difficulty level 3Difficulty level 3/5

Chords in this song

A# chordA chordAm chordC chordD chordE chordEm chordF chordFm chordG chord

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Intro: FF chord EmEm chord FF chord EmEm chord
CC chord                         EmEm chord             
  Ground control to Major Tom            
CC chord                        EmEm chord
Ground control to Major Tom
AmAm chord          AmAm chord                AmAm chord               DD chord
  Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
CC chord                         EmEm chord           
  Ground control to Major Tom          
CC chord                             EmEm chord
 commencing countdown engines on
AmAm chord             AmAm chord                DD chord ....
  Check ignition and may God's love be with you
CC chord                                 EE chord          
  This is ground control to Major Tom        
                        FF chord
you've really made the grade
          FmFm chord             CC chord                     FF chord
  And the papers want to know whose shirt you wear     
            FmFm chord                CC chord             FF chord
  Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
  CC chord                            EE chord           
  This is Major Tom to ground control      
                          FF chord
I'm stepping through the door
            FmFm chord          CC chord             FF chord
  And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
          FmFm chord              CC chord          FF chord
  And the stars look very different today
      FF chord          EmEm chord                    
  For here am I sitting in a tin can   
FF chord               EmEm chord
  far above the world
BbBb chord                AmAm chord               GG chord             FF chord
  Planet earth is blue and there's nothing I can do         
    CC chord FF chord GG chord AA chord AA chord x2
    FF chord CC chord DD chord EE chord
  CC chord                                      EE chord       
  Though I'm cross one hundred thousand miles    
                 FF chord
I'm feeling very still
        FmFm chord                  CC chord                 FF chord
  And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
          FmFm chord               CC chord          
  Tell my wife I love her very much   
     FF chord
she knows
Outro - repeat -:
GG chord                   EE chord           
  Ground control to Major Tom   
      AmAm chord             
your circuits dead   
          CC chord
there's something wrong
           GG chord
  Can you hear me Major Tom?    

This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.


  • Heather Charlton says:

    Am I the only one that uses my first finger on the second fret on g and then bar the fourth fret rest of the strings with my thumb?

  • Some random says:

    Nope! Just strum away until you find something that sounds good

  • Via says:

    I’m not sure but I think that some of the song was taken out. Doesn’t really sound right to me so I would recommend trying different ways to play this.

  • Vinnie says:

    does anyone have the strumming pattern for this?

  • Deaniebean says:

    I think that the E chord gets easier the more you play it, I remember first starting and feeling as if that chord was impossible to play on my tenor uke, but now its one of the easiest chords to play! keep practicing and surely you’ll get it!

  • Emo Emu says:

    I personally love 5 it makes the song sond better and avoids E

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Carefully listen to the song and "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you.

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