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Song: "Sweet Thing" from the album "Diamond Dogs" (1974)

Artist: David Bowie

Words and Music by: David Bowie

Transcribed and Submitted by: Bo Riley (riley.90@osu.edu)

 

This post contains the chords to the song "Sweet Thing" by David Bowie.

The version, below, is from the "Diamond Dogs" album, on which the song

"Sweet Thing" is divided into three parts, "Sweet Thing," "Candidate,"

and "Sweet Thing (reprise)." The song also appears on the "David Live"

album, where it is referred to as simply "Sweet Thing." This post contains

chords for the entire "Sweet Thing" sequence. A special thanks to the

lyrics archive at Teenage Wildlife (www.etete.com/Bowie) for help with

some of the lyrics.

 

Any questions? Email me. (riley.90@osu.edu)

(www.freeyellow.com/members2/glendor/domain.html)

 

* Special note: The big, extended chords towards the end can be

substituted with the following chords:

 

Bbmaj13#11 play Bb

Fmaj13 play F

C6/9 play C

D(add9) play D

 

 

"SWEET THING" (Sweet Thing, Candidate, Sweet Thing (reprise))

 

(INTRO)

 

C D/C C D/C C

 

(VERSE 1)

D/C C D/C C

It's safe in the city...

D Em D

C D/C C D/C

C D Em

D C D/C C D/C

C D Em

D Bm

 

(CHORUS)

Dm Am G

Boys, boys, it's...

Dm Am F G

Dm Am/C G/B G

Dm Am F G C

 

(VERSE 2)

D/C C

I'm glad that you're...

D/C C

D Em D

C D/C C D/C

C D

Em D Bm

 

(CHORUS)

Dm Am G

Boys, boys, it's...

Dm Am F G

Dm Am/C G/B G

Dm Am F G

 

(GUITAR SOLO)

D F#m Bm Bb

D Gm/D D Gm/D

D F#m Bm Bb

D Gm/D D Gm/D D

 

"CANDIDATE"

 

(SAX AND GUITAR SOLOS)

Dm Am G

Dm Am G

Dm Am G

Dm Am G

Dm Am G

 

Dm Am

I'll make you a...

G

Dm Am

G

Dm Am G

Dm Am G

 

Dm Am

Some make you sing...

G

Dm Am

G

Dm Am G

 

Dm Am

So you scream out of...

G

Dm Am

G

Dm Am G

 

Dm Am

Well, on the street...

G

Dm Am

G

Dm Am

G

Dm Am

G

Dm Am

G

Dm Am

G

 

"SWEET THING (reprise)"

 

(SAX SOLO)

Dm Am G

Dm Am G

 

Dm Am/C G

If you want it...

Dm Am F G C

 

(VERSE 3)

D/C C D/C C

Is it nice in your...

D Em D

C D/C C D/C

C D

Em D G A/G

 

(OUTRO)

G A/G G A

 

Bbmaj13#11* Fmaj13*

Bbmaj13#11* Fmaj13*

Bbmaj13#11* C6/9* D(add9)*

 

E (more or less, there are alot of #9's, dominant 7's, and

such in the bass. E5 would be the safest bet here).

 

 

 

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