Bruce Springsteen - Rosalita Chords & Tabs


Rosalita Chords & Tabs

Bruce Springsteen Chords & Tabs

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Rosalita Chords

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From: "R. McPherson" 
Subject: CRD:  ROSALITA  (Bruce Springsteen)
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 1998 01:09:32 -0800

I make no promises so use it at your own risk please (
There are several phrases to memorize and match to the lyrics.

Title: ROSALITA (Come out tonight)
Artist:  Bruce Springsteen

intro:   F - Bb - F - C   (arpeggio repeat about 8x)

F      Bb      F     C            F       Bb          F     C
Spread out now Rosie doctor come cut loose her momma's reins
You know playing blind man's bluff is a little baby's game
You pick up little dynamite  - I'll pick up little gun
Together we're gonna go out tonight and make that highway run

Bb                                               Am                  Dm
You don't have to call me lieutenant Rosie and I don't wanna be your son
C                                           Bb
The only lover I'm ever gonna need  you're some sweet little girl's tongue
C11   C     C11   C    C11   C    C 11   C   (quickly)
         Ah Rosie you're the one

 F   Bb           F      C        F    Bb      F         C
Dynamite's in the Belfry baby playing with the bats
Little gun's downtown in front of Woolworths trying out his attitude on the cats
Papa's on the corner - waiting for the bus
Mommas home in the window - waiting up for us

She'll be there in that chair 'till they wrestle her upstairs cause you know we
ain't gonna come
I ain't here on business baby I'm only here for fun
And Rosie you're the one

    F     Bb           F       C     F     Bb
Rosalita jump a little lighter - Senorita come sit by my fire
I just wanna be your lover ain't no lie - Rosalita you're my strong desire

Jack-the -rabbit and weak-knee'd-Willie you know they're gonna be there
Sloppy Sue and big-bones-Billy they'll be comin' up for air
They're gonna play some pool - skip some school
act real cool - stay out all night - it's gonna be alright
[ Tab from: ]
(C)         Gm                     C               Csus4   C  Csus2  C
So Rosie come out tonight - oh baby come out tonight

Windows are for cheaters - chimneys for the poor
Closets are for hangers - winners use the door
So use it Rosie - that's what it's there for


C                                              Gm
And I know your momma she don't like me 'cuz I play in a rock and roll band
       Dm                                     Am
And I know your daddy he don't dig me but he never did understand
           F                                                   Gm
Your poppa lowered the boom - he locked you in your room - I'm comin' to lend a
              Dm                                Am
I'm coming to liberate you - confiscate you - I want to be your man
               Bb                    C                F        Am
Some day we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny
    Dm                     Bb
But now you're sad - your mommas mad and your
(no chords)
Poppa says he knows that I don't have any money (oh your)
Poppa says he knows that I don't have any money
Poppa says he knows that I don't have any money
              Gm                                   Eb                Bb
Well tell him this is his last chance - to get his daughter in a fine romance
          C11    C       C11     C      C11     C       C11     C  (quickly)
Because  the record company Rosie - just gave me a big advance

And my tires were slashed and I almost crashed but the lord had mercy
My machine she's dud stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Hold on tight stay up all night Rosie I'm coming on strong
By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms

I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way
There's a little cafe - where they play guitar all night and all day
You can hear 'em in the back room strummin'
So hold tight baby 'cuz don't you know daddy's coming


my chord choices  (listen to the song to hear when to use the alternates)

F   xx3211      C   x32010           Am   577555       Eb   x68886
F   xxx565      C   xxx553           Dm   x57765       Bb   688766
Bb  x13331      C11 x33333           Gm   355333
Bb  xx8766      C   x35553           F    133211