Space Oddity chords

by David Bowie

  • Space Oddity was written by David Bowie.
  • Recorded: July 11, 1969
  • Released: June 20, 1969
  • Album: David Bowie
  • Music: C Major in 4/4 time at 68 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: C, C9#11, D, D7, E, E7, E7b9, Em, Em7, F, Fmaj7, Fm, G, A, Am, Am7, Bbmaj7
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
C Major C9#11 D Major D7 E Major E7 E7b9 Em Em7 F Major F Major Fmaj7 Fm G Major A Major Am Am7 Bbmaj7
C Major C9#11 D Major D7 E Major E7 E7b9 Em Em7 F Major F Major Fmaj7 Fm G Major A Major Am Am7 Bbmaj7

Space Oddity

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            Fmaj7    Em    Fmaj7    Em
 Intro: ||:       |      |       |      :|| 

          C                           Em
Pre-Verse:  Ground con-trol to Ma-jor Tom
          C                           Em
            Ground con-trol to Ma-jor Tom
          Am          Am7                D7
            Take your pro-tein pills and put your hel-met on

          C                           Em
            Ground con-trol to Ma-jor Tom
          C                                  Em
            Com-men-cing count-down en-gines on
         Am          Am7             D7                      C9#11
            Check ig-ni-tion and may God's love be with you |      |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |
 
   C                                 E7
1. This is ground con-trol to Ma-jor Tom
                          F
   You've really made the grade
           Fm              C                    F
   And the pa-pers want to know whose shirt you wear
            Fm                C               F
   Now it's time to leave the cap-sule if you dare
  
   C                                E7
   This is Ma-jor Tom to ground con-trol
                            F
   I'm stepping through the door
           Fm             C               F
   And I'm float-ing in a most pe-cu-liar way
           Fm              C              F
   And the stars look very dif-fer-ent to-day
 
            Fmaj7     Em7
Chorus: For here am I sit-ting in a tin can
        Fmaj7          Em7
        Far a-bove the world
        Bbmaj7           Am               G              F
        Pla-net Earth is blue and there's noth-ing I can do
 
         C F   G    A   A      C F   G    A   A
Instr: | 1&&& 2&&& 3&&& 4&&& | 1&&& 2&&& 3&&& 4&&& |
          Fmaj7    Em     A     C       D      E
       |        |      |     |      |      |       |

   C                                      E7
2. Though I'm past one hund-red thou-sand miles
                      F
   I'm feel-ing ve-ry still
         Fm                  C                  F
   And I think my space-ship knows which way to go
           Fm              C              F
   Tell my wife I love her ve-ry much she knows

        G                 E7b9             Am                       Am7
Bridge: Ground control to Ma-jor Tom, your cir-cuit's dead, there's some-thing wrong
                D7
        Can you hear me Major Tom?
                C
        Can you hear me Major Tom?
                G
        Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you...
 
        Fmaj7     Em7
Chorus: Here am I float-ing 'round my tin can
        Fmaj7          Em7
        Far a-bove the Moon
        Bbmaj7           Am               G              F
        Pla-net Earth is blue and there's noth-ing I can do

         C F   G    A   A      C F   G    A   A
Outro: | 1&&& 2&&& 3&&& 4&&& | 1&&& 2&&& 3&&& 4&&& |
          Fmaj7    Em     A     C       D      E
       |        |      |     |      |      |       | ... 


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