Space Oddity Uke tab by David Bowie

17 Chords used in the song: C, Em, Am, Am7/G, D7, E7, F, Fm, C/E, Fmaj7, Em7, Bbmaj7, G, A, D, E, C/G

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Intro: fade in of chords - C C , Em Em

Verse/Chorus:

C C Em Em C C Em Em
Ground control to Major Tom Ground control to Major Tom:
Am Am Am7/G Am7/G D7 D7
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
C C Em Em C C Em Em
Ground control to Major Tom: Commencing countdown engine's on
Am Am Am7/G Am7/G D7 D7
Check ig-nition and may God's love be with you

C C E7 E7 F F
This is ground control to Major Tom, you've really made the grade!
Fm Fm C/E C/E F F
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear,
Fm Fm C/E C/E F F
now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
C C E7 E7 F F
This is Major Tom to ground con-trol, I'm stepping through the door
Fm Fm C/E C/E F F
And I'm floating in the most peculiar way
Fm Fm C/E C/E F F
and the stars look very different today


Bridge:

Fmaj7 Fmaj7 Em7 Em7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7 Em7 Em7
For here am I sitting in a tin can, far above the world
Bbmaj7 Bbmaj7 Am Am G G F F
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do


Interlude:

C C F F G G A A A A
C C F F G G A A A A
Fmaj7 Fmaj7 Em7 Em7 A A C C D D E E


Verse/Chorus:

C C E7 E7 F F
Though I'm passed one hundred thousand miles, I'm feeling very still
Fm Fm C/E C/E F F
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go,
Fm Fm C C F F
tell my wife I love her very much she knows

G G E7 E7
Ground control to Major Tom:
Am Am Am7/G Am7/G
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong.
D7 D7
Can you hear me Major Tom?
C/G C/G
Can you hear me Major Tom?
G G
Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you ...


Bridge:

Fmaj7 Fmaj7 Em7 Em7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7 Em7 Em7
here am floating in my tin can, far above the moon
Bbmaj7 Bbmaj7 Am Am G G F F
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do


Interlude:

C C F F G G A A A A
C C F F G G A A A A
Fmaj7 Fmaj7 Em7 Em7 A A C C D D E E

 

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About this song

"Space Oddity" is a song written and performed by David Bowie and released as a single in 1969. It is about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut who becomes depressed during an outer-space mission. Supposedly released to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon landing, it appears on the album Space Oddity. The BBC featured the song in its television coverage of the lunar landing. Read more on Last.fm.