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Starman Chords
Artist; David Bowie
Song; Starman
Album; The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spider from Mars
Words & music by David Bowie 1972

Standard tuning

Chords
Here are some of the less obvious chords,
Bb(#11)/A = x03330
Bb        = 688766
Bb*       = 013331

Intro 

||:Bb(#11)/A |        | Fmaj7    |           :||

Verse 1 

Gm
Didn't know what time it was the lights were low-ow-ow.

F
 I lean back on my radio-o-o

C                            C7
 Some cat was laying down some rock'n'roll,

                      F Ab Bb
'Lotta soul' he said. 

Verse 2

Gm
 Then the loud sound did seem to fa-a-ade

F
 Came back like a slow voice on a wave of pha-a-ase

C                            C7                A   G
 That weren't no DJ that was hazy cosmic jive.


Chorus  

          F       Dm
There's a starman waiting in the sky

     Am               C
He'd like to come and meet us

       C7
But he thinks he'd blow our minds.

          F       Dm
There's a starman waiting in the sky

     Am             C
He's told us not to blow it

          C7
'Cause he knows it all worthwhile,


He told me,

Bb*         Bbm             F         D7
   "Let the children lose it, let the children use it,

Gm         C 
   Let the children boogie."


Bb* | F   | C   | F   | Bb* | F   | C   ||

Verse 3

Gm
  Well I had to phone someone so I picked on you-ou-ou

F
  Hey that's far out, so you heard him too-oo-oo

C                         C7                      F Ab Bb
  Switch on the TV we may pick him on Channel 2.

Verse 4 

Gm
  Look out your window I can see his li-i-ight,

F
  If we can sparkle he may land toni-i-ight,

C                              C7                            A  G 
 Don't tell your papa or he'll get us locked up in a fright. 

Chorus

          F       Dm
There's a starman waiting in the sky

     Am               C
He'd like to come and meet us

       C7
But he thinks he'd blow our minds.

          F       Dm
There's a starman waiting in the sky

     Am             C
He's told us not to blow it

          C7
'Cause he knows it all worthwhile,


He told me,

Bb*         Bbm             F         D7
   "Let the children lose it, let the children use it,

Gm         C 
   Let the children boogie."

F          Dm
   Starman waiting in the sky

     Am               C
He'd like to come and meet us

       C7
But he thinks he'd blow our minds.

          F       Dm
There's a starman waiting in the sky

     Am             C
He's told us not to blow it

          C7
'Cause he knows it all worthwhile,


He told me,

Bb*         Bbm             F         D7
   "Let the children lose it, let the children use it,

Gm         C 
   Let the children boogie."

Outro 

Bb*    | F    | C    | F    ||

Bb*         F            C            F
La la la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la

(Play this until fade out)

 
 
David Bowie - Starman Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Starman tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Starman Chords:

"Ashes to Ashes" is a single by David Bowie, released in 1980. It made #1 in the UK and was the first cut from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, also a #1 hit. As well as its musical qualities, it is noted for its innovative video, directed by Bowie and David Mallet. Bowie has said that with this song he was "wrapping up the seventies really for myself, and that seemed a good enough epitaph for it".[1]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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