Springsteen Bruce - Born To Run Chords & Tabs

 

Born To Run Chords & Tabs

Springsteen Bruce Chords & Tabs

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Born To Run Tab

   
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From : Jean-Pierre Trolet      
You will find 2 MP3 recorded by myself to illustrate the tab and how to contact 
me on my webpage here:
http://jptrol.free.fr/mus


BORN TO RUN    -  Bruce Springsteen

  
One of the masterpieces of the boss. It is rather difficult to play since the band 
uses keyboards and if you want to make it sound like it you have to make adjustments
for the guitar. So I managed to get the sound with one rhythm guitar and one 'lead
guitar'.  Both are in the standard tuning. Bruce plays staccato with the rhythm guitar 
while muting the strings. For the lead guitar use tremolo and treble boosting. The bass
is tabbed too. I got that only through hearing and I recorded a demo mp3 to illustrate 
the tab.       
       


INTRO and CHORUS :




Rhythm guitar  (play staccato and mute all along the song)
      
        E                  E4                A           B           E
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +----1--1---------------2---1---------+---2----2------8-----------1---------+
D  +----2--2-----------2---2---2---------+---2----2------9-----------2---------+
A  +----2--2-....------2---2---2---------+---4----4------9-----------2---------+
E  +----0--0-----------0---0---0---------+---5----5------7-----------0---------+

Lead guitar
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------(0)---+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------(0)---+
G  +----------------------2---1----------+-------------------------------(1))--+
D  +----------------------2---2----------+--(2)---2------9---------------(2)---+
A  +---2--------------2---2---2----------+---4----4------9-----------2---(2)---+
E  +---0---------------------------------+---5---(5)-----7-----------0---(0)---+
                                                                       Play full E the 2nd time

G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------+---55555555----77777777--------------+


VERSE :

Rhythm guitar (play staccato and mute)
         E                                    A               B
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-----1-------------------------------+----6---------------8----------------+
D  +-----2-------------------------------+----7---------------9----------------+
A  +-----2-------------------------------+----7---------------9----------------+
E  +-----0-------------------------------+----5---------------7----------------+



Lead guitar       play once and let ring   
E  +-----0-------------------------------+----5--------------7-----------------+
B  +-----0-------------------------------+----5--------------7-----------------+
G  +-----1-------------------------------+----6--------------8-----------------+
D  +-----2-------------------------------+----7--------------9-----------------+
A  +-----2-------------------------------+----7--------------9-----------------+
E  +-----0-------------------------------+----5--------------7-----------------+
            

Bass
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +----0---------------------0----------+----5--------------7-----------------+



Rhythm guitar (always staccato ...)
       A                Amaj7                F#m                Amaj7
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---6----------------6----------------+---2--------------------6------------+
D  +---7----------------6----------------+---4--------------------6------------+
A  +---7----------------7----------------+---4--------------------7------------+
E  +---5----------------4----------------+---2--------------------4---------
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/springsteen_bruce/born_to_run_tab.html ]
               
Lead guitar
E  +-------12------12------12------12----+------12------12-----------12------12-----+
B  +-----14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--+----14--14--14--14-------14--14--14--14---+
G  +---14------14------13------13--------+--11------11-----------13------13---------+
D  +-------------------------------------+------------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+------------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+------------------------------------------+

Bass
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +---5----------(5)-4----------(4)-----+--2------------(2)-----4-------------+


1:
Rhythm guitar
      E                  B4
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +---------5-----------5---------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--4------4-----------4------4--------+-------------------------------------+
D  +--6------6-----------4------4--------+-------------------------------------+
A  +--7------------------2-----(2)-------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

     the line __________

Lead guitar
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-9-----12-----------17-----16--------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--------------------16-----16--------+-------------------------------------+
D  +--------------------16-----16--------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

Bass
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +------11-14--------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-11h14-----14p11---------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +----------------14p12------7---------+-------------------------------------+



2:
Rhythm guitar
      E                 C#m7                 A              B               E
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +---------5-----------------5---------+--------2---------5------------------+
G  +--4------4-----------------4---------+--------2---------4-------4-------1--+
D  +--6------6-----------------6---------+--------2---------4-------4-------2--+
A  +--7-----------------4----------------+--------4---------2---------------2--+
E  +-------------------------------------+---5------------------------------0--+
    


Lead guitar
E  +--12---------------------------------+------------------12-----------------+
B  +---------12---------9------12--------+--9-----12----------------12---------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

Bass
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +--12----------------9----------------+---5-------------7-------------------+


The remainder hardly needs tabbing.

           

(CHORUS)

(sorry for the instrumental : I'll see to it one day)


The chords used in this ballad section are these ones :

Em9   : 024000
G4     : 320013
A4    :  X02240
C4    :  X35563         


(Here there is an instrumental that is not fully played with a guitar but sounds about like this)

             F4          F                 C4         C        G4           G                                                 F#
E  +---6------5----------------------8---+--7----12-11-10--9-8-7-7----6---------+
B  +---6------6-....----6-----5------8---+--8----13-12-11-10-9-8-8----7---------+
G  +---5------5---------5-----5------7---+--7----12-11-10--9-8-7-7----6---------+
D  +--------------------5-----5----------+----------------------------8---------+
A  +--------------------3-----3----------+----------------------------9---------+
E  +-------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+



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