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David Bowie

Breaking Glass

 

 

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From: UNH92@aol.com

Date: Sun, 4 Feb 1996 09:17:58 -0500

Subject: TAB: Breaking Glass by David Bowie

 

David Bowie - Breaking Glass

from the album "Low"

1977

(written by David Bowie, produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti)

 

Another tune from the excellent Bowie album "Low", this short

but sweet song consists of two basic guitar riffs. There are of course a

number of Eno sonic treatments not easily transcribed. Carlos Alomar does

not repeat the riffs exactly each time through, but the basics are here.

Have a listen to the recording to get a feel for the song. The tab written

here is merely a guide to get started in the right direction with the

lead guitar.

 

 

Intro (riff 1)

 

||-----------------------------|------------2--2---------||-

||---2^--2--0--2--3p2p0--2~~~--|--2^--2--0--------2~~~---||-

||*----------------------------|------------------------*||-

||*----------------------------|------------------------*||-

||-----------------------------|-------------------------||-

||-----------------------------|-------------------------||-

 

 

Baby, I've been, breaking glass in your room again

Don't look at the carpet, I drew something awful on it

(riff 2)

 

||----------------5--|-----------|------------5--|-------------

||---5-----8p7p5-----|-----------|--5--8p7h8-----|-------------

||*------------------|--7^p5-----|---------------|--7^--7^-----

||*------------------|--------7--|---------------|----------7--

||-------------------|-----------|---------------|-------------

||-------------------|-----------|---------------|-------------

 

 

Listen...

See...

|-------------|------------------------||

|----------5--|------------------------||

|-------------|-----7--6--4-----4-----*||

|----5--7-----|--------------7--------*||

|/7-----------|--------------------7---||

|-------------|------------------------||

 

You're such a wonderful person

But you got problems oh-oh-oh-oh

I'll never touch you

||-----------------------------|------------2--2---------||-

||---2^--2--0--2--3p2p0--2~~~--|--2^--2--0--------2~~~---||-

||*----------------------------|------------------------*||-

||*----------------------------|------------------------*||-

||-----------------------------|-------------------------||-

||-----------------------------|-------------------------||-

 

repeat riff 2...fade

 

 

transcribed by T.C. Ireland

email: UNH92@aol.com

Corrections are welcome.

 

 

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== TABLATURE EXPLANATION ==

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----5h8--- Hammeron

----------

----5p8--- Pulloff

 

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----5/8--- Slide Up

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----5\8--- Slide Down

 

---------- ||------|| Repeat --------

----5~~~-- Vibrato ||*----*|| ---5^--- Bend

---------- ||*----*|| --------

---------- ||------|| --------

 

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== Created with TABESTRY Tab Creation Software for Windows ==

== For more info email gse@ocsystems.com ==

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