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Blue Jean Chords
Song:    Blue Jean
Artist:  David Bowie
URL’s:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jean;
         https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonight_%28David_Bowie_album%29
Style:   Rock’n’Roll
Tuning:  Standard

Capo 1

INTRO:(Staccato chords)
|C    |G    |


VERSE 1:(Up-tempo with slow struck snare)
D
Blue Jean-I just met me a girl named Blue Jean,

Blue Jean-she got a camouflaged face and no money.
G

Remember they always let you down when you need 'em,
                                           D
Oh, Blue Jean - is heaven any sweeter than Blue Jean.


PRE-CHORUS 1:(Staccato chords, at the end of each line)
C                      A  D

She got a police bike,
C                        G  A

She got a turned up nose.


CHORUS 1:(Sax flourish intro, with vibes accent)
A                      F#m
Sometimes I feel like (Oh, the whole human race),
A                      F#m

Jazzin' for Blue Jean (Oh, and when my Blue Jean's blue).
A                      F#m

Blue Jean can send me (Oh, somebody send me),
A                 F#m                   C  G

Somebody send me (Oh, somebody send me).


VERSE 2:
D
One day I'm gonna write a poem in a letter,


One day I'm gonna get that faculty together.
G

Remember that everybody has to wait in line,
                                  D

Blue Jean-look out world you know I've got mine.


PRE-CHORUS 2:(Staccato chords, at the end of each line)
C                   A  D

She got Latin roots,
C                   G  A

She got everything.


CHORUS 2:
A                      F#m
Sometimes I feel like (Oh, the whole human race),
A                      F#m

Jazzin' for Blue Jean (Oh, and when my Blue Jean's blue).
A                      F#m

Blue Jean can send me (Oh, somebody send me),
A                 F#m                   C  G

Somebody send me (Oh, somebody send me).


BRIDGE 1:
|G    |G    |


CHORUS 3:
A                      F#m
Sometimes I feel like (Oh, the whole human race),
A                      F#m

Jazzin' for Blue Jean (Oh, and when my Blue Jean's blue).
A                      F#m

Blue Jean can send me (Oh, somebody send me),
A                 F#m                    A
Somebody send me (Oh, somebody send me).


REFRAIN 1:
A                  F#m 
Somebody, somebody(Oh, somebody send me),
A                 F#m 
Somebody send me (Oh, somebody send me).


CODA:(Staccato)
|C  G  |C  G  |
|E     |(Hold & Sustain)


[End]


NOTES:
1. “…Interviewed in 1987 and asked to compare a track like "Time Will Crawl" to "Blue Jean," Bowie said 
"'Blue Jean' is a piece of sexist rock 'n roll. [laughs] It's about picking up birds. It's not very 
cerebral, that piece. …”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jean
2.  “…A basic workout in D major (the slight tension in the early bars of each verse is owed to a wavering 
between D and a D suspended fourth), “Blue Jean”‘s chorus moves between the dominant, 
A major, and the mediant, F# minor"so the song is mainly keeping to the basic tones of the D chord 
(D, F#, A); there are no real surprises except swapping in a natural C (on “police bike”) for a sharp one. 
Two verses, three choruses, no bridges or solos save a four-bar Alomar riffing transition. “Blue Jean” 
ends just when you get sick of it. …”  https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/blue-jean/
3.  In keeping with Carlos Alomar's textured guitar style, experiment in the VERSES with 
variations of D and G, with alternating D with D3add4 (XX0030)and G with Em7 (020003 or 020033).
Also, try in the PRE-CHORUS, alternating the C with C/E (XX2010). 




 
 
David Bowie - Blue Jean Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Blue Jean 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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