Very few Hunter/Mott albums came with lyrics, and none came with guitar tablature (does any album have guitar tablature?!) The only printed reference, the Mott The Hoople Songbook, is long out of print. Ditto the Schizophrenic Songbook. These pages will attempt to rectify the situation, but please bear in mind that only a handful of fans are gifted enough to transcribe the music back into tab, and even fewer are on-line; if you can help, then please do.
If you do help, then please help me by using plain-text editor such as Notepad, and save it as a plain-text (.txt) file; please don't use a word-processor (eg Microsoft Word) as there's no guarantee I use the same word processor (or text fonts) as you. Please also use multiple spaces rather than the tab key - that way I can be sure of getting the words and music lined up the way you intend. Thanks!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The guitar tablature and lyrics on these pages are presented for information/educational purposes only. Due to the possibility of mis-hearing, we cannot vouch for their accuracy. Copyright remains vested in the lawful copyright holders.
In addition to the tracks listed below, I have a some riffs (not the full song) that have also been transcribed.
There are several transcriptions to All The Young Dudes available. They are (were?) all on the on-line guitar archive (OLGA) web-site, and use Bowie's "unlocked cars" lyric (rather than Mott's "Marks and Sparks"). Most use the key Bowie uses on Rarest One Bowie, although one does use the key Mott used. In addition, Christopher Owen has transcribed the intro to ATYD .
All The Young Dudes ringtone for Nokia phones.
Hymn For The Dudes (for piano)
Sea Diver (for piano)
Waterlow (for piano)
On the pages themselves, I tend to credit the person who first transcribed the song. Sterling work has been done, however, by those who proof-read contributions and suggested alternatives. Therefore I would like to thank the following, who helped either by transcribing songs, or by suggesting corrections: Tom Acreman, Peter Anderson, Lee Argus, Andy Baker, Chris Clark, Joe Eglash, Dave Hall, Gregory Layne, Greg Luker, Thomas Lyday, Rich Manson, Neil Matterson, Geoff Murrell, Steve Norgrove, Tony Oliva, Mike Ollier, Mike Poskitt, John Swanner, Paul Stepto, James Takahashi, Stephen Turner, Christopher Owen, Alessandro Fagioli and Dave HarmsAdrian Perkins 1996-2017. Mick Ronson photo copyright © Wolfgang Gurster