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#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. #
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		The Jean Genie by David Bowie
				-----------
		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...

  Intro: (basically, slide down the guitar while picking madly!)
  ------
e:-------------------------|
B:-------------------------|
G:-------------------------|
D:-------------------------|
A:-10-\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\0--|
E:-12\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\0--|


  Intro/Verse:
  ------------
    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)
--------
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
---------

Verse 3:
--------

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:---------------------|--------------------------------------|



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