This file is part of a collection that (moreso than the rest of the site) are not meant to be detailed or accurate transcriptions of the original recordings. They're just some simple chord charts that I made for my own use, some of them my own arrangements.
"BORN TO RUN" by Bruce Springsteen www.brucespringsteen.net From his 1975 album Born To Run Written be Bruce Springsteen Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net Capo 2nd fret. Try this capoing only the bottom five strings, leaving the largest string untouched for the low bass note. (I'd call this capoing pseudo "drop-D style".) D (D/F#) In the day we sweat it out on the streets G A of a runaway American dream At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines G D/F# Sprung from cages on Highway 9 Em D/F# D Chrome-wheeled fuel-injected & steppin' out over the line C G D/F# Oh, baby, this town rips the bones from your back Em D/F# It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap D Bm We gotta get out while we're young G A D G A D G A 'Cause tramps like us, baby, we were born to run Wendy, let me in, I wanna be your friend I wanna guard your dreams and visions Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims And strap your hands 'cross my engines Together we could break this trap We'll run till we drop, baby, we'll never go back Oh, will you walk with me out on the wire? 'Cause, baby, I'm just a scared and lonely rider But I gotta know how it feels I wanna know if love is wild babe I wanna know if love is real INSTRUMENTAL: D G A D G A Bm A D Am7 C4 C C4 C Beyond the Palace, hemi-powered drones F4 F F4 F scream down the boulevard G4 G G4 G Girls comb their hair in rear-view mirrors Bb4 Bb Bb4 Bb and the boys try to look so hard C4 C C4 C The amusement park rises bold & stark F4 F F4 F kids are huddled on the beach in the mist G4 G G4 G I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight Bb4 Bb Bb4 Bb in an everlasting kiss SOLO: |Eb . • . • . • . |% . • . • . • . | |% . • . • . • . | |Bb . • . • . • . |% . • . • . • . | |Eb . • . • . • . |% . • . • . • . | [octaves: |E . • F • . F# . |• G • . G# . E . | |A . • G# • . G . |• F# • . F . E . | |D# D • C# • C • B |• A# • A# • A# • A#|] |A . • . • . • . |% . • . • . • . | |% . • . • . • . |% . • . • . • . | The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last-chance power drive Everybody's out on the run tonight but there's no place left to hide Together, Wendy, we can live with the sadness I'll love you with all the madness in my soul Oh, someday, girl, I don't know when We're gonna get to that place where we really wanna go And we'll walk in the sun G A D Bm But till then tramps like us, baby, we were born to run... Transcribed 2021-09-19 by T-rev More tab available at www.t-rev.net % = repeat same chord • = down beat . = up beat o = open c = fret at capo Chords, relative to capo: o00232 D (and o00233 Dsus4) 3x0003 G (and 3x0013 Gsus4) x02220 A (and x0223x Asus4) 200232 D/F# c22000 Em x32010 C (and x33010 Csus4) x24432 Bm x02010 Am7 133211 F (and 1x3311 Fsus4) x13331 Bb (and x1334x Bbsus4) x68886 Eb (and x6889x Ebsus4) Octaves: cx2xxx E 1x3xxx F 2x4xxx F# 3x5xxx G 4x6xxx G# x0x2xx A x6x8xx D# x5x7xx D x4x6xx C# x3x5xx C x2x4xx B x1x3xx A#
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