THE BEWLAY BROTHERS from Hunky Dory 


INTRO:  D  Em  A
        D  Em  A...With lead guitar 


           D
And so the story goes they wore the clothes
                                     Em         A
They said the things to make it seem improbable
               D                         Em  A
The whale of a lie like they hope it was
        D
And the good men tomorrow had their feet in the wallow
          Em
And their heads of brawn were nicer shorn
    A                                  D
And how they bought their positions of saccharin and trust
        Em                      A            D
And the world was asleep to our latent fuss
Em                                         A
Sighing the swirl through the streets like the crust of the sun
       D
The Bewlay Brothers
       A                        G
In our wings that bark flashing teeth of brass
         F#
Standing tall in the dark 
F#sus4         Asus2
Oh and we were gone
                       G                          Em
Hanging out with your dwarf men we were so turned on
                   C
By your lack of conclusions


BREAK 1:  D  Em  A


      D                                                             Em
Well, I was stone and he was wax so he could scream and still relax unbelievable
A                           D             Em  A
And we frightened the small children away
        D      
And our talk was old and dust would flow through our veins and lo it was midnight
Em                      A                            D
Back o' the kitchen door like the grim face on the cathedral floor
Em                          A                     D
And the solid book we wrote cannot be found today
Em                                   A                  Bm
And it was stalking time for the moonboys the Bewlay Brothers
           A                      G
With our backs on the arch in the Devil may be here
             F#
But he can't sing about that 
F#sus4         Asus2
Oh and we were gone 
          Gmaj7                     Em                       C
Real cool traders we were so turned on you thought we were fakers


BREAK 2:  D  Em  A


             D
And now that dress is hung the ticket pawned the factor Max that proved the fact
   Em              A                            D    Em  A
Is melted down and woven on the edging of my pillow
       D
Now my brother lays upon the rocks he could be dead he could be not 
   Em                A                               D
He could be you he's chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature
Em                     A              D
Shooting up pie in the sky the Bewlay Brothers 
       Em                A           Bm
In the feeble and the bad the Bewlay Brothers
       A                       G
In the blessed and cold in the crutch hungry dark
             F#             
Was where we flayed our mark 
F#sus4     Asus2
Oh we were gone
             Gmaj7                  Em                        C
Kings of oblivion we were so turned on in the mind warp pavillion


Bm               C               F               Bm
Lay me place and bake me pie I'm starving for me gravy
                   C               F                Bm
Leave my shoes and door unlocked I might just slip away, hey
             F                           Bm
Just for the day, hey, hey, please come away, hey 
             F                      Bm
Just for the day, hey, please come away, hey 
             F                 Bm                
Please come away, just for the day
             F                 Bm
Please come away, please come away 
             F                 Bm
Please come away, please come away 
 F     Bm  F  Bm 
Away, away




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INTRO: The lead guitar with a tremolo and phaser effect that comes in second 
time round the chord sequence. If you pan the speakers on your stereo the two 
parts are recorded seperate, one in each speaker. This applies to the breaks 
aswell: 
          D    Em  A  D
        E----------------
        B----------------
        G----------------
        D-4-4577-54------
        A----------7545-
        E----------------

BREAK 1: 
          D    Em  A  
        E-232-------0--0-0-
        B----3-------------
        G-----20-----------
        D-------2--5-54-2--
        A--------2---------
        E------------------

BREAK 2: 
          D        Em    A
        E--2H3-0-------0---
        B-3-----3-----0--2-
        G--------2---0---2-
        D-----------2----2-
        A----------2-----0-
        E------------------
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CHORDS:  EADGBE
         ------
G        320033
C        X32010
Bm       X24432
Gmaj7    320002
F        133211
A        X02220
Em       022000
F#sus4   244422
D        XX0232
F#       244322
Asus2    X02200
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COMMENTS:

FEEOWNER CROSS THE LAND 30/5/2004 - 14:12:59
The lyrics are so prescient and beautiful. Even then Bowie knew he'd starve for his garv(e)y. You know Garvey is an anagram of gravy E and E stands for E-type Jag or materialistic attraction in the Hollywood sense.Me, I'm just Fifi Trixiebelle and don't stand a chance(according to arrogant Em)
MARK 30/9/2003 - 4:31:03
In the chorus sections: The F# chord is: 2 4 4 3 0 0 (F#7 add 11) The C chord is: 3 3 2 0 3 0 (C9/G) - strum with upstroke to be faithful to Ronson's playing.
EHDEE 26/8/2002 - 2:44:36
OK. played Dmaj, Em, Amaj. It clearly sounds wrong. Played Dmaj, Em, A7 and it sounds just like the record. Try it yrself/go figure.
ANDREW * revolverno9@aol.com 18/6/2002 - 21:04:51
If we're going to make a fuss, it's actually A major in open position with the high E string muted :) I don't know why you would hear a dominant seventh, other than really, really wanting to go back to the tonic.
EHDEE ehdeecaudwell@msn.com 11/1/2002 - 17:05:33
I think that should be A7 not A major.
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