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Intro: D  G  D  G


D                    G
I - I wish you could swim
         D                            G
Like the dolphins - like dolphins can swim
       C                                D
Though nothing - nothing will keep us together
       Am       Em           D
We can beat them forever and ever
             C     G             D
Oh we can be Heroes just for one day


Interlude - x2 -:
    D  G  D  G


D             G 
I - I will be King
    D                 G
And you - you will be Queen
    C                        D
For nothing will drive them away
          C      G              D
We can be Heroes - just for one day
          Am      Em            D
We can be honest - just for one day


D           G
I - I can remember - I remember -
D               G
Standing by the wall - By the wall -
        D            G
And the guards shot above our heads - Over our heads -
       D                              G
And we kissed as though nothing would fall - Nothing could fall -


        C                D
And the shame was on the other side
          Am           Em       D
Oh we can beat them forever and ever
               C      G            D
Then we can be Heroes just for one day


Interlude:
    D  G  D  G 


D         G      D
We can be Heroes
          G      D
We can be Heroes
          G                   D
We can be Heroes just for one day
          G
We can be Heroes    
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11 Comments

  1. Oh!YouPrettyThings

    Does anyone have a good strumming pattern? I’m having a little trouble picking one out

  2. Thank you- have played it over and over…altho yes, the lyrics in the Bowie version are a bit different but thanks for the chords!

  3. Thank you- have played it over and over…altho yes, the lyrics in the Bowie version are a bit different but thanks for the chords!

  4. Jareththegoblinking

    lyrics aren’t in the correct order

  5. NOLAblackcat

    Perfect, thanks to whoever posted this!!

  6. RIP <3

  7. missyivonica

    Rest in peace, my hero :(

  8. I love this so much. I was just thrilled to find this song.

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Carefully listen to the song and try to really "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, I can assure you it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you on your way.

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