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ARTIST: Johnny Thunders
SONG: Born To Lose
PART OF THE SONG: Whole Song
Standard Tuning.

Notes:
Licks for the song are located at the bottom. 
Rhythm guitarist plays a standard blues shuffle with the 6th note.


[Intro]

(Johnny thunders)           Hold the 5th fret down on the A string through the intro.
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|
D|-----------0-----0-----0-----0--------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------|
A|--5--------------------------------4--------5-----------------------------4--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 1]

B5                         
Well that's the way it goes
E5
This city so cold
B5
And I'm so sold
E5
That's what I know I said hit it!


[Chorus]

F#5     B5
Born to lose            (Chorus Riff 1)
F#5     B5
Born to lose            (Chorus Riff 2)
F#5     B5
Born to lose
   G5       A5      B5     
Oh baby I'm born to lose


[Verse 2]

B5
I have nothing to do
E5
I have nothing to say
B5
Only one thing that I want
E5
It's the only way - I said hit it!


[Chorus]

F#5     B5
Born to lose            (Chorus Riff 1)
F#5     B5
Born to lose            (Chorus Riff 2)
F#5     B5
Born to lose
   G5       A5      B5     
Oh baby I'm born to lose


[Verse 3]

B5
Living in the jungle
E5
It ain't so hard
B5
Living in the city
E5
It'll eat out your heart - I said hit it!


[Chorus]

F#5     B5
Born to lose            (Chorus Riff 1)
F#5     B5
Born to lose            (Chorus Riff 2)
F#5     B5
Born to lose
   G5       A5      B5     
Oh baby I'm born to lose (X4)
   G5       A5
Oh baby I'm born to


[Solo]

(Johnny Thunders)
E|-7----7---------7----7----7-7-12-12----------12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12----------|
B|-7----7-9-------7----7----7-7/12-12----------12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12----------|
G|----------7b8--------------------------14b16----14b16----14b16----14b16----14b16----14b16----14b16b14-|
D|--------------9---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------7-------------12-12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12----|
B|-7----7-9-7-9-7-7-7---------7-------------12-12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12----|
G|-----------------------9b11---9b11b9-7----------14b16----14b16----14b16----14b16----14b16----14b16----14-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------7----7---------7----7----7-7-12-12----12-------12----12----12----12----12----12----12-------|
B|-------7----7-9-------7----7----7-7/12-12----12-------12----12----12----12----12----12----12-------|
G|-12-------------7b8--------------------------14b16----14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16b14-|
D|--------------------9------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-7----7----7----7----7----7-7----------------------------------------------------------21b22-|
B|-7----7----7----7----7----7-7/17----4/17-17----4/17-17----4/17-17-17-20-17-20-17-20-17-------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

F#5     B5
Born to lose            (Chorus Riff 1)
F#5     B5
Born to lose            (Chorus Riff 2)
F#5     B5
Born to lose
   G5       A5      B5     
Oh baby I'm born to lose (X4)

(Ending Riff on 3rd line)


|VERSE 1 LICK| 
(Johnny Thunders)
       "That's the way it goes....."       
E|-------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------4/9--|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

               "And I'm so sold..."
E|-------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------9\4--|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

        "That's what I know I said hit it!"
E|-------------------------------------|
B|--4/9--------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|


|CHORUS RIFF 1|
(Walter Lure)
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|---------------4-4-----2----4p2---|
A|-4----4----4-4-2-2-2h4----------2-|
E|-2----2----2-2--------------------|


|CHORUS RIFF 2|
(Walter Lure)
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------4-4---------------|
A|-4----4----4-4-2-2-4-6-4-------4-|
E|-2----2----2-2-----------7-4\2-2-|


|ENDING RIFF|
Johnny Thunders:
E|-12/15-----15-----15-----15--17--15--17b18v-----17--15--17b18-----18--18--18r17--15--17--15--17b18--17b18--|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---15------------------------------|
B|-------17b18b17--15--17b18b17--15--|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

                                      Johnny used intense vibrato for the remainder of the song.
E|------------------------------15--17~-----------------------------------------|
B|--17b18b17b18b17--15------15--------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------17------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


***********************************

| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| ~   Vibrato
| b   Bend

***********************************

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