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Aladdin Sane Tab
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                             Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
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Tuning: EADGBe

Did my best to tab out the piano on the guitar; you really have to play along to the
record with this one until you've got all the timing down.

INTRO (0:00-0:19)
e|----------14---------------------|
B|-14---12-----14---5/6/7----------|
G|-------------------------9---7---|
D|---------------------------------|  x4
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

(0:17)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-7/9--9/7---7/9--9/7-------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

VERSE 1 (0:20-0:29)
e|----------14---------------------|
B|-14---12-----14------5/7---------|
G|-------------------------9---7---|
D|---------------------------------|  x2
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|----------14---------------------|
B|-14---12-----14-----5/7----------|
G|-----------------------9---7-----|
D|---------------------------------|  x2
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

(0:30)
e|----------14---------------------|
B|-14---12-----14------------------|
G|------------------9---7----------|
D|--Timing different on this one---
A|----Wait longer to start---------|
E|--Riffs are at the same time-----|

0:32-34 piano does something incomprehensible

(0:35-39)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--5/6/7----------------------------|
G|---------9-7---7/9--9/7---7/9--9/7-|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

The piano seems to play mainly higher
than my 22-fret guitar will go w/o an
octave pedal so here's guitar only for:
VERSE II (0:40)
e|----------14----------------------|
B|-14---12-----14-------------------|
G|------------------9---7-----------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----Same timing as 0:30-----------|
D|----------------------------------|

(0:45-0:56)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--5/6/7----------------------------|
G|---------9-7--------x3-------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

CHORUS  (0:56-1:15)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-------(all palm muted softly)-----|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--5555-3333-5555-3333 5555-3333----|
A|--3333-1111-3333-1111-3333-1111----|
E|--3333-1111-3333-1111-3333-1111----|
   Who will love Aladdin Sane

D|-----------------------------------|
A|-------(all palm muted softly)-----|
E|-----------------------------------|
D|--7777-5555-7777 3333--------------|
A|--5555-3333-5555-1111--------------|
E|--5555-3333-5555-1111--------------|
Battlecries and Champagne/
just in time for sunrise

e|------------------------------------|
B|------(all palm muted softly)-------|
G|------(let pm ring on last A5)------|
D|-5555-3333-5555-3333 5555-3333-7~---|
A|-5555-3333-5555-3333-5555-3333-5~---|
E|-3333-1111-3333-1111-3333-1111-5~---|
   Who will love Aladdin Sane

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-7/9--9/7---7/9--9/7----------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|--(Played by 2nd guitar-------------|
E|------while pmA5 rings)-------------|

Verse III (1:15-1:31)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--5/6/7----------------------------|
G|---------9-7--------x3-------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

CHORUS  (1:34-1:59)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-------(all palm muted softly)-----|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--5555-3333-5555-3333 5555-3333----|
A|--3333-1111-3333-1111-3333-1111----|
E|--3333-1111-3333-1111-3333-1111----|
   Who will love Aladdin Sane

(1:38) With distortion
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-------(all palm muted softly)-----|
E|-----------------------------------|
D|--77-7---55-5---77-7---33-3--------|
A|--55--5--33--3--55--5--11--1-------|
E|--55-----33-----55-----11----------|
Millions weep a fountain/
just in case of sunrise

(1:55) With distortion
e|-----------------------------------|
B|------(all palm muted softly)------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--------55-5---33-3----------------|
A|--------33--3--11--1----x6---------|
E|--------33-----11------------------|
        Who will love Aladdin Sane

PIANO SOLO (2:00-3:31)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-This bass line plays throughout---|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|----3-5~----5-3~-------------------|

(2:03-2:11 Piano solo on guitar, approximately)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--------19-18----------------------|
G|--16-18-------x4----16-18----------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

(2:12-2:16 Piano solo...)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-19h20p19h20p19h20h19h21p19h21p19h21-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-19h22p19h22p19h22h19h22p19h22p19h22-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

Piano is doing who knows what for the rest of the solo
If you want to play along with the
piano, noodle around the 17th fret
in the Amaj scale

FINAL CHORUS  (3:31-3:59)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-------(all palm muted softly)-----|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--5555-3333-5555-3333 5555-3333----|
A|--3333-1111-3333-1111-3333-1111----|
E|--3333-1111-3333-1111-3333-1111----|
   Who will love Aladdin Sane

(3:37) With distortion
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-------(all palm muted softly)-----|
E|-----------------------------------|
D|--77-7---55-5---77-7---33-3--------|
A|--55--5--33--3--55--5--11--1-------|
E|--55-----33-----55-----11----------|
Millions weep a fountain/
just in case of sunrise

e|-----------------------------------|
B|------(all palm muted softly)------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--------55-5---33-3----------------|
A|--------33--3--11--1----x6---------|
E|--------33-----11------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|
A|-------(all palm muted softly)-----|
E|-----------------------------------|
D|--77-7---55-5---77-7---33-3--------|
A|--55--5--33--3--55--5--11--1-------|
E|--55-----33-----55-----11----------|

OUTRO/Piano Solo (4:00-4:45)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|----5-5----3-3---------------------|
 
 
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About the artist behind Aladdin Sane 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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