Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Atlantic City Chords

version 1
version 1

Whole song


435,238 views 876 this week
27 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 108
add to favorites
launch autoscroll
font size
- display chords -
guitar tuner
Tab Pro tools
  • play this tab
  • loop segment
  • change instrument
  • show fretboard
  • metronome
Best way to learn
"Atlantic City"
set tempo
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
To: jamesb@nevada.edu
Subject: CRD: Atlantic City (Springsteen)

Bruce Springsteen

Atlantic City   (from the album "Nebraska")


Well, they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night
           Em        G                C           G

Now, they blew up his house, too
         Em         G                 C           G

Down on the boardwalk they're gettin' ready for a fight
           Em           G                  C      G

Gonna see what them racket boys can do
     Em        G                    C             G

Now, there's trouble bustin' in from outta state
             Em         G            C     G

And the D.A. can't get no relief
       Em        G           C            G

Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade
          Em     G          C             G

And the gamblin' commission's hangin' on by the skin of his teeth
        Em            G                        C           D

Well now, ev'rything dies, baby, that's a fact
         Em     G                C        G

But maybe ev'rything that dies someday comes back
          Em           G           D         Em

Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty
                G            C       G

And meet me tonight in Atlantic City
    Em       G           C       G

Em  G  C  G

Well, I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got debts that no honest man can pay
So I drew what I had from the Central Trust
And I bought us two tickets on that Coast City bus
Now, baby, ev'rything dies, honey, that's a fact...

Now our luck may have died and our love may be cold
D      C                          Em

But with you forever I'll stay
   C         D            Em

We're goin' out where the sand's turnin' to gold
      C                         Em

Put on your stockin's baby, `cause the night's gettin' cold
C      G                          C            G

And maybe ev'rything dies, baby, that's a fact
   C           G                C         G

But maybe ev'rything that dies someday comes back
          C          G             D         C

Em  G  C  G

Now, I been lookin' for a job, but it's hard to find
Down here it's just winners and losers and don't
   get caught on the wrong side of that line
Well, I'm tired of comin' out on the losin' end
So, honey, last night I met this guy and I'm gonna
   do a little favor for him

Well, I guess everything dies, baby, that's a fact...

Chord Formations:               (Capo on 3rd fret!)
 (Note: the names below are not the actual chord names, just their formation
  on the third fret)

Em    x 5 5 3 6 6
G     6 5 3 3 6 6
C     x 6 5 3 6 6
D     x x 3 5 6 5
print report bad tab
27 comments total. Showing first comments.
+3 reply
alexjkt wrote on November 1 2005, 05:21 pm

capo on the 2nd fret, play along and u'll hear

0 reply
Mad_Gouki wrote on August 29 2006, 01:02 pm

i have my guitar tuned a half step down and what sounds right to me is the 2nd fret... if you have your guitar tuned a half step down or tuned to Eb (standard)
wouldn't that be the first fret on standard tuning? ill compare it again but it sure sounds that way

0 reply
Mad_Gouki wrote on August 29 2006, 10:32 pm

ok so after some more messing with it, yeah, standard tuning 1st fret, half step down tuning 2nd fret... or you cold just play the barre chords without a capo at all, but it doesnt have the same sort of sound, unless your one of those people that can barre so hard you can bend steel.

I want to post or [tab]
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!