intro
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1.
Gm
Didn’t  know what time it was the lights 
were low-ow-ow. 
F 
I leaned back on my radio-o-o. 
C 
Some cat was layin’ down some 
C7  F  Ab  Bb 
rock ’n’ roll, “’lotta soul”, he said. 
Gm 
Then the loud sound did seem to fa-a-ade. 
F 
Came back like a slow voice on a wave of pha-a-ase. 
C 
That weren’t no D.J., that was 
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hazy  cosmic jive.  riff  
chorus
F Dm
There’s a  star man  wait ing in the sky. 
Am C
He’d  like  to come and  meet  us, 
C7
but he  thinks  he’d blow our minds. 
F Dm
There’s a  starman  wait ing in the sky. 
Am C
He’s  told  us not to  blow  it, 
C7
’cause he  knows  it’s all worthwhile. 
He told me: 
Bb  Bbm F 
“Let the  child ren lose it. 
D7
Let the  child ren use it. 
Gm  C
Let all the  child ren boogie.” 
interlude
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2.
Gm 
I had to phone someone so I picked on you-ou-ou. 
F 
Hey, that’s far out so you heard him too-oo-oo! 
C 
Switch on the TV. 
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We may  pick  him up on Channel Two. 
Gm 
Look out your window I can see his ligh-igh-ight. 
F 
If we can sparkle he may land tonigh-igh-ight. 
C 
Don’t tell your poppa 
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or he’ll  get  us locked up in fright.  riff  
chorus × 2
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