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                Valentine’s Day - Bruce Springsteen
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Bruce Springsteen
Valentine’s Day (1987)
(Springsteen)
From: "Tunnel of Love"

What is special about this song is the combination of open 
chords (+ the soft keyboard layers) and the melodic bass line. 
It is difficult to create that atmosphere alone on one guitar. 
I worked out an arrangement that works well for me. Even if it may not
be exactly what is played on the recording, to me it is a fair 
representation of how it sounds. Suggestions highly welcome!

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If you play together with a bass, the general pattern through most of the 
song is (Capo 2nd fret):

VERSE /INTRO
| D Dsus2 | % | Gmaj7 G6 | % |

MIDDLE 8
| Bm | % | F#m | % | 
| Gmaj7 G6 | % | A Asus4add9 | A(add9) |

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CHORDS
           E-A-D-G-B-E
D          x-x-0-2-3-2
Dsus2      x-x-0-2-3-0
Gmaj7      3-x-0-0-0-2
G6         3-x-0-0-0-0
Asus4add9  x-0-2-4-3-0
Aadd9      x-0-2-4-2-0

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INTRO
| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |
| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |

             D         Dsus2              D             Dsus2 
I'm driving a big lazy car rushin' up the highway in the dark
               Gmaj7         G6                   Gmaj7             G6
I got one hand steady on the wheel and one hand's tremblin' over my heart
     D            Dsus2           D              Dsus2 
It's pounding baby like it's gonna bust right on through
       Gmaj7           G6    Gmaj7        G6  
And it ain't gonna stop          till I'm alone again with you

| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |

  D             Dsus2     D           Dsus2 
A friend of mine became a father last night
        Gmaj7        G6           Gmaj7     G6 
When we spoke in his voice I could hear the light
       D                Dsus2         D            Dsus2 
Of the skies and the rivers, the timberwolf in the pines
         Gmaj7        G6        Gmaj7    G6 
And that great jukebox out on Route 39
           D          Dsus2     D       Dsus2 
They say he travels fastest who travels alone
      Gmaj7           G6          Gmaj7    G6       
But tonight I miss my girl, mister       tonight I miss my home

| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |

          Bm
Is it the sound of the leaves left blown by the wayside
       F#m
That's got me out here on this spooky old highway tonight
          Gmaj7          G6         Gmaj7             G6 
Is it the cry of the river with the moonlight shining through
     A                 Asus4add9  Aadd9                        [D]
That ain't what scares me baby,      what scares me is losing you

| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |
| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |

               D             Dsus2           D            Dsus2
They say if you die in your dreams, you really die in your bed
    Gmaj7              G6                             Gmaj7      G6  
But honey last night I dreamed my eyes rolled straight back in my head
   D     Dsus2      D            Dsus2
And God's light came shinin' on through
       Gmaj7      G6               Gmaj7         G6  
I woke up in the darkness scared and breathin' and born anew
              D         Dsus2     D                 Dsus2
It wasn't the cold river bottom I felt rushing over me
              Gmaj7           G6               Gmaj7       G6  
It wasn't the bitterness of a dream that didn't come true
              D               Dsus2      D                        Dsus2
It wasn't the wind in the grey fields I   felt rushing through my arms
Gmaj7    G6     Gmaj7    G6 
  No no baby,             baby it was you

| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |
| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |

   D        Dsus2                 D        Dsus2 
So hold me close honey, say you're forever mine
  Gmaj7           G6   Gmaj7    G6 
And tell me you'll be my        lonely valentine

| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |
| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |
Lonely valentine

| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |
| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |
| D Dsus2 | D Dsus2 | Gmaj7 G6 | Gmaj7 G6 |
(fade)

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When I’m alone and still want to hear the bass, I play it like this – even
though it is a little complicated:

Capo 2nd fret

The basic pattern (see below) basically runs through most of the song, 
sometimes the bottom note changes too (see below). 
Whatever your strumming pattern may be, try to include these changes.

INTRO / VERSES
  D        Dsus2/F#       D/A      Dsus2/B  /A
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  
e|2-----------0-----------|2-----------0---0-------|
B|3-----------3-----------|3-----------3---3-------|
G|2-----------2-----------|2-----------2---2-------|
D|0-----------0-----------|0-----------0---0-------|
A|------------------------|0-----------2---0-------|
E|------------2-----------|------------------------|
  Gmaj7       G6/B         Gmaj7/D    G6/E /D
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  
e|2-----------0-----------|2-----------0---0-------|
B|0-----------0-----------|0-----------0---0-------|
G|0-----------0-----------|0-----------0---0-------|
D|0-----------0-----------|0-----------2---0-------|
A|------------2-----------|------------------------|
E|3-----------------------|------------------------|

  D        Dsus2/F#       D/A      Dsus2/B  /A
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  
e|2-----------0-----------|2-----------0---0-------|
B|3-----------3-----------|3-----------3---3-------|
G|2-----------2-----------|2-----------2---2-------|
D|0-----------0-----------|0-----------0---0-------|
A|------------------------|0-----------2---0-------|
E|------------2-----------|------------------------|
  Gmaj7     G6/F#        Gmaj7/E      G6/E /D
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  
e|2-----------0-----------|2-----------0---0-------|
B|0-----------0-----------|0-----------0---0-------|
G|0-----------0-----------|0-----------0---0-------|
D|0-----------0-----------|0-----------2---0-------|
A|------------------------|2-----------------------|
E|3-----------2-----------|0-----------------------|


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CHORDS
           E-A-D-G-B-E
D          x-x-0-2-3-2
Dsus2/F#   2-x-0-2-3-0
Dsus2/A    x-0-0-2-3-0
Dsus2/B    x-2-0-2-3-0

Gmaj7      3-x-0-0-0-2
G6/B       x-2-0-0-0-0
Gmaj7/D    x-x-0-0-0-2
Gmaj7/E    0-2-0-0-0-2 or
           x-x-2-0-0-2
G6/E       x-x-2-0-0-0
G6/D       x-x-0-0-0-0

Asus4add9  x-0-2-4-3-0
Aadd9      x-0-2-4-2-0

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INTRO
| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/B | Gmaj7/D  G6/E /D |
| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/F# | Gmaj7/E G6/E /D |

             D         Dsus2/F#           D/A           Dsus2/B  /A
I'm driving a big lazy car rushin' up the highway in the dark
               Gmaj7        G6/B               Gmaj7/D             G6/E /D
I got one hand steady on the wheel and one hand's tremblin' over my heart
     D            Dsus2/F#        D/A            Dsus2/B  /A
It's pounding baby like it's gonna bust right on through
       Gmaj7           G6/B  Gmaj7/E      G6/D
And it ain't gonna stop          till I'm alone again with you

| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/B | Gmaj7/D  G6/E /D |

  D             Dsus2/F#  D/A         Dsus2/B /A
A friend of mine became a father last night
        Gmaj7       G6/F#       Gmaj7/E      G6/E /D 
When we spoke in his voice I could hear the light
       D                Dsus2/F#      D/A          Dsus2/B /A
Of the skies and the rivers, the timberwolf in the pines
         Gmaj7        G6/B      Gmaj7/D  G6/E /D
And that great jukebox out on Route 39
           D          Dsus2/F#  D/A     Dsus2/B /A
They say he travels fastest who travels alone
      Gmaj7           G6/F#       Gmaj7/E  G6/E    /D 
But tonight I miss my girl, mister       tonight I miss my home

| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 Gmaj7/D | % |

          Bm
Is it the sound of the leaves left blown by the wayside
       F#m
That's got me out here on this spooky old highway tonight
          Gmaj7          G6/B       Gmaj7/D           G6/E /D
Is it the cry of the river with the moonlight shining through
     A                 Asus4add9  Aadd9                        [D]
That ain't what scares me baby,      what scares me is losing you

| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/F# | Gmaj7/E G6/E /D |
| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/B | Gmaj7/D  G6/E /D |

               D             Dsus2/F#        D/A          Dsus2
They say if you die in your dreams, you really die in your bed
    Gmaj7              G6/F#                          Gmaj7/E    G6/E /D 
But honey last night I dreamed my eyes rolled straight back in my head
   D     Dsus2/F#   D/A          Dsus2
And God's light came shinin' on through
       Gmaj7      G6/B             Gmaj7/A       G6/B /A 
I woke up in the darkness scared and breathin' and born anew
              D         Dsus2/F# D/A               Dsus2
It wasn't the cold river bottom I felt rushing over me
              Gmaj7           G6/A             Gmaj7       G6/F# /E 
It wasn't the bitterness of a dream that didn't come true
              D               Dsus2/F#  D/A                    Dsus2/B /A
It wasn't the wind in the grey fields I   felt rushing through my arms
Gmaj7    G6/B   Gmaj7/D  G6/E /D
  No no baby,             baby it was you

| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/B | Gmaj7/D  /E /D |
| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/F# | Gmaj7/E G6/E /D |

   D        Dsus2/F#              D/A      Dsus2/B /A
So hold me close honey, say you're forever mine
  Gmaj7           G6/B Gmaj7/D  G6/E /D
And tell me you'll be my        lonely valentine

| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/B | Gmaj7/A G6/B /A |
| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/B | Gmaj7/D G6/E /D |
Lonely valentine

| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/F# | Gmaj7/E G6/E /D |
| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/B | Gmaj7/A G6/B /A |
| D Dsus2/A | % | Gmaj7 G6/D | % |
| D Dsus2/F# | D/A  Dsus2/B /A | Gmaj7 G6/B | Gmaj7/A G6/B /A |
(fade)


            
            
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jazzyfate 10 Feb 03, 2014 09:36 AM

Great job. That's exactly what I was looking for!

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bellslay 10 Sep 04, 2016 03:24 PM

Great work. Thank you. I think this is his best album (and one of my all-time faves).

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