Starman chords

by David Bowie

  • Starman was written by David Bowie.
  • Recorded: Feb 4 , 1972
  • Released: April 28, 1972
  • Album: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • Music: Bb Major in 4/4 time at 102 bpm (♩)
  • Choruses & Outro: Key change to F Major
  • Song Chords: Bb, Bbm, C, C7, D7, Dm, F, Gm, Ab, A, Am
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
Bb Bb Bb Bbm C Major C7 D7 Dm F Major F Major Gm Ab Major A Major Am
Bb Bb Bb Bbm C Major C7 D7 Dm F Major F Major Gm Ab Major A Major Am

Starman

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              Bb           F           Bb          F 
Intro: 4/4 |      |  𝄎  |     |  𝄎  |     |  𝄎  |     |  𝄎  |

 Gm                                                      F  
1. Did-n't know what time it was, the lights were low-ow-ow
                                 C
   I leaned back on my ra-di-o-o-o
                                 C7                                        F    Ab  Bb 
   Some cat was lay-in' down some  rock - n' roll "lot-ta soul", he said | 1&2& 3&  4&  | 

 Gm                                     F  
2. Then the loud sound did seem to fa-a-ade
                                                  C
   Came back like a slow voice on a wave of pha-a-ase
                               C7                    A     G
   That weren't no DJ that was ha-zy cosmic jive  |     |     |
                                                            (There's a)
              F        Dm
CH: There's a star-man wait-ing in the sky
         Am               C
    He'd like to come and meet us
           C7
    But he thinks he'd blow our minds
              F        Dm
    There's a star-man wait-ing in the sky
         Am             C 
    He's told us not to blow it
             C7
   'Cause he knows it's all worth-while, he told me
 Bb         Bbm                F         D7
    Let the child-ren lose it__  Let the child-ren use it
 Gm             C7
    Let all the child-ren boo-gie

         Bb    F     C     F    Bb    F     C
Instr: |    |     |     |     |     |     |    |

 Gm                                             F  
3. I had to phone someone so I picked on you-ou-ou
                                               C
   Hey, that's far out so you heard him too-oo-oo
                            C7                            F     Ab   Bb 
   Switch on the TV, we may pick him up on chan-nel two | 1&2&  3&   4&  | 

 Gm                                         F  
4. Look out your window, I can see his li-i-ight 
                                        C
   If we can sparkle he may land toni-i-ight
                                   C7                            A     G
   Don't tell your pop-pa or he'll get us locked up in fright |     |     |
                                                                       (There's a)
              F        Dm
CH: There's a star-man wait-ing in the sky
         Am               C
    He'd like to come and meet us
           C7
    But he thinks he'd blow our minds
              F        Dm
    There's a star-man wait-ing in the sky
         Am             C 
    He's told us not to blow it
             C7
   'Cause he knows it's all worth-while, he told me
 Bb         Bbm                F         D7
    Let the child-ren lose it__  Let the child-ren use it
 Gm             C7
    Let all the child-ren boo-gie

   F         Dm
CH: Star-man wait-ing in the sky
         Am               C
    He'd like to come and meet us
           C7
    But he thinks he'd blow our minds
              F        Dm
    There's a star-man wait-ing in the sky
         Am             C 
    He's told us not to blow it
             C7
   'Cause he knows it's all worth-while, he told me
 Bb         Bbm                F         D7
    Let the child-ren lose it__  Let the child-ren use it
 Gm             C7
    Let all the child-ren boo-gie

          Bb    F     C     F   
Outro: |     |     |     |     | 
         Bb        F             C             F 
       | La la la |La la la la | La la la la | La la la la |
           Bb            F             C            F    
       ||: La la la la | La la la la | La la la la| La la la la :|| (repeat to fade)


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