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"Queen Bitch"
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unreleased live
(David Bowie/Lou Reed, 1997)

written by David Bowie

David Bowie: vocals, acoustic guitar
Lou Reed: vocals, electric guitar

Jan 09, 1997
Madison Square Garden, NYC
(David Bowie 50th birthday concert)
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        Well I'm up on the eleventh floor
        and I'm watching the cruisers below
        .... my heart's in the basement
        my weekend's at an all time low
        He's down on the street
        and he's tryin' hard to pull sister Flo
        'Cause she's hoping to score
        I can't see her letting him go
        Walk out of her heart
        walk out of her mind

        She's so swishy in her satin and tat
        in her frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat
        Oh God, I could do better than that

        She's an old time ambassador
        sweet talking, night walking games
        And she's known in the darkest clubs
        pushing ahead of the dames
        If she says she can do it, she can do it
        she don't make false claims
        But she's a queen, such are queens
        that your laughter is sucked in their brains
        now she's leading him on
        and she'll lay him right down
        Yes, she's leading him on
        and she'll lay him right down
        but it could have been me
        yes, it could have been me
        Didn't I say
        why didn't I say, hey

        She's so swishy in her satin and tat
        in her frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat
        Oh God, I could do better than that

        So I lay down a while
        and I dizzy at my hotel wall
        Oh, the cot is so cold
        I can't tell ....... it's no bed at all
        Yeah, I lay down a while
        and I stand, stand, stand ..... the wall
        And he's down on the street
        so I throw both his bags down the hall
        and I'm phoning a cab
        'cause my stomach feels small
        There's a taste in my mouth
        and it's no taste at all
        it could have been me
        yeah, it could have been me
        Why didn't I say
        why didn't I say

        She's so swishy in her satin and tat
        in her frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat
        Oh God, I could do better than that




intro   {C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}   acoustic guitar
        {C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}   electric guitar
        {C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}   drums and bass
        {C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}   (Well I'm -)

David   {C}{F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}           (- up on the eleventh ...)
        {C}{F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}           (- heart's in the ...)
        {C}{F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}           (- down on the street ...)
        {C}{F}                         (- hoping to score ...)
        {C}{E}{A}{A}                   (Walk out of her heart ...)

chorus  {B}{D}{B}{D}                   (- swishy in her satin ...)
        {B}                            (- I could do better than -)

        {C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}   (- that, She's an -)

David   {C}{F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}           (- old time ambassador ...)
        {C}{F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}           (- known in the darkest ...)
        {C}{F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}           (- says she can do it ...)
        {C}{F}{E}{F}                   (- queen, such are ...)
        {C}{F}{E}{F}                   (- down, Yes, she's ...)
        {C}{E}{A}{A}                   (- me, Why didn't I say ...)

chorus  {B}{D}{B}{D}                   (- swishy in her satin ...)
        {B}                            (- I could do better than -)

        {C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}   (- that)
        {C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}   (So I -)

Lou     {C}{F}{C}{C}                   (- lay down a while ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{C}                   (- cot is so cold ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{C}                   (- lay down a while ...)
        {C}{F}{E}{F}                   (- down on the street ...)
        {C}{F}{E}{F}                   (- small, There's a ...)
        {C}{E}{A}{A}                   (- me, Why didn't I say ...)

chorus  {B}{D}{B}{D}                   (- swishy in her satin ...)
        {B}                            (- I could do better than -)

        {C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}   (- that)
        {C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C/G.F}{C...




* chorus

   - swishy in her satin and tat              in her -
     {B}                     {D}
 1e --7-7------7--7------7---10---10----------10------
 2B --7-7-7----7--7-7----7---10---10----------10------
 3G ------9b11------9b11-------------12-10h11----12\--
 4D --------------------------------------------------
 5A --------------------------------------------------
 6E --------------------------------------------------

- frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat           Oh God, -
 {B}                     {D}
--7-7------7--7------7---10-10-------10--10-------10--
--7-7-7----7--7-7----7---10-10-10----10--10-10----10--
------9b11------9b11-----------12b14--------12b14-----
------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------
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- I could do better than -
 {B}
--7-7------7--7------7--
--7-7-7----7--7-7----7--
------9b11------9b11----
------------------------
------------------------
------------------------

- that
 {C      / G . F} {C        / G . F}
-----------3------------------3--------
--1---1-1--0---1---1---1-1-1--0---1----
--0---0-0--0---2---0---0-0-0--0---2----   ...
--2---2-2--0---3---2---2-2-2--0---3----
--3---3-3--2---3---3---3-3-3--2---3----
-----------3------------------3--------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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