• Song:

    The Cygnet Committee

  • Artist:

    David Bowie

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From: winston campbell 
Subject: THE CYGNET COMMITTEE by David Bowie

This song took me two hours to figure out.  It is probably, in my opinion,
one of the greatest David Bowie songs.  It is off of -Space Oddity- and 
quite a track coming in at over nine minutes.  It is quite a piece moving
through so many key changes and other things.  Those are things 
characteristic of -Space Oddity-, figuring out songs off that album is   
quite difficult.  I was quite frustrated trying to get some of it but now 
that I got all of it, I am quite proud and happy I did it.  I am typing   
this on a word processor program that does not show any quotation or
apostrophe marks.  So to not cause any confusion on the lyrics, I will     
use a ~ for an apostrophe and ~~ for both open and closed quotation marks.   
I took the lyrics right off of the album and even capitalized a lot of   
things  that were capitalized on the album sleeve. I hope you enjoy this,  
(it took me a really strenuous long time to do but I did enjoy doing it

			   by David Bowie

D (xx0232@1)          D/CI (x30232@1)bless you madly
Bm (x24432@1)  Bb (x1333x@1)         DSadly (xx0232@1)as I tie my shoe
            D/CI (x30232@1)love you badly
Bm (x24432@1)     Bb (x1333x@1)              D (xx0232@1) D/CJust (x30232@1)in time, at times, I guess
  Bm (x24432@1)      Bb (x1333x@1)          D (xx0232@1) D/CBecause (x30232@1)of you I need to rest
 Bm (x24432@1)        Bb (x1333x@1)               DBecause (xx0232@1)it~s you that sets the test

Eb (x43121@3)                  BbmSo (x13321@1)much has gone and little is new
Bbm (x13321@1)         AAnd (x02220@1)as the sparrow sings
       F#Dawn (244322@1)chorus for
 Bbm (x13321@1)           
Someone else to hear
Bbm (x13321@1)        AThe (x02220@1)thinker sits alone
  F# (244322@1)   BbmGrowing (x13321@1)older

And so bitter

F (133211@1)                             Bbm~~I (x13321@1)gave Them life, I gave Them all
     C (x32010@1)              FmThey (133111@1)drained my very soul...dry
F (133211@1)                               BbmI (x13321@1)crushed my heart to ease Their pains
      C (x32010@1)            Fm (133111@1)       AbNo (xx1114@1)thought for me remains there
Bbm (x13321@1)            DbNothing (x43121@1)can they spare
         CWhat (x32010@1)of me?

Am (x02210@1)			   FWho (133211@1)praised Their efforts to be free?
 G (320003@1)			    CWords (x32010@1)of strength and care and sympathy
Am (x02210@1)					  FI (133211@1)open doors that would have blocked their way
   G (320003@1)					CI (x32010@1)braved Their cause to guide for little pay
Am (x02210@1)			     FI (133211@1)ravaged at my finanace just for Those
		 G (320003@1)				 CThose (x32010@1)whose claims were steeped in peace, tranquility
Am (x02210@1)					  FThose (133211@1)who said a new world, new ways ever free
				    G (320003@1)			   CThose (x32010@1)whose promises stretched in hope and grace for me.~~

Am (x02210@1)   F (133211@1)    G (320003@1)
D (xx0232@1) 	 D/CI (x30232@1)bless you madly
 Bm (x24432@1)name="chord_x1333x@1">Bb		 DSadly (xx0232@1)as I tie my shoe
		D/CI (x30232@1)love you badly
 Bm (x24432@1)  Bb (x1333x@1)	    D (xx0232@1) D/CJust (x30232@1)in time, at times, I guess
  Bm (x24432@1)Bb (x1333x@1)  D (xx0232@1) D/CBecause (x30232@1)of you I need to rest
  Bm (x24432@1)  Bb (x1333x@1)	  DBecause (xx0232@1)it~s you that sets the test

Eb (x43121@3)	    BbmSo (x13321@1)much has gone and little is new
Bbm (x13321@1) AAnd (x02220@1)as the sunrise stream
 F# (244322@1)BbmFlickers (x13321@1)on me
		   Bbm (x13321@1)  AMy (x02220@1)friends talk of glory, untold dream
	F# (244322@1)   BbmWhere (x13321@1)all is God and God is just a word

F (133211@1)		     Bbm~~We (x13321@1)had a friend, a talking man
	C (x32010@1)  FmWho (133111@1)spoke of many powers that he had
 F (133211@1)		    BbmNot (x13321@1)of the best of men but Ours
    C (x32010@1)		  Fm (133111@1)  AbWe (xx1114@1)used him, We let him use his powers
   Bbm (x13321@1)	DbWe (x43121@1)let him fill our needs	
		 CNow (x32010@1)we are strong.

Am (x02210@1)			 FAnd (133211@1)the road is coming to its end
 G (320003@1)				   CNow (x32010@1)the damned have not time to make amends
Am (x02210@1)					FNo (133211@1)purse of token fortunes stands in Our way
     G (320003@1)			    CThe (x32010@1)silent guns of love will blast the sky

Am (x02210@1)					FWe (133211@1)broke the ruptured structure build of age
	G (320003@1)			COur (x32010@1)weapons were tongues of crying rage
	 Am (x02210@1)				FWhere (133211@1)money stood we planted seeds of rebirth
	G (320003@1)				 CAnd (x32010@1)stabbed the backs of fathers, sons of dirt

  Am (x02210@1)	
Infiltrated business cesspools
		    FHating (133211@1)through Our sleeves
		 G (320003@1)		
Yea, and We slit the Catholic throat
			   CStoned (x32010@1)the poor on slogans as:

	-Wish You Could Hear-
			     Am (x02210@1)-Love Is All We Need-

	-Kick Out The Jams-

	-Kick Out Your Mother-
	  F (133211@1)-Cut Up Your Friend-
						   G (320003@1)-Screw Up Your Brother or He~ll Get You In the End-

	  C (x32010@1)				AmAnd (x02210@1)We Know the Flag of Love is from Above
		FAnd (133211@1)We Can Force You to Be Free
		G (320003@1)	   CAnd (x32010@1)We Can Force You to Believe.~~

				  AmAnd (x02210@1)I close my eyes and tighten up my brain
						  FFor (133211@1)I once read a book in which the lovers were slain
							GFor (320003@1)they Knew not the words of the Free States~ refrain,

It said:

 C (x32010@1)	
~~I Believe in the Power of Good
    AmI (x02210@1)Believe in the State of Love
	   FI (133211@1)Will Fight For the Right to be Right
	  G (320003@1)						
CI (x32010@1)Will Kill for the Good of the Fight for the Right to be Right.~~

		   Am (x02210@1)	   FAnd (133211@1)I open my eyes to look around
						 GAnd (320003@1)I see a child laid slain on the ground
C (x32010@1)	  AmAs (x02210@1)a love machine lumbers through desolation rows
F (133211@1)	   GPloughing (320003@1)down man, woman, listening to its command
	   CBut (x32010@1)not hearing anymore-
        Am (x02210@1) FNot (133211@1)hearing anymore
		GJust (320003@1)the shrieks from the old rich

		    CAnd (x32010@1)I Want to Believe
			   GIn (320003@1)the madness that calls ~Now~
		    CAnd (x32010@1)I Want to Believe
				   GThat (320003@1)a light is shining through somehow

		    BbAnd (x1333x@1)I Want to Believe
			FAnd (133211@1)You Want to Believe
		     CAnd (x32010@1)We Want to Believe
		    GAnd (320003@1)We Want to Live
		    AbOh, (xx1114@1)We Want to Live
		BbWe (x1333x@1)Want to Live
		CWe (x32010@1)Want to Live

(marching-type beat configuration appears)

	     GWe (320003@1)Want to Live
		AbWe (xx1114@1)Want to Live
		BbWe (x1333x@1)Want To Live
		CI (x32010@1)Want to Live

		GI (320003@1)Want to Live
	     AbI (xx1114@1)Want to Live
	     BbI (x1333x@1)Want to Live
		CI (x32010@1)Want to Live
		GI (320003@1)Want to Live

 AbLive (xx1114@1) BbLive (x1333x@1) CLive (x32010@1)

(it continues with the G-Ab-Bb-C chords until it fades)

The Chords Used Are:

       E (022100@1)name="chord_x02220@1">A D (xx0232@1)name="chord_320003@1">G B (x2444x@1)name="chord_022100@1">E
D (xx0232@1)    x x 0 2 3 x
D/Cx (x30232@1)3 x 2 3 x
Bmx (x24432@1)2 4 4 3 2
Bbx (x1333x@1)1 3 3 3 x
Ebx (x43121@3)6 5 3 4 3
Bbmx (x13321@1)1 3 3 2 1
Ax (x02220@1)0 2 2 2 0
F#2 (244322@1)4 4 3 2 2
F1 (133211@1)3 3 2 1 1
C (x32010@1)x 3 2 0 1 0
Fm1 (133111@1)3 3 1 1 1
Ab4 (xx1114@1)6 6 5 4 4
Db (x43121@1)x 4 6 6 6 x
Amx (x02210@1)0 2 2 1 0
G3 (320003@1)2 0 0 0 3

Make sure to play the marching chords at the end in barre form.

And that is pretty much it.  Please send my email and comment if you find
any errors or anything else not of that nature.  Bye-bye.

(This thing came out a bit screwed up, especially with the chords above the
words, but I hope you get the idea)

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