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As well as Jim Morrison, Bowie has expressed admiration for German composer/playwright Bertold Brecht. To honor him, Bowie composed an own version of Brecht’s Alabama Song (from the 1927 play Mahagonny), some 12 years after The Doors did theirs on their debut album The Doors.

Bowie’s version is signified by a complete dis-functional meeting of strange time signatures (transitions in 2/4 or 6/5) and odd notes that are either irregular or out of regular place… read more

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Oh, show me the way to the next whiskey bar
Oh, don't ask why, no, don't ask why
For we must find the next whiskey bar

Or if we don't find the next…

David Bowie - Alabama Song Lyrics


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