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Fast Car Tab

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                             tracy chapman - fast car
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Tabbed by:jkanderson
Email:j_k_anderson@hotmail.com

Tuning:standard

INTRO RIFF 1:
e|-----------------------5---5---4-------4---------|
B|---2h3--2---5------5-----------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|---0--------7---7------7---7---7---7-------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

INTRO RIFF 2:
e|-----------------------5---7---5---4---5---4p0---|
B|---2h3--2---5------5-----------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|---0--------7---7--------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

VERSE 1 RIFF:(same as INTRO RIFF 1) 
e|-----------------------5---5---4-------4----------------------------------|
B|---2h3--2---5------5------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---0--------7---7------7---7---7---7--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS: (D A F#m E)  then 
        (D F#m E D E)                D             A
e|-----------------------------------2-------------x------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------3-------------2------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------2-------------2------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------x-------------2------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------x-------------x------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------x-------------x------------------------|
  ...said i remember when we were drivin', drivin' in your car

   F#m                    E                   D                   A
e|--2---------------------x-------------------2-------------------x---------|
B|--2---------------------x-------------------3-------------------2---------|
G|--2---------------------1-------------------2-------------------2---------|
D|--4---------------------2-------------------x-------------------2---------|
A|--4---------------------2-------------------x-------------------x---------|
E|--2---------------------x-------------------x-------------------x---------|
  speed so fast felt like i was drunk, city lights lay out before us,

           F#m                      E   
e|----------2-----------------------x---------------------------------------|
B|----------2-----------------------x---------------------------------------|
G|----------2-----------------------1---------------------------------------|
D|----------4-----------------------2---------------------------------------|
A|----------4-----------------------2---------------------------------------|
E|----------2-----------------------x---------------------------------------|

  and your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder, and... 

     D   F#m          E 
e|---2----2-----------x-----------------------------------------------------|
B|---3----2-----------x-----------------------------------------------------|
G|---2----2-----------1-----------------------------------------------------|
D|---x----3-----------2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|---x----3-----------2-----------------------------------------------------|
E|---x----2-----------x-----------------------------------------------------|
  ...IeeeeI...had a feelin' that i belonged, and...

     D   F#m          E                                D           E
e|---2----2-----------x--------------------------------2-----------x--------|
B|---3----2-----------x--------------------------------3-----------x--------|
G|---2----2-----------1--------------------------------2-----------1--------|
D|---x----3-----------2--------------------------------x-----------2--------|
A|---x----3-----------2--------------------------------x-----------2--------|
E|---x----2-----------x--------------------------------x-----------x--------|
  ...IeeeeI...had feelin' that i could be someone, be someone, be someone...

...repeat this sequence of riffs and chords throughout the song, and that's it...of
course you'll have to listen to the song for timing and words and all...
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"...oba oba-serving, the hypocrites, as we mingle with the good people we meet..."
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woodward 170 Nov 02, 2005 05:57 PM

sounds good too me :)

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GMCampey 394 Apr 30, 2008 02:17 PM

I think there might be too many chords in the chorus...

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