#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the# #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.# #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------# Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 20:56:40 -0400 From: email@example.com (Bo Riley) Subject: b/bowie_david/sweet_thing.crd Song: "Sweet Thing" from the album "Diamond Dogs" (1974) Artist: David Bowie Words and Music by: David Bowie Transcribed and Submitted by: Bo Riley (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. (email@example.com) (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, to love in a doorway D Em D To wrangle some screens from the door C D/C C D/C And isn't it me, putting pain in a stranger? C D Em Like a portrait in flesh, who trails on a leash D C D/C C D/C Will you see that I'm scared and I'm lonely? C D Em So I'll break up my room, and yawn and I D Bm Run to the center of things, Where the knowing one says (CHORUS) Dm Am G Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing Dm Am F G Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing, sweet thing Dm Am/C G/B G If you want it, boys, get it here, thing Dm Am F G C 'Cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing (VERSE 2) D/C C I'm glad that you're older than me D/C C Makes me feel important and free D Em D Does that make you smile, isn't that me? C D/C C D/C I'm in your way, and I'll steal every moment C D If his trade is a curse, then I'll bless you Em D Bm And turn to the crossroads of hamburgers, and (CHORUS) Dm Am G Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing Dm Am F G Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing, sweet thing Dm Am/C G/B G If you want it, boys, get it here, thing Dm Am F G 'Cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing (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 deal, like any other candidate G We'll pretend we're walking home 'cause your future's at stake Dm Am My set is amazing, it even smells like a street G There's a bar at the end where I can meet you and your friend Dm Am G Someone scrawled on the wall "I smell the blood of les tricoteuses" Who wrote up scandals in other bars Dm Am I'm having so much fun with the poisonous people G Spreading rumours and lies and stories they made up Dm Am Some make you sing and some make you scream G One makes you wish that you've never been seen Dm Am But there's a shop on the corner that's selling paper mache G Making bulletproof faces, Charlie Manson, Cassius Clay Dm Am G If you want it, boys, get it here, thing Dm Am So you scream out of line "I want you! I need you! G Anyone out there? Any time?" Dm Am Tres butch little number whines "Hey dirty, I want you G When it's good, it's really good, and when it's bad I go to pieces" Dm Am G If you want it, boys, get it here, thing Dm Am Well, on the street where you live I could not hold up my head G For I put all I have in another bed Dm Am On another floor, in the back of a car G In the cellar like a church with the door ajar Dm Am Well, I guess we must be looking for a different kind G But we can't stop trying 'til we break up our minds Dm Am 'Til the sun drips blood on the seedy young nights G Who press you on the ground while shaking in fright Dm Am I guess we could cruise down one more time G With you by my side, it should be fine Dm Am We'll buy some drugs and watch a band G Then jump in the river holding hands "SWEET THING (reprise)" (SAX SOLO) Dm Am G Dm Am G Dm Am/C G If you want it, boys, get it here, thing Dm Am F G C 'Cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing VERSE 3 D/C C D/C C Is it nice in your snow storm, freezing your brain? D Em D Do you think that your face looks the same? C D/C C D/C Then let it be, it's all I ever wanted C D Its a street with a deal, and a taste Em D G A/G Its got claws, its got me, its got you (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). Any questions? Email me. (firstname.lastname@example.org) (www.freeyellow.com/members2/glendor/domain.html) Bo Riley email@example.com www.freeyellow.com/members2/glendor/domain.html Oh, rain-BOWS. Yeah, I like those. Those are coo.