was wet,                       then I 
      A cop knelt   and kissed    the feet of a priest            and a 

|C                |                  |                |  C    Bm   Am  |
knew                  he   was    not lying                   I  heard
queer     threw up        at    the  sight of that

|G                |                  |                |         Bm F#m |
 telephones        opera house,      favourite melodies       I  saw
 I think I saw you             in an  ice  cream  parlour 

|Em               |                  |                |                |
 boys,             toys electric      irons    and T.V's            My
     drinking milk shakes    cold and long

|A                |                  |                |                |
 brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare.....      I had to
  Smiling   and    waving      and     looking    so  fine

|C                |                  |                |                |
I had to cram so many things to store evrything in there and all the fat
Don't think you knew      you were in this song       |(next section)

|Am               |                  |C               |                |
 skinny people                             and all the tall      short 

|Am               |                  |C               |  C   Bm   Am   |
 people                                    And all the no    bod   y 

|G                |                  |C              |       G    Am   |
 people                                   and all the some   bod   y

|D7               |                  |                |                |
 people                I never thought I'd need         so   man   y 

|Am               |                  |C               |  C     Bm  Am :|
 people                                                 (back to start)


(Continued from above)
|C                |                  |                |   C   Bm   Am  |
Don't think you knew      you were in this song         And  it   was

|G                |                  |                |        G   F#m |
 cold       and it rained        so I felt  like   an  actor      and I

|Em               |                  |                |                |
 thought      of   Ma           and I wanted to get    back there  your

|A                |                  |                |                |
 face         your race           the  way  that  you  talk           I

|C                |                  |                |                |
 kiss you, you're  beautiful,      I   want  you   to  walk    We  got

|:G               |                  |                |                |
 Five              years               stuck  on   my  eyes

|Em               |                  |                |                |
 Five              years                what  a   surprise,     We  got

|A                |                  |                |                |
 Five             years          my   brain hurts a lot          We got 

|C                |                  |                |               :|
 Five             years              that's all we've got        We got 

+++++++++++++++++++++

Soul Love 4/4 time except *=2/4 time
|G               |                 |                   |*        |
 Stone            love         she kneels before the grave,   A
 New              love           a  boy and girl are talking
                                                          bass
|Em              |                 |                   |* g  f#  |
 brave            son           who gave his life to save     the 
 new              words         that only they can share      in

|C               |                 |                   |                |
 slo              gan          that hovers between the headstone and her 
 new              words         a love so strong it tears their hearts to

|G               |Bm               |Am                 |D               |
 eyes.............. for they penetrate her grieving.....
 sleep............. thru the .. hour   of morning.......
                          fleeting  

|Am               |                 |Em                |                 |
Love is careless  in its choosing    sweeping   over     cross n   baby

|F                |C                |D                 |                 |
Love descends on those defenceless   Idiot love will    spark the fusion

|C                |D7               |G7                |C                |
Inspiration have   I none, just to  touch the flaming dove

|Cm               |G                |Dsus4             |D7               |
 All I have is my  love of love and love is not loving....

Solo (SAX)  |G x4 |Em x4 |C x4 |G  |Bm  |Am  |D  |as in verse

|A               |                 |                   |*        |
 Soul             love        the priest that tastes the word and
 La               la      
|F#m             |                 |                   |*        |
 told          of love          and how my God on high...      is

|D               |                 |                   |                |
 all              love       though reaching up my lone...liness   e.....

|A               |C#m               |Bm                 |E               |
volves............. by the blindness that  surrounds him....

|Bm               |                 |F#m                |                |
Love is careless  in its choosing    sweeping   over     cross n   baby

|G                |D                |E                 |                 |
Love descends on those defenceless   Idiot love will    spark the fusion

|D                |E7               |A7                |D                |
Inspiration have   I none, just to  touch the flaming dove

|Dm               |A                |Esus4             |E7               |
 All I have is my  love of love and love is not loving....

|A---------------|-----------------|----------------|*-------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------||2~--------------|4~-------------2-|2---4-4~----7-6~-----4---||----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------|
la la etc |F#m-------------|-----------------|----------------|*-------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------||2~--------------|4~-------------2-|2---4-4~----7\6~-----4---||----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|--------|
|D---------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|-----------------|--4---4~----7\6~-----4---4-2-4---||2~--------------|4~-------------2-|2---------------|----------------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
|A---------------|C#m--------------|Bm--------------|E---------------||5~--------------|2-3---5---3-2h3p2|----------------|----------------||----------------|-----------------|4~--------------|----------------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|repeat, second time start the la la
+++++++++++++++++++++++++ Moonage Daydream |D D |F#m F#m | I'm an alligator I'm a mama-papa coming for Don't fake it baby Lay the real thing on |Bm |Bm/A | you.... I'm the space inva.....der... me.... The Church of mad love.. |E |G | .... I'll be a rock 'n' rollin' bitch for ... Is such a holy place to be.. ... |G | | you.................. keep your mouth shut... Make me baby. |D | | ....... you're squawking like a big monkey bird ....... make me know you really care |F#m | | ................ and I'm busting up my brains..... ................ make me jump into the air..... |Bm |Bm/A | for the words... ....... |E |E | |G |Bm |E |E | Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe Put your ray gun to my....... head Press your space face close to mine love |D E Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah!
Instrumental (this is how I play it on the guitar) Bm A G F#m |--------------|------------|-------------|---------------|repeat---|--------------|------------|-------------|---------------|then-----|7~7776767~4---|6~6664646~--|4~4443434~---|2h33333/666666~|7~-hold--|-------or-9---|----------7-|----------5--|---------------|---------|--------------|------------|-------------|---------------|--chorus-|--------------|------------|-------------|---------------|---------
Mick's famous solo follows the above chord pattern. Correction sent by Mark The Bm in the verse is better actually with a B major. On the chorus thats not Bm, its actually a full D chord. Sequence G D E Chris Clark Correction ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Starman Intro |Bb |Bb |F |F |x2 |:Gm | | Didn't know what time it was and the lights were low ow ow.. Then the loud sound did seem to fa a a ade...... |F | | ... I leaned back on my rad.....i....o o o o ..Came back like a slow voice on a wave of pha...a..a..se |C |C7 | .. Some cat was layin down some rock 'n' roll lotta soul he said .. That weren't no D.J. that was ha.z.y cos..mic jive |F Ab Bb :| (first time) |A -17- |G | | -14- There's a -14- |F |Dm | star man waiting in the sky He'd |Am Am/G |C7 | like to come and meet us but he thinks he'd blow our minds There's a |F |Dm star man waiting in the sky He's |Am Am/G |C7 | told us not to blow it cause he knows it's all worthwhile He told me |Bb Bbm |F D7 | let the children lose it let the children use it |Gm C7 | Let all the children boogie
repeat - two guitars Bb F C F |----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||7~----7---5---3-|2~----2---3---5-|9-----9---7---5*|2~-----2---3---5-||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||8---------6---4-|3---------4---6-|10--------8---6-|8----------4---6-||6---------4---2-|1---------2---4-|8---------6---4-|6----------2---4-| la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la
Bb F C Gm |----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||7~----7---5---3-|2~----2---3---5-|9-----9brp7-----|-----------------||----------------|----------------|------------9-7/5~----------------||8---------6---4-|3---------4---6-|10--------------|-----------------||6---------4---2-|1---------2---4-|8---------------|-----------------| I had to phone..repeat Bb F C F pattern for outro
++++++++++++++++++++++++++ It Ain't Easy
Asus4 Asus4 A A repeat|--0-------0--------0------0-----| |--5-------5--------5------5-----||--7-------7--------6------6-----|use the 4th finger to|--7-------7--------7------7-----|lift on and off. For the|0-------0--------0------0-------|"Strange things" put it on the C|--------------------------------|------8br--
When you climb to the top of the mountain, look out over the sea Think about the places perhaps, where a young man could be Then you jump back down to the rooftops, look out over the town C Think about all of the strange things circulating round It ain't (Note only the bass plays the C for 1 beat on the count of 4) |A C |A C |A Eb | (Eb=xx5343) easy It ain't easy It ain't easy to get to
|D A |A heaven when you're going down Asus4 A Eb D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||8b10~-8~---------8-|8b10~-8~---------8-|-------------------||---------9~--7-9---|---------9~--7-9---|9~-----9-7~--------||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------||-------------6/7\6-|-------------------||------2-4/7.-------|7~-----------------||0-3/4--------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------|
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Lady Stardust A E|------------------|-----------------||5-5-4---5-7-5-4-5-|-----------------||6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-|4-4-3--4--3--4---|x2|7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-|6-6-6--6--6--6---||------------------(7)---------------||------------------|0-0-0--0--0--0---|
|A |C# |F#m |D | People stared at the makeup on his face |A |F#m |E |C# | Laughed at his long black hair his animal grace |F#m |D |A |C# | The boy in the bright blue jeans... jumped up on the stage and |A |E |D |E | Lady Stardust sang his songs of darkness and disgrace And he was |A6 |E |D |E | al................right the band was altogether yes he was |A6 |E |D |E | al................right the song went on forever yes he was |Em |Em#7(B+/D#) |Em7(G/D) |Em6(A/C#) | aw...........ful nice really quite out of sight.. and he sang |A |E |D |E | all.............. night lo.....ng |D |B |Esus4 | E Ooh, how I sighed when they asked if I knew his name Correction by Mark Lady Stardust - its a more sophisticated song than the others ... A |C# |F#m |D | A |F#m |E |Ddim - not C sharp Theres also something funny about your interpretation of the "awful nice" bit - its a simple Em descending sequence not Em to Em7 - I'm won't work out what the full chord names are for they will all be E's ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Star Intro C G |C |G | 1. Tony went to fight in Belfast 2. Bevan tried to change the nation |C |G G F# | 1. Rudi stayed at home to starve 2. Sonny wants to turn the world well he can tell you that he |Em |D |C G | 1. I could make it all worthwhile as a rock & roll star 2. tried I could make a transformation as a rock & roll star bass |D notes d d f# f# a a f# f# |Em | So inviting |F |G G F#| so enticing to play the |Em |D |C G | part I could play the wild mutation as a rock & roll star |C C C C C C G |Bb Bb Bb Bb Bb Bb F | Get it all yeah! Oh yeah |C C C C C C G |Bb F | |Em notes g a b |C notes a g f#| I could do with the money I'm so wiped out with things as they are |Em |D |Eb |F G F#| I'd send my photograph to my honey and I'd c'mon like a regular superstar |Em |D |C |G F# | I could fall asleep at night as a rock & roll star I could fall in love all right as a rock & roll star
C Bb Ab G |-----------------|-------------|------------------|--|--6b8r6----------|-------------|--6b8r6-----------|--|5------7-5-------|-------------|-------7-5--------|--|5----------8-5~--|8----------8-|6---------8-5\3---|5-|3----------------|8--------8-8-|6-----------------|5-|-----------------|6--------6-6-|4-----------------|3- Rock...star Rock...star
G Bum bum Just watch me bum Hang On To Yourself D C G5 Oh she's a we can't |F#m |A | tongue twisting storm, she will come to the show tonight dance, we don't talk much, we just ball and play, but we |B |F#5 A5 |B5 | | Praying to the light machine She wants my move like tigers on vaseline Well the |F#m |A | honey not my money she's a funky thigh collector bitter comes out better on a stolen guitar your the |B |F#5 A5 |B5 | | Laying on electric dreams....... So come blessed, were the Spiders from Mars |C |D | on, so come on, we've |C |D | really got a good thing go..ing Well come on |C |D | .... Well come on if you |C |A |D C |G5 think we're gonna make it You better hang on to yourself.......
A |D |A |D |C |De---------(5)/9\5~---5\3--------|----------(5)/9\5~---5\3--------|------ |--b---2/3-5-------|---------5-3/2-|----2/3-5-------|---------5-3/2-|1~---- |3~g---------------|---------------|2~--------------|---------------|------ |-- lay it on come on come on+++++++++++++++++++++++
Ziggy Stardust
G D/A C G/B G/A |--------23232b--|----------------||3-----xx3-----3\|1h3~--3~----3~--||4---4-xx--------|0-----0-----0---||----------------|----------------||----------------|3-----2-----0-2-|bass|-electric-------|----------------|
G D/A C G/B G/A |3-------23232---|0----(3)---(3)--||3-------3-----3-|3-----3-----3---||0-------2-------|0-----0-----0---||0-------0-------|2-----0-----0---||2-------0-------|3-----2-----0---||3-acoustic------|----------------|
|:G |Bm |C C/G b c | Ziggy played guitar jamming good with Weird and Gilly the Spiders from Mars Ziggy really sang screwed up eyes & screwed down hairdo like some cat from Ziggy played for time Jiving us that we were voodoo The kids were |D |G |Em | .. He played it left hand but made it too far..... became the spec an He could lick em by smiling he could leave em to hang came on so crass He was the naz with God given ass He took it |Am |C :| ial man then we were Ziggy's band loaded well hung and snow-white tan all to far but boy could he play guitar |:Am G |F G :| So where were the Spiders? While the fly tried to break.... our balls with just the beer light to guide.... us.... So we |D |E |intro bitched about his fans & should we crush his sweet hands... Intro |C |G Oh yeah Oh...... Ziggy played guitar..........
(here are some other ideas for the intro that were sent to me by Martin KR)|--3-----2--3--2--3--2--------------------------------------------------|--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--------3-----3--------3-----3--------3-----3--|--0-----2-----------2--2--------0--0--0--------0--0--0--------0-----0--|--0-----0-----------0--0-----2-----2--2-----0-----2--2-----0-----0-----|--x------------------------0h3------------0h2--------------0-----0-----|--3--------------------------------------------------------------------
|--3-----2--3--2--3--2--3-----0--------------0--------------0-----------|--3-----3-----3-----3--3-----3--------3-----3--------3-----1-----0-----|--4-----2-----2-----2--2-----0--------0-----0--------0-----2-----0-----|--5-----0-----------0--0-----2--------2-----0--------0-----2-----0-----|--x-----0--------------------3--------------2--------------0-----------|--3--------------------------------------------------------------------
+++++++++++++++++++++ Suffragette City |G A A A A A |A |A |A |A | |A F | G | Hey man oh leave me alone you know Hey man my schooldays insane |A F | G | Hey man oh Henry get off the phone I gotta Hey man my work's down the drain |A B | | Hey man I gotta straighten my face This Hey man well she's a total blam-blam She |D |F G | mellow thigh chick just put my spine out of place said she had to squeeze it but she... then she... Oh don't |A |D | lean on me man 'cause you can't afford the ticket |F C |G | I'm back on Suffragette City.... No don't |A |D | lean on me man 'cause you ain't got time to check it |F C |G | You know my Suffragette City..... It's outta |A A A A A |A | sight... she's all right
Solo - Follow the verse chord pattern|A---------------|F-------G--------||----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------||9b11r10b11r10~--|7br-----9br------|x2|----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------|
|A---------------|B----------------||----------------|-----------------||----------------|---------------9\||----7-9b11r9p7~-|--7-9b11r9~------||7-9-------------|9----------------||----------------|-----------------|
|D---------------|F--------G-------||----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------||----7-7---7-7---|9/10b11-7---7/10b||7/9-----9-----7-|----------9------||----------------|-----------------|
Repeat Chorus |A | |:F |A :| Suffragette City..... |F |E | Suffragette |E |E | |A Oh Wham Bam thank you mam | Repeat above pattern for outro ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Rock 'N' Roll Suicide Intro 12/8 time |C |G |C |G | Time takes a You're too old to |C |E7 | cigarette puts it in your mouth You pull on your lose it too young to choose it and the |F G |Am G | finger then another finger then your cigarette The wall to wall is clock waits so patiently on your song You walk past a |F G |Am G | calling it lingers then you forget Oh cafe but you don't eat when you live too long Oh no no |F | you're a rock'n roll suicide |C G |C | Chev brakes are snarling as you stumble a |E7 |F G | cross the road but the day breaks in....stead so you hurry |Am G |F G | home Don't let the sun blast your shadow don't let the |E7 Am |F D9 | milk float ride your mind So natural religiously un kind |G7 |C | ..... Oh no love you're not alone You're watching yourself but you're |A |C | too unfair you got your head all tangled but if I could only |A |Bbm Abm | make you care Oh no love you're not alone no matter |B Ebm |Bbm Db | what or who you've been no matter when or where you've seen all the |B Ebm |Bbm Db | knives seem your brain I've had my share I'll help you with the pain to lacerate | |Bbm Bb B C |Db | you're not alone Just turn on me you're |Bb Bb B C |Db | not alone let's turn on me and be you're not alone gimme your hands you're wonderful gimme your hands you're wonderful
|Db Fm |Cm Gb |Db Db gimme your hands (9th pos)(4th pos) -------------------------------------------------------------|9----------- ---------------8b9------------8-9-8\6------------------------|9--------6-- /9b10-9brp8-/6-------------------------/10b11~--11b-11br-9---|10-------6-- -----------------------------------------------------------12|11-------6-- -------------------------------------------------------------|---------4-- -------------------------------------------------------------|------------
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