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Thunder Road Acoustic chords

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Thunder Road [acoustic take]
Bruce Springsteen
This version of 'Thunder Road' was recorded in 1975 during the 'Born To Run' 
studio sessions. This take is a solo acoustic version with some lyrical 
differences. It is a haunting take that surprisingly isn't tabbed.


[Intro]

G


[Verse 1]

G                        C             G
The screen door slams, Chrissie's dress sways
        F                C                        G
Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
   C                        G#m 
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
          F                        C
Hey that's me babe and I want you only
              G
Don't turn me home again
  F                      D               C
I just can't face myself alone again tonight
        G                     C                    G
Don't run back inside, baby you know just what I'm here for
           F                                                         C
So you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that young anymore
C                              G#m
Woah and there's magic in the night
           F                         C
You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright
             D
And that's alright with me


[Verse 2]

        G                            D
You can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain
     G                               C 
Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
G                 D                     C                          D
Waste your summer praying in vain for a saviour to rise from these streets
        G                     D
Well I ain't no hero, that's understood
          G                               C
All the redemption I can offer, babe is beneath this old hood
G                               D 
With one last chance to make it good somehow
     C                  D
Hey what else can we do now
        G                       C                  G
Except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair
G                                       D                      C
Well the night's bustin' open and these two lanes will take us anywhere
C                                D
We got one last chance to make it real
   G                            C
To trade in these wings for some wheels
C                                D
Climb in back, it's waiting down on the tracks


[Verse 3]

G                           D
When I try hard Chrissie to understand
     G                     C
I'm riding out tonight to case the promised land
G                          D
Baby if you're born with nothing in your hands
C                   D
Hey it's your only chance
          G                       D
Well it's lying out there like a killer in the sun
     G                           C 
Yeah I know it's late but we can make it if we run
G                    D
Oh I wish you could come
   C                                         D              G
So leave what you've lost, leave what's grown old on Thunder Road

        Em                            C
Well I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk
        G                                           D
And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk
           C                    D
From your front porch to my front seat
                G                         C
Hey the door's open but the ride it ain't free
      D
Climb In


[Verse 4]

G                                  C                           G
Well there were ghosts in the eyes of the boys that you sent away
G                                         D                           C
They haunt this dirty beach road in the skeleton remains of burnt out Chevrolets
C                                   D
They scream to you at night from the street
                 F                     C
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
           G                  D
And in the lonely cool before dawn
                  G                     D
From your room you hear their engines roar on
            G                       C                   D                       Am
But when you get to the porch they're gone, lost in the wind, so Chrissie climb in
        C                          D                      G
It's a town full of losers and I'm pullin' outta here to win


[Outro]

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