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Fast Car Chords


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Artist:Tracy Chapman
Song: Fast car
Tabbed by Sam Guthrie
Date: 3/08/05

Great song and easy to play!

Capo on second fret

Cmaj7  -32000
G*     32002-
Em7    022003
Dadd11 --0032
C      -32010
G      320003
Em     022000
D      --0232

Intro Cmaj7, G*, Em7, Dadd11  X2

Verse 1  Cmaj7          G*
         You got a fast car.

         Em7                 Dadd11
         I want a ticket to anywhere.

         Cmaj7           G*
         Maybe we make a deal,

         Em7                    Dadd11
         Maybe together we can get somewhere.

         Cmaj7             G*
         Any place is better.

         Em7                      Dadd11
         Starting from zero, got nothing to lose.

         Cmaj7                 G*
         Maybe we'll make something,

         Em7               Dadd11     
         Me myself, I got nothing to prove.


Verse 2
You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here:
I been working at the convenience store,
Managed to save just a little bit of money.
Wont't have to drive too far
Just 'cross the border and into the city, 
You and i can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living.


Verse 3
You see my old man's got a problem:
He live with the bottle, thats the way it is.
He says his body's too old for working,
His body's too young to look like his.
My mama went off and left him, she wanted more from life than he could give,
I said, "Somebody's got to take care of him."
So I quit school and that's what I did.


Verse 4
You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision:
Leave tonight or live and die this way.


Cmaj7, G*, Em7, Dadd11, Cmaj7, G*

Em    Dadd11              C
 I remember when we were driving, driving in your car,

The speed so fast i felt like i was drunk,

  City lights lay out before us

And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder. 

    C   Em7      D  
And I_____ had a feeling that i belonged

    C   Em7      D                           C           D
And I_____ had a feeling i could be someone, be someone, be someone.


Verse 5
You got a fast car
And we go cruising to entertain ourelves;
you still ain't fot a job
And work in a market as a checkout girl.
I know things will get better:
You'll find work and I'll get promoted, 
We'll move out of the shelter
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs.




Verse 6
You got a fast car
And i got a job that pays all our bills.
You stay out drinking late at the bar,
See more your friends than you do your kids.
I'd always hoped for better,
Thought maybe together you and me would find it,
I got no plans i ain't going nowhere,
so take your fast car and kep on driving.




Verse 7
You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so you can fly away?
You gotta make a decision:
Leave tonight or live and die this way.



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jhardcore wrote on June 14 2007, 11:13 pm

This tab is excellent! Thanks.

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heardyousmile wrote on September 8 2007, 08:50 am

Great! :D

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hazy_jane wrote on November 7 2007, 07:16 pm

non accurate

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