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David Bowie - China Girl


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#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


       China Girl
       ----------

       Written by David Bowie & Iggy Pop.

       Performed by Iggy Pop on the album "the idiot"
            and by David Bowie on the album "Lets dance"

       Below i've written the version from David Bowie's "Lets dance". On
Iggy's pop album i think the song is beggining with a major cord - C. Please
correct me if i'm being wrong on this or on the chords at all.
However, i think both versions are great and worth hearing.

       DISCLAIME : this song does not support sny racist or fascist
opinions. I think that it comes to criticise these things.


       enjoy,
               ofer
               guez@math.tau.ac.il



              China Girl
              ----------

  Am
  I could escape this feeling
  Dm
  With my china girl
  Am
  I feel a wreck without my
  Dm
  Little china girl
  Am
  I hear her hearts beating
  G
  Loud as thunder
  F                      E
  Saw their stars crashing

  Am
  I'm mess without my
  Dm
  Little china girl
  Am
  Make up mornings where's my
  Dm
  Little china girl
  Am
  I hear her heart's beating
  G
  Loud as thunder
  F                       E
  Saw their stars crashing down

  C                       G
  I feel a-tragic like i'm Marlon Brando
   F                          E
  When i look at my china girl
  C                          G
  I could pretend that nothin really meant too much
  F                          E
  When i look at my china girl

  Am                 G
  I stumble into town just like a sacred cow
  F
  Visions of swasticas in my head
  E
  Plans for everyone
  Am                         G       F        E
  It's in the white of my eyes

  Am
  My little china girl
  G
  You shouldn't mess with me
  F                       E
  I'll ruin everything you are (you know)
  Am
  I'll give you television
  G
  I'll give ypu eyes of blue
  F                              E
  I'll give you man who wantys to rule the world
  Am
  And when i get excited
  G
  My little china girl says
  F                         E
  Oh baby just you shut your mouth
           Am   G   F   E
  She says shhhh...



Wasn't it written about Iggy's wife/girlfriend?  So, I don't think you have
to worry about racism, etc.




This song is already in the OLGA database, but I think there are some
mistakes. Accordingly to what I can hear the chords were shown to be
played with a capo at the seventh fret. I have corrected what seemed
wrong to me and the following chords are played without capo.



CHINA GIRL (David Bowie)
------------------------

Em
I could escape this feeling
Am
With my china girl
Em
I feel a wreck without my
Am
Little china girl
Em
I hear her hearts beating
G
Loud as thunder
Am                     B
Saw their stars crashing

Em
I'm mess without my
Am
Little china girl
Em
Make up mornings where's my
Am
Little china girl
Em
I hear her heart's beating
G
Loud as thunder
Am                       B
Saw their stars crashing down

G                        F
I feel a-tragic like i'm Marlon Brando
Em                         D
When i look at my china girl

G                           F
I could pretend that nothin really meant too much
Em                         D
When i look at my china girl

Em  D  C  B

Em                 D
I stumble into town just like a sacred cow
C
Visions of swasticas in my head
B
Plans for everyone
Em                         D       C        B
It's in the white of my eyes


Em
My little china girl
D
You shouldn't mess with me
C                       B
I'll ruin everything you are (you know)
Em
I'll give you television
D
I'll give you eyes of blue
C                              B
I'll give you man who want to rule the world

G
And when i get excited
F
My little china girl says
Em                         D
Oh baby just you shut your mouth

         Em   D   C   B
She says shhhh...



chords for the Em / D / C / B part
----------------------------------
Em = 779987
D  = 557775
C  = 335553
B  = 224442

G  = 355433
Am = 577555

chords for the G / F / Em / D part
----------------------------------
G  = 779787
F  = 557565
Em = 446454
D  = 224232



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