David Bowie - Space Oddity Chords & Tabs


Space Oddity Chords & Tabs

David Bowie Chords & Tabs

Version: 2 Type: Chords

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
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/d/david_bowie/space_oddity_crd_ver_2.html ]
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.