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David Bowie

Silly Boy Blue (3:54)

Silly Boy Blue was originally released in June '67 on Bowie's eponymous debut (later compiled in the Deram Anthology) and later reworked in 2001 for the unreleased "Toy" album.
The 1968 Beeb version contains the "Chimi" lyrics (a nod to Bowie's Tibetan Buddhist master) and has a slightly different 60's mod feel with chamber-orchestra backing.
(Including the Bowie-at-the-Beeb version, there are four known studio versions…

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  • the Toy version which is just an upgrade of the amazing performance Bowie gave at the BBC is outstanding !
  • I love everything about this song.
  • What's it about? Good explanation here - http://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2009/09/19/silly-boy-blue/
  • I thinks it's about Krishna. Maybe...
  • Any idea what this song is about? I sense definite Buddhist themes...
  • Sublime!!! Some of Bowies best lyrics, God I love this song with a passion!!!
  • chimi chimi chimi chimi chimi chimi chimi chimi chimi ooh
  • This is the standard album version, not the one on Bowie at the Beeb. The Beeb one is good too. There was an even earlier rock version (with different non-Tibet lyrics) you can find on "The Forgotten Songs of David Robert Jones", and a fourth version on an unreleased album called "Toy" (ca. 2002).
  • silly boy bluuu-eee

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