difficulty level 3Difficulty level 3/5

Chords in this song

A chordB chordAbm chordE chordG# chord


Alternative (maybe easier) version:
      - Use the transposer to turn the chords 4 half step(s) down.
      - Put a capo on fret 4 (if you want to stay in the same key).

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Intro/Riff 1
Riff 2
Intro -x7-
                     EbEb chord
We Passed Upon The Stair
                     AbmAbm chord
We Spoke Of Was And When
                    EbEb chord
Although I Wasn't There
                      BB chord
He Said I Was His Friend
   BB chord                  GbGb chord
Which Came As a Sur-prise
                 EbEb chord
I Spoke Into His Eyes
                     AbmAbm chord
I Thought You Died Alone
                   GbGb chord
a Long Long Time a-go
Riff 2 -x2-
 BB chord -or Riff 2--x2-
Oh No, Not Me               
    EE chord              BB chord
We Never Lost Con-trol
GbGb chord               BB chord -or Riff 2--x3-
You're Face To Face
          EE chord               EbEb chord
With The Man Who Sold The World               
Riff 1 -x7-
            EbEb chord
I Laughed And Shook His Hand
                      AbmAbm chord
And Made My Way Back Home
                        EbEb chord
I Searched For Form And Land
                       BB chord
For Years And Years I Roamed
                    GbGb chord
I Gazed a Gazeless Stare
                   EbEb chord
At All The Millions Here
                    AbmAbm chord
I Must Have Died EE chord-lone
                    GbGb chord
a Long, Long Time a-go
Riff 2 -x2-
     BB chord -or Riff 2-
Who Knows?
   BB chord -or Riff 2-
Not Me
    EE chord             BB chord 
We Never Lost Con-trol
        GbGb chord       BB chord -or Riff 2--x3-
You're Face To Face
         EE chord                EbEb chord
With The Man Who Sold The World  
Outro: Riff 1

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.


  • Emma says:

    All you do for 4s5 is basically slide over from the 4th fret to the 5th fret and then back to the 4th fret without taking your finger off the string (if that makes sense).

  • Grace says:

    How do I play 4s?

  • Fish Desseva says:

    The song’s originally by David Bowie :p

  • me says:

    i usually play open a three times and then once on the third fret of thee string

  • Kacyxx says:

    Panda girl- How I usually play it is, finger on the G string 2nd fret, pick just that string 3 times, strum it once with no fingers, then put your finger back on and strum that string harder while you quickly add then take off another finger on the same string but on the 3rd fret. THEN, take all finger off again and strum it once. (my boyfriend taught it to me this way and it sounds better. Hope this made sense!)

    • Damien says:

      I do the A string second fret and I play it 3 times then I play it without holding second fret, then I put it back on slide my finger to the third fret of the A string then slide it back then I do an A string without holding the fret again, then reapeat


  • Panda girl says:

    What does the riff at the start mean? How do you play that?

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