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Starman by David Bowie – Ukulele Chords

by Per Kjeller
Starman Ukulele Chords - David Bowie

Starman Ukulele Chords – David Bowie. The chords used for this song are Gmin, F, C, C7, Ab, Bb, D, G, and Dmin. Change the key of the song for FREE, as needed.

Starman Ukulele Chords – David Bowie

VERSE 1:

GminDidn’t know what time it was, the lights were low

FI leaned back on my radio

CSome cat was layin’ down C7some rock ‘n’ roll

“Lotta soul,” he said F      Ab        Bb 

VERSE 2:

GminThen the loud sound did seem to fade

FCame back like a slow voice on a wave of phase

CThat wasn’t no DJ, that was C7hazy cosmic jive A      G     

CHORUS 1:

There’s a Fstarman Dminwaiting in the sky

He’d Aminlike to come and Amin7/Gmeet us

But he tChinks he’d blow our C7minds

There’s a Fstarman Dminwaiting in the sky

He’s Amintold us not to Amin7/Gblow it

‘Cause he Cknows it’s all worthC7while

He told me

BbLet the Bbminchildren lose it

FLet the D/F#children use it

GminLet all the Cchildren boogie

INTERLUDE:

Bb        F      C      F      Bb        F        C         

VERSE 3:

GminI had to phone someone, so I picked on you

FHey, that’s far out, so you heard him too

CSwitch on the TV

We may C7pick him up on channel two F      Ab         Bb 

VERSE 4:

GminLook out your window, I can see his light

FIf we can sparkle, he may land tonight

CDon’t tell your poppa or he’ll C7get us locked up in fright A      G    

CHORUS 3:

There’s a Fstarman Dminwaiting in the sky

He’d Aminlike to come and Amin7/Gmeet us

But he tChinks he’d blow our C7minds

There’s a Fstarman Dminwaiting in the sky

He’s Amintold us not to Amin7/Gblow it

‘Cause he Cknows it’s all worthC7while

He told me

BbLet the Bbminchildren lose it

FLet the D/F#children use it

GminLet all the Cchildren boogie

 

There’s a Fstarman Dminwaiting in the sky

He’d Aminlike to come and Amin7/Gmeet us

But he tChinks he’d blow our C7minds

There’s a Fstarman Dminwaiting in the sky

He’s Amintold us not to Amin7/Gblow it

‘Cause he Cknows it’s all worthC7while

He told me

BbLet the Bbminchildren lose it

FLet the D/F#children use it

GminLet all the Cchildren boogie

OUTRO:

BbLa, la, la, la, Fla, la, la, la, la

CLa, la, la, la, Fla, la, la, la

BbLa, la, la, la, Fla, la, la, la, la

CLa, la, la, la, Fla, la, la, la

BbLa, la, la, la, Fla, la, la, la, la

CLa, la, la, la, Fla, la, la, la

BbLa, la, la, la, Fla, la, la, la, la

CLa, la, la, la, Fla, la, la, la.

 

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Starman  – History

“Starman” by David Bowie is a quintessential glam rock anthem that perfectly encapsulates the imagination and innovation of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona. Released in 1972 as part of the groundbreaking album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” “Starman” served as a mesmerizing introduction to Bowie’s fictional universe, where music and identity collide in spectacular fashion. The song is celebrated for its catchy chorus, sophisticated melodies, and Bowie’s compelling storytelling, which invites listeners into a world where a Starman “waiting in the sky” brings a message of hope to Earth’s youth.

The musical arrangement of “Starman” is a blend of acoustic and electric elements, featuring Mick Ronson’s distinctive guitar work, which complements Bowie’s vocal range and charisma. The song’s structure, with its memorable hook and sing-along chorus, helped it become a hit, ensuring its place in the pantheon of Bowie’s greatest songs. “Starman” is a prime example of glam rock, characterized by its flamboyant style, theatricality, and the blending of rock and pop sensibilities. Bowie’s performance and persona in “Starman” were instrumental in defining the glam rock movement of the early 1970s.

“Starman” not only achieved commercial success but also marked a pivotal moment in Bowie’s career, cementing his status as a musical innovator and cultural icon. The song’s lyrics, with their themes of alienation, discovery, and connection, resonate with Bowie’s fascination with space and the unknown, themes that recur throughout his work. The song’s optimistic message and infectious melody made it an anthem of its era and a beacon of Bowie’s boundless creativity.

Beyond its impact on music, “Starman” has left a lasting legacy in popular culture, influencing generations of artists and musicians. Its inclusion in various films, TV shows, and commercials has introduced Bowie’s work to new audiences, ensuring its enduring appeal. “Starman” remains a testament to David Bowie’s genius, a song that captures the imagination and continues to inspire those who dream of the stars.

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