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Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie


Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003


Bm:   x24432

       32 1

C:    x32010


D:    xx0232


Em:   022000


Am:   x02210


A5:   577xxx


G5:   355xxx


F5:   133xxx


E:    022100




Strum: D d D DUD d D DU

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   d = unaccented strum


Intro Riff x4


G                            Bm                   

  Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and

  C                                 D

Gilly, The Spiders from  Mars. He played it left hand,

G                             Em                     

   but made it too far,    Became the

  Am                                  C

special man, then we were Ziggy's Band.


G                              Bm

Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down

  C                                        D                           

hairdo Like some cat from Japan, he could lick 'em by

      G                                    Em

smiling  He could leave 'm to hang

                    Am                                   C

Came on so loaded man, well-hung and snow white tan.


A5 (½)   G5 (½)               F5         

     So where were the spiders

A5 (½)        G5 (½)               F5         

   while the fly tried to break our balls

A5 (½)      G5 (½)               F5         

  Just the beer light to guide us,

           D                                                        E

So we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands? 


Repeat Intro Riff x2


G                                Bm

Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were

    C                                   D                           

Voodoo The kids was just crass, he was the naz,

G                              Em

    With God-given ass       He took it

 Am                                     C

all too far but boy could he play guitar.


A5 (½)       G5 (½)          F5         

    Making love with his ego,  

A5 (½)   G5 (½)            F5         

   Ziggy sucked up into his mind

A5 (½)     G5 (½)        F5         

    Like a leper messiah

                D                                                E

When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band.


Repeat Intro Riff x4

Hold C 2nd measure of last repeptition


Ziggy played guitar!



Intro Riff:



Riff Played over “Spiders from Mars” lyrics, etc.

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.