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One Step Up Tab

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                One step up - Bruce Springsteen
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Bruce Springsteen
One step up (1987)
(Springsteen)
From: "Tunnel of Love"

The basic pattern (see below) runs through the whole song. It may be picked, 
strummed or - using more than on guitar - both. Make sure to put in 
variations here and there.

Capo 3rd fret

Intro/Verses
  G6                                Dadd9/F#
e|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|
B|----------3-----|--3-------3-----|----------3-----|----------3-----|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|

  Em7                               Dadd9/F#
e|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|
B|----------3-----|--3-------3-----|----------3-----|----------3-----|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|


Chorus
  Em7              Dadd9/F#          G6   
e|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|
B|--3-------3-----|----------3-----|----------3-----|--3-------3-----|
G|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|0-------0-------|2-------2-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|

  G6               A7sus4           
e|------0---------|------0---------|
B|----------3-----|----------3-----|
G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|0-------0-------|
E|3-------3-------|----------------|

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CHORDS
          E-A-D-G-B-e
G6        3-x-0-0-0-0
Dadd9/F#  2-x-0-2-3-0
Em7       0-2-2-0-3-0
A7sus4    x-0-0-0-3-0

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Intro | G6 | Dadd9/F# | Em7 | Dadd9/F# |

G6  
Woke up this morning my house was cold
Dadd9/F#
Checked out the furnace she wasn't burnin'
Em7
Went out and hopped in my old Ford
Dadd9/F#
Hit the engine but she ain't turnin'
G6
Given each other some hard lessons lately
Dadd9/F#
But we ain't learnin'
          Em7      Dadd9/F#       G6
We're the same sad story that's a fact
G6       A7sus4          | G6 | Dadd9/F# | Em7 | Dadd9/F# |
One step up and two steps back

          G6
Bird on a wire outside my motel room
Dadd9/F#
But he ain't singin'
Em7
Girl in white outside a church in June
Dadd9/F#
But the church bells they ain't ringing
G6
I'm sittin' here in this bar tonight
Dadd9/F#
But all I'm thinkin' is
Em7              Dadd9/F#       G6
I'm the same old story same old act
G6       A7sus4          | G6 | Dadd9/F# | Em7 | Dadd9/F# |
One step up and two steps back

G6
It's the same thing night on night
Dadd9/F#
Who's wrong baby who's right
Em7
Another fight and I slam the door on
Dadd9/F#
Another battle in our dirty little war
G6
When I look at myself I don't see
Dadd9/F#
The man I wanted to be
Em7                 Dadd9/F#           G6
Somewhere along the line I slipped off track
       G6              A7sus4         | G6 | Dadd9/F# | Em7 | Dadd9/F# |
caught movin' one step up and two steps back

G6
There's a girl across the bar
Dadd9/F#
I get the message she's sendin'
Em7
Mmm she ain't lookin' too married
Dadd9/F#
And me well honey I'm pretending
G6
Last night I dreamed I held you in my arms
Dadd9/F#
The music was never-ending
   Em7                   Dadd9/F#     G6
We danced as the evening sky faded to black
G6       A7sus4           G6                              Dadd9/F#
One step up and two steps back (One step up and two steps back)
                          Em7                             Dadd9/F#
One step up and two steps back (One step up and two steps back)
                          | G6 | Dadd9/F# | Em7 | Dadd9/F# |
One step up and two steps back 

Outro: | G6 | Dadd9/F# | Em7 | Dadd9/F# |
        Solo (repeat til fade)
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rexboxy wrote on October 5 2013, 11:42 pm

Beautiful work. Elegant and right.

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maguri wrote on October 6 2013, 02:31 am

Thank you very much! It may not always be 100% right but you're right: elegance is very important to me.

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rexboxy wrote on October 8 2013, 11:01 am

I thought so, given how you take the time to show how to play the chords and the different fingerings for them than usual. Your versions have that continuous thread or theme in them, like in this one, keeping the little e string open and the B string fretted at 3 the entire song. It's great to be able to learn these variations. I love the new way I have now of playing a G7 as shown on your Local Natives' Airplanes tab, another one where you show how to keep that continuous sound going throughout by keeping some strings the same. Your work is great and greatly appreciated.

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