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Suffragette City
First Released Off Key Melodies
Recorded The Moathouse
Length 2:17
Singer Roger
Produced by Roger Manganelli

Suffragette City is a song by David Bowie released on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972.

Song InfoEdit

Recorded towards the end of the Ziggy Stardust sessions, “Suffragette City” is a trademark piece of early 1970s Bowie glam, with a piano riff heavily influenced by Little Richard, a lyrical reference to A Clockwork Orange (the word “droogie”) and the sing-a-long hook "Wham bam thank you ma'am!” the song had become a fixture of Bowie’s live shows, and one of his best known album cuts.

In 1976, it was issued as a single to promote the ChangesOneBowie compilation in the UK, with the US single edit of “Stay” on the B-side. The single failed to chart.

Rehasher's version of the song is much faster than the original and features Less Than Jake's JR on saxophone.

LyricsEdit

Hey man
oh leave me alone you know
hey man
oh Henry, get off the phone, I gotta
hey man
I gotta straighten my face
this mellow thighed chick just put my spine out of place
Hey man
ah school day's insane
hey man
yeah my work's down the drain
hey man
well she's total blam blam
she said she had to squeeze it but she, and then she

Don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket
I'm back from Suffragette City
don't lean on me man, cause you ain't got time to check it
you know my Suffragette City
is outta sight

Hey man
ah Henry, don't be unkind, go away
hey man
ah I can't take you this time, no way
hey man
ah droogie don't crash here
there's only room for one and here she comes, here she comes

Don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket
I'm back from Suffragette City
don't lean on me man, cause you ain't got time to check it
you know my Suffragette City
is outta sight
she's all right

Don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket
I'm back from Suffragette City
don't lean on me man, cause you ain't got time to check it
you know my suffragette City
don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket
I'm back from Suffragette City
don't lean on me man, cause you ain't got time to check it
you know my Suffragette City
it's outta sight
she's all right
Suffragette City
Suffragette City

Ah, wham bam thank you ma'am

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AppearancesEdit


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