Ashes to Ashes chords

by David Bowie

  • Writer: David Bowie
  • Recorded: Feb - April 1980
  • Released: Aug 1, 1980
  • Album: Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
  • Music: Am in 4/4 time at 120 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Am, Am7, A7 , C, D, Dm, E, Em, F, G, G7, G#dim7
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
Am Am7 A7 C Major D Major Dm E Major Em F Major F Major G Major G7 G#dim7
Am Am7 A7 C Major D Major Dm E Major Em F Major F Major G Major G7 G#dim7

Ashes to Ashes

Capo on 1 if playing with the video

The relative Major of Am is C Major which is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
 
             Am7    G     Dm    Am7    G    Dm
Intro: 4/4 |     |     |      |     |     |     |

 G
1. Do you re-mem-ber a guy that's been
Em
   In such an ear-ly song?
 C
   I've heard a ru-mour from Ground Con-trol
 D
   Oh no, don't say it's true
 F
   They got a mes-sage from the Ac-tion Man
 C             Em                 F   
  "I'm hap-py, hope you're hap-py too
                               G
   I've loved all I've need-ed love
              G#dim7
   Sor-did de-tails fol-low-ing"
 A
   The shriek-ing of noth-ing is kil-ling
 E
   Just pic-tures of Jap girls in syn-the-sis
        G                                       D
   And I ain't got no mo-ney and I ain't got no hair |  𝄎  |
 F                                            C           Em
   But I'm hop-ing to kick but the pla-net is glow-ing... glow-ing...

         F                 G7
Chorus:  Ash-es to ash-es, funk to fun-ky
         C              A7
         We know Ma-jor Tom's a jun-kie
         F                       G7
         Strung out in heav-en's high
                     Am       G      Dm     Am
         Hit-ting an all-time low |      |      |

   G
2. Time and a-gain I tell my-self
 Em
   I'll stay clean to-night
 C                                              D
   But the lit-tle green wheels are fol-low-ing me

   Oh no, not a-gain
 F
   I'm stuck with a val-ua-ble friend
   C           Em                 F
  "I'm hap-py, hope you're hap-py too"
                       G                   G#dim7
   One flash of light, but no smok-ing pis-tol
 A
   I've ne-ver done good things
 E
   I've ne-ver done bad things
 G                                    D
   I ne-ver did a-ny-thing out of the blue, whoa whoa
 F
   Want an axe to break the ice
   C                       Em
   Want to come down right now

         F                 G7
Chorus:  Ash-es to ash-es, funk to fun-ky
         C              A7
         We know Ma-jor Tom's a jun-kie
         F                       G7
         Strung out in heav-en's high
                     Am       G      Dm     Am
         Hit-ting an all-time low |      |      |

           Dm               Am7
Outro: ||: My ma-ma said to get things done
               G                     Dm 
           You bet-ter not mess with Ma-jor Tom

           Am7              G
           My ma-ma said to get things done
               Dm                    Am7
           You bet-ter not mess with Ma-jor Tom

           G                Dm
           My ma-ma said to get things done
               Am7                   G
           You bet-ter not mess with Ma-jor Tom :||... repeat to fade


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