Golden Years chords

by David Bowie

  • Writer: David Bowie
  • Recorded: 21–30 Sept, 1975
  • Released: 21 Nov, 1975
  • Album: Station to Station
  • Music: F# Major in 4/4 time at 108 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: F#, G, Am, A#dim7, Bm, C, D, E, Em7
  • See Guitar/Piano Intro below
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
F# Major G Major Am A#dim7 Bm C Major D Major E Major Em7
F# Major G Major Am A#dim7 Bm C Major D Major E Major Em7

Golden Years

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         F#  E        F#  E        F#  E        F#  E
Intro: | 1&2 &3& 4& | 1&2 &3& 4& | 1&2 &3& 4& | 1&2 &3& 4& |
Please Note: This timing occurs throughout the song.

   F#      E      F#   E                  F#   E
** Gold-en years, gold___ whop whop whop |       |
   F#      E      F#   E                  F#   E
   Gold-en years, gold___ whop whop whop |       |
   F#      E      F#   E                  F#   E
   Gold-en years, gold___ whop whop whop |       |
 
 
 F#          E
1. Don't let me hear you say life's 
F#         E               F#   E
   Tak-ing you no-where___ an - gel
    F#             E
   (Come get up, my ba-by)
   F#               E
   Look at that sky-y, life's be-gun
   F#              E                F#     E
   Nights are warm and the days are you-ou-oung
    F#          E
   (Come get up, my ba-by)
 
        D             Bm
Chorus: There's my ba-by, lost that's all
        D                 Bm                    F#     E
        Once I'm beg-ging you, save her lit-tle sou-oul
        F#   E                     F#  E
        Go-o-old, whop whop whop |       |
         F#          E
        (Come get up, my ba-by)
 
 F#           E
2. Last night they loved you
   F#              E                          F#   E
   Op-en-ing doors and pul-ling some strings___ an - gel
    F#          E
   (Come get up, my baby)
   F#             E
   In walked luck and you looked in time
   F#                E              F#      E
   Nev-er look back, walk tall, act fi-i-ine
    F#          E
   (Come get up, my baby)
 
 
             D          Bm              D           Bm
Chorus: I'll stick with you ba-by for a__ thou-sand years
        G              C                     Am       A#dim7
        Noth-ing's gon-na touch you in these   gold - en   years...
         Bm    Em7                    F#       E
       | yea - ears  | 2/4 Gold  |4/4 Gold-en  years |
        F#   E                     F#  E
        Go-o-old, whop whop whop |       |
         F#          E
        (Come get up, my ba-by)
 
   F#                  E
3. Some of these days, and it won't be long
          F#              E
   Gon-na drive back down where you once be-longed
          F#              E
   In the back of a dream car, twen-ty foot long
         F#            E
   Don't cry my sweet, don't break my heart
   F#                E 
   Doi-ng all right, but you got-ta get smart
   F#                  E
   Wish up-on, wish up-on, day up-on day,
        F#       E                F#         E
   I be-lieve oh Lord, I be-lieve all the way (Come get up my baby)
   F#      E             F#      E       
   Run for the sha-dows, run for the sha-dows
   F#      E                     F#      E
   Run for the sha-dows in these gold-en years

        D             Bm
Chorus: There's my ba-by, lost that's all
        D                 Bm                    F#     E
        Once I'm beg-ging you, save her lit-tle sou-oul
        F#   E                     F#  E
        Go-o-old, whop whop whop |       |
         F#          E
        (Come get up, my ba-by)
      F#          E 
        Don't let me hear you say life's
      F#        E             F#   E
        Tak-ing you no-where, an - gel
        F#          E
       (Come get up, my ba-by)
        F#      E             F#      E       
        Run for the sha-dows, run for the sha-dows
        F#      E                     F#      E
        Run for the sha-dows in these gold-en years

             D          Bm              D      Bm
Chorus: I'll stick with you ba-by for a__ thou-sand years
        G              C                     Am       A#dim7
        Noth-ing's gon-na touch you in these   gold - en   years...
         Bm    Em7                    F#       E
       | yea - ears  | 2/4 Gold  |4/4 Gold-en  years |
        F#   E                     F#  E
        Go-o-old, whop whop whop |       |
         F#          E
        (Come get up, my ba-by)
        F#      E      F#   E                      F#   E
        Gold-en years, go-o-old___ whop whop whop |       |
        F#      E      F#   E                      F#   E
        Gold-en years, go-o-old___ whop whop whop |       |... repeat and fade

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