Space Oddity Uke tab by David Bowie

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Strum: [ D chordD - D chordD d U - ud- dudu ]

INTRO C chordC Em chordEm C chordC Em chordEm
Ground control to Major Tom Ground control to Major Tom
[ Am chordAm - Am7 chordAm7 ] D7 chordD7
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
C chordC Em chordEm C chordC Em chordEm
Ground control to Major Tom Commencing countdown engines on
[ Am chordAm - Am7 chordAm7 ] D7 chordD7 (climb 3 measures)
Check ig -nition and may God's love be with you

VERSE
C chordC E7 chordE7 F chordF
This is ground control to Major Tom you've really made the grade
[ Fm chordFm - C chordC ] F chordF
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
[ Fm chordFm - C chordC ] F chordF
now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
C chordC E7 chordE7 F chordF
This is Major Tom to ground con-trol I'm stepping through the door
[ Fm chordFm - C chordC ] F chordF
And I'm floating in the most peculiar way
[ Fm chordFm - C chordC ] F chordF
and the stars look very different today

CHORUS
Fmaj7 chordFmaj7 Em7 chordEm7 Fmaj7 chordFmaj7 Em7 chordEm7
For here am I sitting in a tin can far above the world
BbM7 chordBbM7 / / Am chordAm / / G chordG / / F chordF / // // //
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

BREAK
[ D chordD d Udu D chordD du D chordD D chordD ] (strum)
C chordC F chordF G chordG A chordA x2 Fmaj7 chordFmaj7 Em7 chordEm7 A chordA A chordA

VERSE
C chordC E7 chordE7 F chordF
Though I'm passed one hundred thousand miles I'm feeling very still
[ Fm chordFm - C chordC ] F chordF
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
[ Fm chordFm - C chordC ] F chordF
tell my wife I love her very much she knows

BRIDGE

[ G chordG - E7 chordE7 ] [ Am chordAm - Am7 chordAm7 ]
Ground control to Major Tom Your circuit's dead there's something wrong
D7 chordD7 Gsus chordGsus
Can you hear me Major Tom Can you hear me Major Tom
G chordG
Can you hear me Major Tom Can you

CHORUS
Fmaj7 chordFmaj7 Em7 chordEm7 Fmaj7 chordFmaj7 Em7 chordEm7
here am I floating in my tin can far above the moon
BbM7 chordBbM7 / / Am chordAm / / G chordG / / F chordF / // // //
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

[ D chordD d Udu D chordD du D chordD D chordD ] (strum)
C chordC F chordF G chordG A chordA x2 Fmaj7 chordFmaj7 Em7 chordEm7 A chordA /

 

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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.