Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road Chords & Tabs

 

Thunder Road Chords & Tabs

Bruce Springsteen Chords & Tabs

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Thunder Road Chords

   
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Date: 17 Jul 92 05:04:57 GMT

Here's a rather famous Springsteen song.  I like this one because it can
be played at many different tempos.  I especially like the acoustic version
on the Live album.  Enjoy.

The words may not all be completely correct and I don't put the key changes
over the exact syllable, so sorry.  I know one line isn't transcribed
correctly, so if anyone has a clue, even if in another key, let me know!!

thanks.
                             T   e   r   i
                            teri@sdd.hp.com
       "There's a fine line between stupid and...clever"    - Spinal Tap

    Thunder Road          - Bruce Springsteen
    ------------            transcribed tat

    G                   C      G-D-G
    Screen door slams, Mary's dress waves
                           Bm                     C
    Like a vision dancing across the porch as the radio plays
                                 D         G                         C
    Roy Orbison singing for the lonely, hey that's me and I want you only
                                   G                     D
    Don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again


    Don't run back inside, honey, you know just what I'm here for
    And you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that
      young any more
    show a little faith, there's magic in the night
    You ain't a beauty but eh, you're alright
    Oh and that's alright with me

    G         D                 G                      C
    Ohh come take my hand  We're ridin out tonight to case the Promised Land
    G     Bm           C                D
    Oh Thunder Road, Oh Thunder road, Oh Thunder Road
    G                         Bm
    Lyin' out there like a killer in the dark
    G                         C
    Hey I know it's late, we can make it if we run
    G    Bm              C           D            G
    Oh Thunder Road, sit tight, take hold, Thunder Road
         C                         D                    G
    So I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk
           Em                                           C    D
    And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk
                C                      D
    From your front porch to my front seat
           Bm                      Em
    Door's open but the ride ain't free
         C                  C-           Am7                Am
    Well I know you've been waiting for words that I ain't spoken
         D                 D+              D-             D7
    Well tonight we'll be free--all the promises will be broken

(if anyone knows better chords to that last line, let me know!!!)

    There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away
    They drive this dusty beach road in the skeleton frames of
      burned-out Chevrolets
    They scream your name at night in the street
    Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
    And in the lonely cool before dawn you hear their engines roaring on
    Until you get to the porch, they're gone on the wind so Mary climb in
    It's a town full of losers and we're pulling out of here to win


OK, some wierd chords here.

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Date: Sun, 19 Jan 1997 18:19:28 -0500
From: Claus_Hetzer@BAYLOR.EDU
Subject: CRD: Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen

This file was originally posted by Teri Tracey (teri@sdd.hp.com); she wrote out
the lyrics and most of the chords. I have inserted the missing verse, changed it
into the correct key, and changed a few chords.

Capo 3: Play in D; actually in F.

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/bruce_springsteen/thunder_road_crd.html ]
    Thunder Road          - Bruce Springsteen
    ------------

    D                 G       D-A-D
    Screen door slams, Mary's dress waves
                           F#m                     G
    Like a vision dancing across the porch as the radio plays
                                 A         D                         G
    Roy Orbison singing for the lonely, hey that's me and I want you only
                                   D                     A
    Don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again

          D                       G                      D-A-D
    Don't run back inside, honey, you know just what I'm here for

    And you're scared and you're thinking that
    F#m                 G
    Maybe we ain't that young any more
                                              A
    Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
                D                         G
    You ain't a beauty but eh, you're all right
           D                   A
    Oh and that's alright with me

            D                           G
    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                   G                         A
    Waste your summer praying in vain for a savior to rise from these streets
    D                           G
    Well now I'm no hero that's understood
              D                            G
    All the redemption I can offer girl is beneath this dirty hood
    D                        F#m              G                   A
    With a chance to make it good somehow hey what else can we do now except
    D                        G                 D-A-D
    Roll down the window and let the wind blow back our hair
                                       F#m                   G
    Well the night's busted open these two lanes can take us anywhere
                                      A
    We got one last chance to make it real
        D                           G
    to trade in these wings on some wheels
                            D                   A
    Climb in back, heaven's waiting on down the tracks

    D        A                   D                    G
    Ohh come take my hand  We're ridin out tonight to case the Promised Land
    D F#m            G                A
    Oh Thunder Road, Oh Thunder road, Oh Thunder Road
    D                      F#m
    Lyin' out there like a killer in the dark
    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                         A                  D
    So 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
    Door's open but the ride ain't free
         G                  GM7         Em7                Em
    Well I know you've been waiting for words that I ain't spoken
         A
    Well tonight we'll be free--all the promises will be broken

               G                             A             D
    There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away
                    Bm
    They drive this dusty beach road in the skeleton frames of
    G                A
    burned-out Chevrolets
                     G                    A
    They scream your name at night in the street
                    F#m                        Bm
    Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
               G                                      Em
    And in the lonely cool before dawn you hear their engines roaring on
              G                 A                   G            Em
    Until you get to the porch, they're gone on the wind so Mary climb in
           G                             A                      D
    It's a town full of losers and we're pulling out of here to win

Any comments, corrections, etc. welcome

Claus_Hetzer@baylor.edu
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