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The Jean Genie Tab
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From: "MAQUET, Frederic F." 
Subject: TAb: The Jean Genie by David Bowie
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 17:51:31 -0000

		The Jean Genie by David Bowie
				-----------
		Tabbed by Frederic Maquet ([email protected])


This is an extremely fun song to play.  It's quite easy to make it sound
quite like
the original.  The tab is 90% correct, as I taped this off the radio.
Therefore, I'm not quite
sure about the intro (although, it should be that, if I remember
correctly),
and I think in the extended version there might be a longer solo
(probably based
on E blues),but then again, there might not be one...Enjoy!

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  Intro: (basically, slide down the guitar while picking madly!)
  ------
e:-------------------------|
B:-------------------------|
G:-------------------------|
D:-------------------------|
A:-10-\\\\\\\\\0--|
E:-12\\\\\\\\\--|


  Intro/Verse:
  ------------
    E  E  E    A     E  E  E    A
e:-----------------------------------|
B:-------------2----------------2----|
G:--1--1--1--1-2-1---1--1--1--1-2-1--|
D:--2--2--2--0-2-0---2--2--2--0-2-0--|
A:--2--2--2--0-0-0---2--2--2--0-0-0--|
E:--0--0--0--0-------0--0--0---------|
             ^^^^^^
		Fast succession

Make it sound like
ta ta ta tadada ta ta ta
E  E  E    A    E  E  E

Verse 1: (E riff is played twice for each line)
--------
E   E   E	A   E    E     E	   A
Small Jean Genie, she took off to the city,
E   E   E           A      E    E      E    A
Strung out on lasers and slash-back blazers
Ate all your razors while pulling the waiters
Talking 'bout Monroe while walking on snow white
New York's a go-go, and everything tastes nice,
Poor little greenie...
Oowwooohoo

"Get back on me" (spoken)-> play B riff

Chorus:
-------
     B riff                               A riff
e:--------------------------------------|-------------------------------
|
B:--------------------------------------|-------------------------------
|
G:-----------------------------------x4-|--------------9/11--9-12-11~~~~
|
D:--------------------------------------|--------------0-------------x2-
|
A:---9---11--11--9---9-11-9-12-11~~~----|--7---9-9--7-------------------
|
E:---7---7---7---7---7-7--7-7--7--------|--5---5-5--5-------------------
|
	Gene Genie,   lives.....back

B riff
Jean Genie, lives on his back,
Jean Genie, loves Jimmy's ex,
"It's outrageous", he screams and he bawls,
Jean Genie, let yourself go!

A riff x2
Ohooo

Verse 2:
--------

Sits like an adder, he smiles like a reptile,
She love him, she love him, but just for a short while,
She's scratching the sand, won't let go of his hand,
He says he's a beautician, he sells you nutrition,
Keeps off your dead hair and making a bundle,  (

Poor little greenie,  ooo oohooo

Chorus 2:  Same as chorus 1
---------

Verse 3:
--------

He's so simple minded, he can't drive his module,
He bites on the neon and sleeps in a capsule

Solo-ish

   EEEEEEEEEE  E   E7      E  E  E    A    EEEEEEEEEEEE  E  E7
e:---------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:---------------------|------------0---0---------------------|
G:-1111111111--1---1---|---1--1--1--1-2-1--111111111111--1--1-|
D:-2222222222--2---0---|---2--2--2--0-2-0--222222222222--2--0-|
A:-2222222222--2---2---|---2--2--2--0-0-0--222222222222--2--2-|
E:---------------------|--------------------------------------|
						Loves to be loved x2




 
 
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About the artist behind The Jean Genie Tab:

"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]

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