I am trying to find out what is going on in David Bowie’s “Changes” song in terms of the chords are used. I have made a couple observations but I want to make sure they're right. "Changes" score

Firstly,the second measure(Db6) looks Like a chromatic passing chord to go Cmaj7 to Dm7

Secondly there is also a diatonic passing chord (G)on the 11th measure that helps transition F to another F chord

I just want to make sure that I’m right with my observations and I want to know anything else that I missed.

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    G is the dominant. I-iii-IV-V is about as standard as you can get.
    – PiedPiper
    Oct 2 at 12:16
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    @PiedPiper - But what about I-iii-IV-V-IV? While I'd also argue that the G chord in Bar 11 has a dominant function, it looks like the same dominant function as the V chord in the 12-bar blues (notably the IV-I-I-V-IV-I portion).
    – Dekkadeci
    Oct 2 at 13:56
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    @Dekkadeci The song gets to the dominant by one standard progression and back to the tonic by another (V-IV-I). Nothing unusual.
    – PiedPiper
    Oct 2 at 14:48