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Racing In The Street Chords

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Racing in the Street - Bruce Springsteen


Chords using:

   F  Dm7 C4 Bb Gm C7
e|-1--1---1--1--3--0-|
B|-1--1---1--3--3--1-|
G|-2--2---0--3--3--3-|
D|-3--0---2--3--5--2-|
A|-3------3--1--5--3-|
E|-1------------3----|


[Intro]

F  Dm7  C4  Bb 


[Verse 1]

        F
I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 39 slicks
            Bb
Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor
       Gm
She's waiting tonight down in the parking lot
             Bb
Outside the Seven-Eleven store
           F
Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch
            Bb
And he rides with me from town to town
        Gm
We only run for the money got no strings attached
            Bb
We shut `em up and then we shut `em down


[Chorus]

C7       F
Tonight, tonight the strip's just right
         Bb
I wanna blow `em off in my first heat
Gm
Summer's here and the time is right
     Bb
For racin' in the street


[Verse 2]

   F
We take all the action we can meet
        Bb
And we cover all the northeast state
           Gm
When the strip shuts down we run `em in the street
          Bb
From the fire roads to the interstate
     F
Now some guys they just give up living
           Bb
And start dying little by little piece by piece
                Gm
Some guys come home from work and wash up
         Bb
Then go racin' in the street


[Chorus]

C7      F
Tonight, tonight the strip's just right
         Bb
I wanna blow `em all out of their seats
Gm
Calling out around the world
             Bb
We're going racin' in the street


[Break] 

F   Dm7   C4   Bb   F   Dm7   C4   Bb  


[Verse 3]

       F
I met her on the strip three years ago
     Bb
In a Camaro with this dude from L.A.
  Gm
I blew that Camaro off my back 
     Bb
And drove that little girl away
         F
But now there's wrinkles around my baby's eyes
          Bb
And she cries herself to sleep at night
            Gm
When I come home the house is dark
           Bb
She sighs "Baby did you make it all right"


[Verse 4]

    F
She sits on the porch of her daddy's house
    Bb
But all her pretty dreams are torn
     Gm
She stares off alone into the night
          Bb
With the eyes of one who hates for just being born
            F
For all the shut-down strangers and hot rod angels 
   Bb
Rumbling through this promised land
    Gm
Tonight my baby and me we're gonna ride to the sea
     Bb
And wash these sins off our hands


[Chorus]

C7       F
Tonight, tonight the highway's bright
     Bb
Out of our way mister you best keep
        Gm
`Cause summer's here and the time is right
             Bb
We're goin' racin' in the street


[Outro]

F  Bb  Gm  Bb  (to fade out)
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davejsy 17 wrote on July 18 2009, 08:49 am

anyone know how to play this like Serena Ryder does on youtube? She seems to have a capo on? thanks

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forgottenwords 138 wrote on January 2 2016, 07:50 pm

6.5 years later, but in case anyone else is ever looking:
Just from a cursory look at a video of her, she's just capo'd at the 6th fret and playing the verse D / G / Em / G (relative to the capo, obviously). I think the intro she did as D / Bm / G. Didn't have time to look too deeply into it, but that should get someone started.

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forgottenwords 138 wrote on January 2 2016, 07:56 pm

Just wish this included the correct bridge with the key change. Playing with no capo like the rest of this tab you'd play it as:
D# / Cm / A# / G# // D# / Cm / F / A#

I tend to like playing this song with a capo on the first fret and using these shapes for the verse:
E / A / F#m / A
Which would make the bridge:
D / Bm / A / G // D / Bm / E / A
(this version makes it easier to play the melody that's prominent in the bridge, since it's based around what would be the D shape here)

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