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BORN TO RUN- Bruce Springsteen

[Intro]

E,  E,  Asus2,  Bsus  2x played with Riff


[Riff 1]

   E      E                    Asus2   Bsus
e|-0----|-0-------------------|-------|---------------|
B|-0----|-0-------------------|-------|---------------|
G|-1----|-1------2-------1----|-------|---------------|
D|-2----|-2-------------------|-------|-2------4------|
A|-2----|-2---2---------------|-4-----|---------------|
E|-0----|-0-------------------|-------|---------------|


[Verse]

Bsus   E                                       Asus2             Bsus
In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream
    E                                         Asus2      Bsus
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines


[Pre-Chorus]

   A                      C#m/G#
Sprung from cages out on highway nine,
       F#m                         C#m/G#                 E
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin' out over the line
D/E    A                     C#m/G#
Oh- Baby this town rips the bones from your back
        F#m                C#m/G#
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap
         E                    C#m/G#
We gotta get out while we're young
        E/A            Bsus                 E
`Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run
Riff 1 +  E,  E,  Asus2,  Bsus            Riff &  E,  E,  Asus2,  Bsus
                       Yes girl we were                        (Wendy)

[Verse]

Bsus  E
Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
          Asus2                   Bsus
I want to guard your dreams and visions
      E
Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims
     Asus2                       Bsus
and strap your hands ‘cross my engines


[Pre-Chorus]

  A                           C#m/G#
Together we could break this trap
      F#m               C#m/G#                E     D/E
We'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back    Oh
          A                      C#m/G#
Will you walk with me out on the wire
       F#m                        C#m/G#
Cause baby I'm just a scared and lonely rider
       E                C#m/G#
But I gotta know how it feels
          E/A                          Bsus                     E
I want to know if love is wild, babe I want to know if love is real
Riff 1 +  E,  E,  Asus2,  Bsus
                         Oh can you show me

Second part of Riff 2
   E      E                    Asus2   Bsus
e|-0----|-0-------------------|-------|------------------7-7---|
B|-0----|-0-------------------|-------|------------------------|
G|-1----|-1------4-------3----|-------|------------------------|
D|-2----|-2-------------------|-------|-2------4---------------|
A|-2----|-2---2---------------|-4-----|------------------------|
E|-0----|-0-------------------|-------|------------------------|
                                          Huh! Da! Oh! Ah!

Saxophone solo arranged for guitar
   E             /     /     /            /          /
E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B–8/9--12-12-12-12-12/14-12-12-12-12--|--8/9--12-12-12-12------------12—12--|
G-------------------------------------|-------------------12\11-9--9--------|
D-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

  Asus2      /         /        /       Bsus   /           E      /  /     /
E------------------------------------|-------------------|-12—9/12------------|
B 8/9--12-12-12-12-12/14\12-12/14\12--|---14--12--12--12--|--------/14—12-14-12|
G------------------------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
D------------------------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
A------------------------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
E------------------------------------|-------------------|--------------------|

  E  /           /           Asus2    / /      /     Bsus      /  /      /
E--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B--------------------------|----------------757--97|9--12912-141214—14/15--|
G--12119--119------9-------|----646--969-----------|-----------------------|
D--------------11------11\-|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

   C#m9                  B      E             Bm7
E--------------|-------------------|-------|----------|
B---14/17------|--17----17\----17--|--17---|--17------|
G--------------|-------------------|-------|----------|
D--------------|-------------------|-------|----------|
A--------------|-------------------|-------|----------|
E--------------|-------------------|-------|----------|
                                                 (Beyond)

[Bridge]

Bm7 Dsus    D          Dsus     D            Gsus  G      Gsus  G
Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
Asus             A            Asus  A
Girls comb their hair in rear view mirrors
            Csus C           Csus  C
And the boys try to look so hard
         Dsus   D         Dsus     D
The amusement park rises bold and stark
            Gsus       G               Gsus  G
as kids are huddled on the beach in the mist
        Asus     A                Asus     A
I wanna die with you Wendy on the street tonight
      Csus C        Csus  C
in an ever lasting kiss     Huh!


[Interlude]

keyoard arranged for guitar

  Fsus       F                        Fsus         F
E-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------|-------------------3-3-3----------------|
E-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1/5---------5\3--1-1-------|

  Fsus         F                      Csus           C
E-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A-----------------3-3-3-53----------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-2/3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------|
E-1-1-1-1-1-1/5-------------5-5-----|----------------------------------------|

  Csus       C                        Fsus         F
E-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A-3-3—55---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-0--|----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--------|

  F#sus           F#                  F#sus  F#
E-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A----—-3-3-3-3-------------------3--|----------------------------------------|
E-3/5----------5\3-1-1-1-1-1-3/5----|-2------3-3-3-3-3-3--4-4-4-4------------|

  F#sus         F#           NC
E--------------------------|--------------|--------------------------|
B--------------------------|--------------|--------------------------|
G--------------------------|--------------|--------------------------|
D--------------------------|--------------|--------------------------|
A----—---------------------|-2----1----0--|--0-----------------------|
E-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-\-2----|--------------|------4----3----2---------|

  NC
E-----------------------|------------------|-------|-------|----------|
B-----------------------|------------------|-------|-------|----------|
G-----------------------|------------------|-------|-------|----------|
D-----------------------|------------------|-------|-------|----------|
A----—----6----5---4----|-4--3--3----3--3--|--2----|-2-----|-2--------|
E-1---0-----------------|------------------|-------|-------|----------|

  NC                        E
E------------------------|----------|
B------------------------|-9--------|
G------------------------|-9--------|
D------------------------|-9--------|
A--2-—-------------------|-7--------|
E------------------------|----------|
   One, two, three, four   (Highway's)…


[Verse]

 E                                       Asus2              Bsus
Highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
     E                                          Asus2             Bsus
Everybody's out on the run tonight, but there's no place left to hide


[Pre-Chorus]

   A                 C#m/G#
Together Wendy we'll live with the sadness
      F#m                  C#m/G#         E     D/E
I'll love you with all the madness in my soul   Oh
 A                   C#m/G#                 F#m
Someday girl I don't know when, we're gonna get to that place
         C#m/G#         E                        C#m/G#
Where we really want to go, and we'll walk in the sun
                A               Bsus                 E
But till then tramps like us   baby we were born to run
C#m7      E/A            Bsus                  E
Ah honey tramps like us, baby we were born to run
C#m7              E/ A            Bsus                 E Riff 1
    Come on Wendy tramps like us, baby we were born to run
Asus2    Bsus
Whoah……………………!
E                    Asus2             Bsus          E
Mmmmm. Oh oh, oh,oh,      Oh, oh, oh,  oh,oh,oh,oh,oh
Asus2    Bsus
Mmmmm    Mmmmm


[Outro]
   E      E                    Asus2   A       B        E
e|-0----|-0-------------------|-------|---------------|--0----|
B|-0----|-0-------------------|-------|---------------|--0----|
G|-1----|-1------2-------1----|-------|---------------|--1----|
D|-2----|-2-------------------|-------|-2------4------|--2----|
A|-2----|-2---2---------------|-4-----|---------------|--2----|
E|-0----|-0-------------------|-------|---------------|--0----|
                               Whoah   Oh oh   Oh oh     Oh


Here are some of the chords

Bsus (x 2 4 4 0 0)    Asus2 (x x 2 2 0 0)   C#m/G# (2 2 4 4 3 0)
Fsus (x 8 10 10 11 x) Csus  (x 3 5 5 6 x)   D/E    (0 x 2 2 3 2)
C#m7 (x 4 2 4 0 0)    E/A   (x 0 2 1 0 0)   Bsus   (x x 4 4 0 0)
Gsus (3 x 0 0 1 3)    Dsus  (x 0 0 2 3 3)

This took some doing- I think this is a much better representation of this all time 
song! Enjoy...taff



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lewisw 40 Aug 01, 2009 04:10 AM

great tab its what i have been looking for ..

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Firewarrior 42 Jul 15, 2010 07:38 PM

not to be nit-picky but some of the chords you have are off,
the chord voicing for Fsus is actually Fminor, and you have two different Bsus (is one sus2 and one sus4?) and an easier way to play C#m7 is
e|--4
B|--5
G|--4
D|--6
A|--4
E|--x

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matschkechristian 10 Dec 19, 2015 12:18 PM, edited on December 20 2015, 06:13 pm

Cool, this untangles quite a few knots, huge thanx! I'd like to propose two alternate chord voicings which, to me, feel more organic when I integrate them in the flow of chords:C#m/G# (4 x 6 4 5 x) -> use your thumb for the G# on the E stringD/E (0 7 7 7 7 x)

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