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Rebel Rebel Chords
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie (1974)
Tabbed/Chorded By: Skidaddy, Esq., G.Q.

4/4 TIME @ 126 BPM (4 Min. 27 Sec.) in 'A'.

Chords Used:
-----------
             GUITAR              KEYBOARD
        E  A  D  G  B  e     Bass|   Chord
       ------------------    ----------------
Ds2  -  x  x  0  2  3  0      D    A-D-E
E    -  0  2  2  1  0  0      E    B-E-G#    - Play full chord in 'BRIDGE', or
                                               if you can't play the 'Riff'.
E6   -  0  2  2  1  2  0      E    B-C#-E-G# - Strum the chord if you
                                               can't play the 'Riff'.
A    -  x  0  2  2  2  0      A    A-C#-E
D    -  x  x  0  2  3  2      D    A-D-F#
Bm   -  x  2  4  4  3  2      B    B-D-F#
D7   -  x  x  0  2  1  2      D    A-C-D-F#

*** 'Signature' Riff TAB (Repeating 2 Measures: Measures 3 and 4) ***

Only play full 'Ds2' chord as the opening chord. Repeat measures 3 and 4 for
the rest of the song for all 'INTRO', 'VERSE', 'CHORUS', and 'CODA' sections.

- = Down Stroke / - = Up Stroke / 'p' = Pull Off

NOTE: On the '+' beat between counts 2 and 3 in the 2nd and 4th measures,
      you can play the 'e' note on EITHER the preferred low 'E' string (e0),
      or on the 'D' string (d2) if it's easier for you.

  -   -   -   - -    -   - -    - -  -   -   -   - -    -   - -    - -
  Ds2           E          E6 E      Ds2           E          E6 E
e|0---0---------0-|--0--------------|----0---------0-|--0--------------|
B|3-------3-----0-|--0-----2-p0-----|--------3-----0-|--0-----2-p0-----|
G|2-----------2-1-|--1----------1---|------------2-1-|--1----------1---|
D|0---------------|------2--------2-|0---------------|------2--------2-|
A|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
E|----------------|------0----------|----------------|------0----------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3  + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3  + 4 +

INTRO: [16 M]
-----
                                       
 1 2 3+4+ 1 2 3  +4+…
|Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |

-Enter Drums
|Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |

|Ds2          E |…       E6 E   |Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |
   Do… do… do-do… do… do-do… do…

|Ds2          E |…       E6 E   |Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |
   Do… do… do-do… do… do-do… do…

VERSE #1: [16 M]
--------

|Ds2                   E|…          E6 E |Ds2                        E|
  You got your mo-ther…  in a… whirl…      She's not… sure if you're a

|E            E6 E  |Ds2             E   |…                E6 E  |
 boy or a girl…        Hey,… babe,…  your hair's al-… right…

|Ds2             E    |…              E6 E  |Ds2                E|
   Hey,… babe,…  let's go out to-night…       You like… me… and I

|E           E6 E  |Ds2                    E |…             E6 E  |
 like it… all…       We like… danc-in' and we look di-… vine…

|Ds2                    E   |…            E6 E  |
  You love… bands… when they play it… hard…

|Ds2                  E  |…             E6 E  |
  You want… more… and you want it… first…

BRIDGE #1: [4 M]
---------

|A                        |D                 |
  They put you down,…  and say I'm… wrong…

|Bm                      |E               |
  You tack-y thing,…  you put them… on…

CHORUS #1: [8 M]
---------

|Ds2                E     |…               E6 E  |Ds2                E   |
   Reb-el, reb-el,… you've torn your… dress…        Reb-el, reb-el,… your

|E             E6 E  |Ds2                E  |…                E6 E  |
 face is a mess…        Reb-el, reb-el,… how could they… know?…

-See TAB below for these 2 measures◄
|D                |E               |
   Hot… tramp,…  I love you… so…

*** CHORUS #1, #2, and #3 7th and 8th measures' TAB ('b' = Bend Up) ***
    Hit 'g' note on low 'E' string just after 'so'.

  D                E
e|2---------------|0---------------|
B|3---------------|0---------------|
G|2---------------|1---------------|
D|0---------------|2---------------|
A|----------------|2---------------|
E|----------------|0-------3b------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

RE-INTRO: [8 M]
--------

|Ds2    E|…   E6 E         |Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |
                  Don't-cha…

|Ds2          E |…       E6 E   |Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |
   Do… do… do-do… do… do-do… do…

VERSE #2: [16 M] 'Almost' the same lyrics as 'VERSE #1' -
--------

|Ds2                 E|…           E6 E           |Ds2                   E|
   Got your mo-ther…   in a… whirl,… 'cause she's…   not… sure if you're a

|E            E6 E  |Ds2             E   |…                E6 E  |
 boy or a girl…        Hey,… babe,…  your hair's al-… right…

|Ds2             E    |…                E6 E  |Ds2                E|
   Hey,… babe,…  let's stay out to-night…       You like… me… and I

|E           E6 E  |Ds2                    E |…             E6 E  |
 like it… all…       We like… danc-in' and we look di-… vine…

|Ds2                    E   |…            E6 E  |
  You love… bands… when they play it… hard…

|Ds2                  E  |…             E6 E  |
  you want… more… and you want it… first…

BRIDGE #2: [4 M]
---------

|A                        |D                 |
  They put you down,…  and say I'm… wrong…

|Bm                      |E               |
  You tack-y thing,…  you put them… on…

CHORUS #2: [16 M]
---------

|Ds2                E     |…               E6 E  |Ds2                E   |
   Reb-el, reb-el,… you've torn your… dress…        Reb-el, reb-el,… your

|E             E6 E  |Ds2                E  |…                E6 E  |
 face is a mess…        Reb-el, reb-el,… how could they… know?…

- See 'CHORUS' TAB…                ◄
|D                |E               |Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |
   Hot… tramp,…  I love you… so…

|Ds2          E |…       E6 E   |Ds2          E |…       E6 E   |
   Do… do… do-do… do… do-do… do…  .Do… do… do-do… do… do-do… do…

CHORUS #3: [12 M]
---------

|Ds2                E     |…               E6 E  |Ds2                E   |
…  Reb-el, reb-el,… you've torn your… dress…        Reb-el, reb-el,… your

|E             E6 E  |Ds2                E  |…                E6 E  |
 face is a mess…        Reb-el, reb-el,… how could they… know?…

- See 'CHORUS' TAB…                ◄
|D                |E               |Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |
   Hot… tramp,…  I love you… so…                         

|Ds2    E|…   E6 E       |
                   You've

CODA: [40 M]
----

|Ds2                  E   |…             E6 E    |Ds2                      E|
 torn… your dress,…   your face is a mess…    You can't… get e-nough,… but e-

|E                   E6 E           |Ds2                    E|
-nough ain't the test…  You got your…  trans-… mis-sion and a

|E          E6 E           |Ds2               E|…                E6 E         |
 live…  wire…  You got your…  cue… lines… and a hand-ful of ludes…  You wan-na…

|Ds2               E   |…                  E6 E     |Ds2                 E|
…  be… there… when they count out the dudes…   And I love… your dress,…

|E   E6 E       |Ds2                    E|…   E6 E            |
        you're a ju-ve-nile suc-cess,…           be-cause your

|Ds2              E|…   E6 E  |Ds2                    E|…   E6 E       |
 face is a mess…            So how could they know,…           I said,…

|Ds2                    E|…   E6 E          |Ds2              E |
 how could… they… know?…         So what-cha wan-na know?…    Ca-

|E                E6 E          |Ds2                         E |
-la-mi-ty's child,…   chi-child,… chi-child… Where'd you wan-na

|E     E6 E         |Ds2                      E|
 go…      What can I do… for you?… Looks like I

|…               E6 E             |Ds2                 E|…   E6 E       |
 been there,… too…   'Cause you've torn…  your dress,…          and your

|Ds2              E|…   E6 E         |Ds2              E|…      E6 E       |
 face is a mess…           Ooh,… your face is a mess…       Ooh,…  ooh,… so

|Ds2                    E|…   E6 E  |Ds2                    E|…   E6 E  |
 how could they know?…               How could they know?…

|Ds2    E|…   E6 E  |D7      |…       |


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