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Space Oddity Chords
I've started playing acoustically around the local pubs in my area and found this song (my favourite Bowie Number!) seems to go down quite well.

Intro:- F`    Em     F`    Em

C                       Em
Ground control to Major Tom  (x2)
Am        Am#7              Am7            D(add9)
Take your protien pills and put your helmet on
C                       Em   C                            Em
Ground control to Major Tom, commencing countdown engines on
Am       Am#7           D(add9)
Check ignition, and may gods' love be with you

C                               Em
This is Ground Control to Major Tom
Em                     F
You've really made the grade
F       Fm             C                     F
And the papers want to know who's shirts you wear
F        Fm                C              F
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

C                           Em
This is Major Tom to ground control
Em                      F 
I'm stepping through the door
F       Fm              C             F
And I'm floating in the most peculiar way
F       Fm              C            F
And the stars look very different, today
F   F`        Em                    F`            Em
For here am I sitting in a tin can, far above the world
Dm              Am               Em            F
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do
C F G A A ... C F G A A ... F` Em A C D E......

C                                    Em
Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
Em               F
I'm feeling very still
F     Fm                 C                  F
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
F       Fm              C              F
Tell my Wife I love her very much, She knows!

G                 E               Am           
Ground Control to Major Tom, your circuits dead
Am      Am7                      D(add9)
There's something wrong, can you hear me Major Tom?
D(add9) C                           G
Can you hear me Major Tom?, can you hear me Major Tom? 
G         F`        Em             
Can you...Here am I floating Round my tin can
F`            Em     Dm              Am
Far above the World, planet Earth is blue
Am          Em            F
And there's nothing I can do
C F G A A ... C F G A A ... F` Em A C D E

I don't know the name of the funny F chord he plays (the one denoted F`) but it's the same as an F chord apart from the high E string is left open.

Enjoy, Andy.














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

About the artist behind Space Oddity 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]

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