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"THUNDER ROAD" 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

Original has F major diatonic harmonica (normal F, not low F)

F   Dm   F    Bb    F     Am     Bb    C7

   F                Bb       F       C7  F  C7
 The screen door slams, Mary's dress sways
      F                   C                 (B)  Bb
 Like a vision, she dances across the porch as the radio plays
   Bb                      C
 Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
         F                  Bb
   hey, that's me, and I want you only
         Bb           F                 C     C4    C
 Don't turn me home again I just can't face myself alone again


       F
 Don't run back inside Darling
   Bb                     F      C7 F C7
   you know just what I'm here for
           F
 So you're scared and you're thinking
        C              (B)  Bb
   that maybe we ain't that young anymore
               Bb                          C
 Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
               F                       Bb
   you ain't a beauty but hey you're alright
        F                   C     C4    C
 Oh and that's alright with me


          F                           Dm
       You can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain
           F                          Bb
         make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
      F                  Am
       Waste your summer praying in vain
             Bb                         C7
         for a saviour to rise from these streets

             F                     Dm
       Well now I'm no hero, that's understood
               F
       All the redemption I can offer, girl
           Bb
         is beneath this dirty hood
      F                        Am
       With a chance to make it good somehow
            Bb                  C
         hey what else can we do now


        F                     Bb                 F
 Except roll down the window & let the wind blow back your hair
          F
 Well the night's busting open
         Am                     Bb
   these two lanes will take us anywhere
        Bb                         C
 We got one last chance to make it real
      F                            Bb
   to trade in these wings on some wheels
Bb              F                     C      C4     C
 Climb in back, heaven's waiting down on the tracks


       F          Dm
       Oh--- come take my hand
             F                     Bb
         we're riding out tonight to case the promised land
       F   Am             Bb              C
       Oh--- Thunder Road oh Thunder Road oh Thunder Road

      F                       Dm
       Lying out there like a killer in the sun
            F                       Bb
         hey I know it's late, we can make it if we run
       F   Am                   Bb          C           F
       Oh--- Thunder Road, sit tight, take hold, Thunder Road


       Bb                     Am                     F
Well I got this guitar, and I learned how to make it talk
       Dm                                          Bb   C
And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk
          Bb                      C
From your front porch to my front seat
           Am                      Dm
The door's open but the ride ain't free
      Bb          Am                    Gm      F
And I know you're lonely for words that I ain't spoken
      C
But tonight we'll be free, all the promises'll be broken


            F                     Bb                 F
 There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away
                 F
 They haunt this dusty beach road
          Am                 Bb
   in the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
      Bb                               C
 They scream your name at night in the street
                   F                          Bb
   your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet


            Am
    And in the lonely cool before dawn
                 Bb
      you hear their engines roaring on
              Gm                       C           Bb
    But when you get to the porch they're gone on the wind
               Gm
    So Mary, climb in
         Bb                       C                      F
    It's a town full of losers, I'm pulling out of here to win

F   C   F   Bb   F   C   Bb   C

Transcribed 2022-07-02 by T-rev
More tab available at www.t-rev.net

133211 F
xx0231 Dm
x13331 Bb
x02210 Am
x32310 C7
x24442 B
x32010 C
x32011 C4
355333 Gm

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"THUNDER ROAD" 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

Transposed from original F to D.   Harmonica D major diatonic.

D   Bm   D    G     D     F#m    G     A7

   D                G        D       A7  D  A7
 The screen door slams, Mary's dress sways
      D                   A                 (G#) G
 Like a vision, she dances across the porch as the radio plays
   G                       A
 Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
         D                  G
   hey, that's me, and I want you only
         G            D                 A     A4    A
 Don't turn me home again I just can't face myself alone again


       D
 Don't run back inside Darling
   G                      D      A7 D A7
   you know just what I'm here for
           D
 So you're scared and you're thinking
        A              (G#) G
   that maybe we ain't that young anymore
               G                           A
 Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
               D                       G
   you ain't a beauty but hey you're alright
        D                   A     A4    A
 Oh and that's alright with me


          D                           Bm
       You can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain
           D                          G
         make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
      D                  F#m
       Waste your summer praying in vain
             G                          A7
         for a saviour to rise from these streets

             D                     Bm
       Well now I'm no hero, that's understood
               D
       All the redemption I can offer, girl
           G
         is beneath this dirty hood
      D                        F#m
       With a chance to make it good somehow
            G                   A
         hey what else can we do now


        D                     G                  D
 Except roll down the window & let the wind blow back your hair
          D
 Well the night's busting open
         F#m                    G
   these two lanes will take us anywhere
        G                          A
 We got one last chance to make it real
      D                            G
   to trade in these wings on some wheels
G               D                     A      A4     A
 Climb in back, heaven's waiting down on the tracks


       D          Bm
       Oh--- come take my hand
             D                     G
         we're riding out tonight to case the promised land
       D   F#m            G               A
       Oh--- Thunder Road oh Thunder Road oh Thunder Road

      D                       Bm
       Lying out there like a killer in the sun
            D                       G
         hey I know it's late, we can make it if we run
       D   F#m                  G           A           D
       Oh--- Thunder Road, sit tight, take hold, Thunder Road


       G                      F#m                    D
Well I got this guitar, and I learned how to make it talk
       Bm                                          G    A
And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk
          G                       A
From your front porch to my front seat
           F#m                     Bm
The door's open but the ride ain't free
      G           F#m                   Em      D
And I know you're lonely for words that I ain't spoken
      A
But tonight we'll be free, all the promises'll be broken


            D                     G                  D
 There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away
                 D
 They haunt this dusty beach road
          F#m                G
   in the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
      G                                A
 They scream your name at night in the street
                   D                          G
   your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet


            F#m
    And in the lonely cool before dawn
                 G
      you hear their engines roaring on
              Em                       A           G
    But when you get to the porch they're gone on the wind
               Em
    So Mary, climb in
         G                        A                      D
    It's a town full of losers, I'm pulling out of here to win

D   A   D   G    D   A   G    A

Transcribed 2022-07-02 by T-rev
More tab available at www.t-rev.net

xx0232 D
x24432 Bm
320003 G
244222 F#m
x02020 A7
466544 G#
x02220 A
x02230 A4
022000 Em

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