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David Bowie

Jean Genie

 

 

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From: "MAQUET, Frederic F."

Subject: TAb: The Jean Genie by David Bowie

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 17:51:31 -0000

 

The Jean Genie by David Bowie

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Tabbed by Frederic Maquet (f.maquet@ic.ac.uk)

 

 

This is an extremely fun song to play. It's quite easy to make it sound

quite like

the original. The tab is 90% correct, as I taped this off the radio.

Therefore, I'm not quite

sure about the intro (although, it should be that, if I remember

correctly),

and I think in the extended version there might be a longer solo

(probably based

on E blues),but then again, there might not be one...Enjoy!

 

Don't forget to drop me a line:

Comments/Corrections: f.maquet@ic.ac.uk...

 

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Intro: (basically, slide down the guitar while picking madly!)

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e:-------------------------|

B:-------------------------|

G:-------------------------|

D:-------------------------|

A:-10-\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\0--|

E:-12\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\0--|

 

 

Intro/Verse:

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E E E A E E E A

e:-----------------------------------|

B:-------------2----------------2----|

G:--1--1--1--1-2-1---1--1--1--1-2-1--|

D:--2--2--2--0-2-0---2--2--2--0-2-0--|

A:--2--2--2--0-0-0---2--2--2--0-0-0--|

E:--0--0--0--0-------0--0--0---------|

^^^^^^

Fast succession

 

Make it sound like

ta ta ta tadada ta ta ta

E E E A E E E

 

Verse 1: (E riff is played twice for each line)

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E E E A E E E A

Small Jean Genie, she took off to the city,

E E E A E E E A

Strung out on lasers and slash-back blazers

Ate all your razors while pulling the waiters

Talking 'bout Monroe while walking on snow white

New York's a go-go, and everything tastes nice,

Poor little greenie...

Oowwooohoo

 

"Get back on me" (spoken)-> play B riff

 

Chorus:

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B riff A riff

e:--------------------------------------|-------------------------------

|

B:--------------------------------------|-------------------------------

|

G:-----------------------------------x4-|--------------9/11--9-12-11~~~~

|

D:--------------------------------------|--------------0-------------x2-

|

A:---9---11--11--9---9-11-9-12-11~~~----|--7---9-9--7-------------------

|

E:---7---7---7---7---7-7--7-7--7--------|--5---5-5--5-------------------

|

Gene Genie, lives.....back

 

B riff

Jean Genie, lives on his back,

Jean Genie, loves Jimmy's ex,

"It's outrageous", he screams and he bawls,

Jean Genie, let yourself go!

 

A riff x2

Ohooo

 

Verse 2:

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Sits like an adder, he smiles like a reptile,

She love him, she love him, but just for a short while,

She's scratching the sand, won't let go of his hand,

He says he's a beautician, he sells you nutrition,

Keeps off your dead hair and making a bundle, (<-not sure about lyrics)

 

Poor little greenie, ooo oohooo

 

Chorus 2: Same as chorus 1

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Verse 3:

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He's so simple minded, he can't drive his module,

He bites on the neon and sleeps in a capsule

 

Solo-ish

 

EEEEEEEEEE E E7 E E E A EEEEEEEEEEEE E E7

e:---------------------|--------------------------------------|

B:---------------------|------------0---0---------------------|

G:-1111111111--1---1---|---1--1--1--1-2-1--111111111111--1--1-|

D:-2222222222--2---0---|---2--2--2--0-2-0--222222222222--2--0-|

A:-2222222222--2---2---|---2--2--2--0-0-0--222222222222--2--2-|

E:---------------------|--------------------------------------|

Loves to be loved x2

 

 

 

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