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Ballrooms of Mars

T.Rex – ”Ballroom Of Mars”
The Slider
1972
Written By: Marc Bolan

RIFF 1

C B/C A A?
E—–8————5–5
B—–8————5–5
G—–9—-9——-6–5 substitute the A? (dont know what chord that is)
D—10—–10—–7—6 with a standard barred D chord
A—10—–10—–7—6
E—8——7——5—5

C B/C A A?
You gonna look fine, be primed for dancing

C B/C A D
You gonna trip and glide along the trembling plane

REPEAT OVER FOR REST OF SONG I THINK

Substitute the A? with a standard barred D chord when you get to the end of the second line ie
E-5
B-7
G-7
D-7
A-5
E–

I’ve noticed the two tabs you have on this wonderful song are close…but no cigar.
off, it’s gotta be played in open chords, definitely no barre chords. So here we go…

BALLROOMS OF MARS

You gonna look fine Be primed for dancing
E————————————————————-|
B———————1—–1———–2–2—1-1–1-1–1–2-|
G———————0—–0———–2–2—1-1–1-1–1–2-|
D——————–2—0————–2–2—1-1–1-1–1–2-|
A—————-3——2—————0–0—0-0–0-0–0–0-|
E————————————————————-|

You’re gonna trip and glide all over the trembling plane
E—————————————————-3——–| Just
B———————–1——————1———0——–| strum the open
G———————–0——————0———0——–| G major chord
D——————-2——————0————-0——–| like Marc does
A————–3——————2——————2——–| on the song
E—————————————————-3——–|

You’re diamond hands will be stacked with roses
E——————————————————–2–2–2-2–2–2-|
B———————-1————1————2—-2–1–1–1-1–1–1-|
G———————-0————0————2—-2–2–2–2-2–2–2-|
D—————-=–2——-0——————–2—-2–0–0–0-0–0–0-|
A—————-3——–2———————-0—-0——————|
E————————————————————————|

And wind and cars and people of the past
E—–0——–0——–3——3——0—————–| Marc plays dualing
B—–1——–1——–0——0——1—————–| solos (two tracks on
G—–0——–0——–0——0——0—————–| ROCK! top of each other).
D—–2——–2——–0——0——2—————–| My opinion is that you
A—–3——–3——–2——2——3—————–| improv them but that’s
E———————–3——3————————| just me.

So now you know what that mysterious A? chord is (don’t play a D chord
or that other chord A/A whatever). Rest of the song is just the same chords.
Enjoy – yours truly, the AXE MIESTER !

C/B – x20010

C C/B Am Am
You gonna look fine, be primed for dancing
C C/B G G
You’re gonna trip and glide all on the trembling plane
C C/B Am D
Your diamond hands will be stacked with roses
C G C C
And wind and cars and people of the past

Same chords for the other verses:

I’ll call you thing
Just when the moon sings
And place your face in stone
Upon the hill of stars
And gripped in the arms
Of the changeless madman
We’ll dance our lives away
In the Ballrooms of Mars

You talk about day
I’m talking ’bout night time
When the monsters call out
The names of men
Bob Dylan knows
And I bet Alan Freed did
There are things in night
That are better not to behold

You dance
With your lizard leather boots on
And pull the strings
That change the faces of men
You diamond browed hag
You’re a glitter-gaunt gangster
John Lennon knows your name
And I’ve seen his

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