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David Bowie

My Death

 

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From: d_sears@pavo.concordia.ca (SEARS, DAVID)

 

Someone requested My Death a while ago. Here it is with a few mistakes

(98% accurate)

 

My Death by Jacques Brel, Performed by David Bowie from

Ziggy Stardust the Motion Picture

 

 

My Death

 

 

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Em Em7 Em6 Emb6

 

Em Em7 Em6

My death waits like

Emb6 Em Em7

an old drouin (?)

Em6 Emb6

So confident

Em

I'll go his way

 

Em7 Em6

Whistle to him

Emb6 D Dsus4 D

and the passing time

G A

My death waits like

G C

a Bible truth

F Am Am\G

at the funeral of my youth

F

oh we drank for that

G

and the passing time

 

G#m F#

My death waits like

G#m

a witched night

F# G#m

as surely as our love is bright

F# B

let's not think about the passing time

 

 

Em D C

But whatever lies behind the door

B

there is nothing much to do

Em D C C\B

Angel or Devil I don't care

Am Am\G B

For in front of that door there is you

Bb C# Gm

Gm

My death waits like

 

a beggar blind

 

who sees the world through a ? mind

F

throw him a dime for the passing time

 

Bb C# Bb

My death waits there between your thighs

G# Cm

Your cold fingers will close my eyes

G#

Let's think of that

Bb 0

And the passing time

 

 

Bm A

My death waits

Bm

to allow my friend

A

a few good times

Bm

before it ends

A

so let's drink to that

F#

and the passing time

 

 

G F Eb

but whatever lies behind the door

D G

there is nothing much to do

F Eb

Angel or Devil I don't care

 

for in front of that door

D

there is you

 

 

Gm

My death waits there

 

among the leaves

 

in magicians mysterious sleeves

 

rabbits and dogs

F

and the passing time

 

 

Bb C#

My death waits there

Bb

among the flowers

G# C#m

where the blackest shadow cowers(?)

G# Bb

Let's pick lilacs for the passing time

 

 

Bm A

My death waits there

Bm

in a double bed

A

sails of oblivion

Bm

at my head

A

so pull up your seats against

F#

the passing time

 

 

Gm F Eb

But whatever lies behind the door

D Gm

there is nothing much to do

F

Angel or Devil

Eb

I don't care

 

for in front of that door.......

 

there is

 

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