The Man Who Sold the World chords

by David Bowie

  • Writer: David Bowie - English singer/songwriter & actor.
  • Recorded: May 4 & 22, 1970
  • Released: Nov 4, 1970
  • Album: The Man Who Sold the World
  • Music: Dm in 4/4 time at 116 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Dm, F, Gm, A7, Bbm, C
  • See Guitar Tab 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
Dm F Major F Major Gm A7 Bbm C Major
Dm F Major F Major Gm A7 Bbm C Major

The Man Who Sold the World

The relative Major of Dm is F Major which is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
 
              A           Dm           F
Intro: 4/4 |     |  𝄎  |      |  𝄎  |    |  𝄎  |

 Dm                   A7
1. We passed upon the stair
                              Dm
   We spoke of was and when |    (al-)|
      Dm              A7
   Al-though I wasn't there
                               F
   He said I was his friend |     |
         F                C
   Which came as some sur-prise
                 Gm	 A
   I spoke in-to his eyes
                        Dm
   I thought you died a-lone
                      C
   A long long time a-go |  𝄎  |
 
           C       F
Chorus: Oh no, not me
          Bbm             F
        I nev-er lost con-trol
                C      F
        You're face to face
                 Bbm              A              Dm           F
        With the man who sold the world |  𝄎  |      |  𝄎  |     |  𝄎  | 

 Dm                        A7
2. I laughed and shook his hand
                               Dm
   And made my way back home |    (I)|
                           A7
   I searched for form and land
                                   F
   For years and years I roamed |     |
     F               C
   I gazed a gaze-ly stare
                  Gm    A
   At all the mil-lions here
                       Dm
   We must have died a-lone
                      C
   A long long time a-go |  𝄎  |
 
            C          F
Chorus: Who knows, not me
           Bbm             F
        We nev-er lost con-trol
               C       F
        You're face to face
                 Bbm               A
        With the man who sold the (world)
 
          A              Dm         F    C  F    C  Dm
        | world  |  𝄎  |    |  𝄎  |  / /  |  / /  |    |  𝄎  |

            C          F
Chorus: Who knows, not me
           Bbm             F
        We nev-er lost con-trol
               C       F
        You're face to face
                 Bbm               A
        With the man who sold the (world) 
           A              Dm         F    C  F    C  Dm
Outro: ||: world  |  𝄎  |    |  𝄎  |  / /  |  / /  |    |  𝄎  :||... repeat to fade
            Ah...         Ah...       Ah...           Ah...

Guitar Tab Intro

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