David Bowie - Cactus Chords & Tabs

 

Cactus Chords & Tabs

David Bowie Chords & Tabs

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Cactus Tab

   
Tuning : E A D G B E 	Time Signature: 4/4

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|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
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|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|2---------2---------2---------2-|
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|------2-----2-----2---2---4---2-|2---2---4---2---2---2---4---2---|
|------0-----0-----0---0---0---0-|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
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                 "Sitting here wishing on a cement floor"
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|2---2---4---2---2---2---4---2---|2---2---4---2---2---2---4---2---|
|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
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                 "Just wishing that I had just something you wore"
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|2---2---4---2---5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---2---2---4---2---|
|0---0---0---0---3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0---|
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                                              "I put it on . . "
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|2---2---4---2---2---2---4---2---|2---2---4---2---5---5---5---2---|
|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---3---3---3---0---|
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       " . . when I go lonely"        "Will you take off your dress and . . "
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|--------------------------------|--------3---3---3---3---1---1---|
|--------------------------------|--------2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|2---2---2---5---5---5---2---2---|2---2-------------------3---3---|
|0---0---0---3---3---3---0---0---|0---0-------------------3---3---|
|--------------------------------|------------------------1---1---|
     " . . and send it to me?"    ENTER: Electric (acoustic still backs)
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|1---1---3---3---3---5-----------|--------------------------------|
|1---1---0---0---0---5-----------|--------------------------------|
|2---2---0---0---0---6-----------|--------------------------------|
|3---3---0---0---0---7---2---2---|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|3---3---2---2---2---7---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
|1---1---3---3---3---5-----------|--------------------------------|

Continue with this through the second verse until right after he sings 
"Make your dress all wet and send it to me?" during the second verse. 
Then on to the bridge.

2nd verse:
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     "Will you take off you dress             and send it to . . . "
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|2---2---2---7-------7-----------|--------------------------------|
|0---0---0---5-------5-------3---|----3---------5---------5-------|
|----------------------------1---|----1---------3---------3-------|
" . . me?"
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|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
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    Bridge:
     A               A                 Dm9           Dm9
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|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
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     C               C                A               A
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|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    Back to verse for "I miss your soup, and I miss your bread . . . "

    Follow this with the chorus of D F G A for "Just wear that dress 
when you di-i-i-i-ine."

    Then comes a second Bridge for some very narcissistic lyrics and 
a very basic A G D progression of chords.

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|7-------7---5-------12--------7-|------7---5-------12--------7---|
|5-------5---3-------10--------5-|------5---3-------10--------5---|

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|----7---5-------12--------7-----|--7---5-------12--------7-------|
|----5---3-------10--------5-----|--5---3-------10--------5-------|

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|7---7-------7-------7-----------|--------------------------------|
|5---5-------5-------5-----------|--------------------------------|

    Then back to acoustic intro. The rest of the song is pretty 
self-explanatory, save for a few guitar lead inserts and other 
effects.

    During the "D-A-V-I-D" section of the song, this fill is played 
over and over about ten times.

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|10----0---5b6-----0-------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

    This last fill is played near the end during the whole verse 
and is almost inaudible. But it is there. It ends the song. Let 
this ring to end it.

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|14------------------------------|--14------17--------------------|
|14------------------------------|------14------14----------------|
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