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Errors in previous versions, with a couple of chords in chorus and previous versions do not contain Dadd4 in the verse. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Fast Car 
Tracy Chapman

Tabbed by Jarrod James

Previous tabs and chords needed a little bit of fixing up. This is the correct version from the book.


Capo II


Chords:
Cmaj7 x32000
G     320003
Em    022000  
Dadd4 xx0032 
C     x32010
G     320003
Gadd9 300003
Em    022000  
Em7   022030
D     x00232




[Intro]

 (Cmaj7)(G)       (Em)  (Dadd4)       
e|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|   ×2 Riff A
D|----------------|----------------|
A|3---------------|7-----5---------|
E|------3---------|----------------|

 (Cmaj7)(G)       (Em)  (Dadd4)       
e|----------------|-----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8--10-8--7--8-7--|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0--------0-------|  ×1 Riff B
D|----------------|-----------------|
A|3---------------|7--------5-------|
E|------3---------|-----------------|


 (Cmaj7)(G)       (Em)  (Dadd4)       
e|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|   ×1 Riff A
D|----------------|----------------|
A|3---------------|7-----5---------|
E|------3---------|----------------|

[Verse 1]

Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
Em                 Dadd4
I want a ticket to anywhere.
Cmaj7           G
Maybe we make a deal,
Em                    Dadd4
Maybe together we can get somewhere.
Cmaj7        G
Any place is better.
Em                      Dadd4
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose.
Cmaj7            G
Maybe we'll make something,
Em               Dadd4     
Me myself, I got nothing to prove.


*Play Intro Riff A ×2


[Verse 2] 

Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
Em              Dadd4
I got a plan to get us out of here:
Cmaj7                 G
I been working at the convenience store,
Em                     Dadd4
Managed to save just a little bit of money.
Cmaj7                   G
Won't have to drive too far
Em                         Dadd4
Just 'cross the border and into the city, 
Cmaj7         G
You and I can both get jobs
    Em                  Dadd4
And finally see what it means to be living.



*Play Intro Riff A ×2


[Verse 3]

         Cmaj7              G
You see, my old man's got a problem:
   Em                               Dadd4
He live with the bottle, that’s the way it is.
   Cmaj7                       G
He says his body's too old for working,
    Em                  Dadd4
His body's too young to look like his.
   Cmaj7             G             Em                         Dadd4
My mama went off and left him, she wanted more from life than he could give,
         Cmaj7                  G
I said, "Somebody's got to take care of him."
   Em                       Dadd4
So I quit school and that's what I did.


*Play Intro Riff A ×2


Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
          Em                    Dadd4
But is it fast enough so we can fly away
Cmaj7             G
We gotta make a decision
Em                        Dadd4
Leave tonight or live and die this way


*Play Intro Riff A ×2



[Chorus]

(Dadd4)                       C             Cmaj7      C
Cause I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
    G                Gadd9           G
The speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
Em                Em7            Em
  The city lights lay out before us
         Dadd4         D                 Dadd4
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
    C  Em       D          Dadd4   D
And I  I  had a feeling that I belonged
    C  Em       D           Dadd4  D        C           D 
And I  I  had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone



*Play Intro Riff A ×2


[Verse 4]

Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
    Em                     Dadd4
And we go cruising to entertain ourselves;
Cmaj7                 G
you still ain't got a job
      Em                    Dadd4
And I work in a market as a checkout girl.
Cmaj7                  G
I know things will get better:
Em                   Dadd4
You'll find work and I'll get promoted, 
Cmaj7                 G
We'll move out of the shelter
Em                     Dadd4
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs.


*Play Intro Riff A ×2
(2nd Guitar plays Riff B in the Background)

[Chorus]

(Dadd4)                       C             Cmaj7      C
Cause I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
    G                Gadd9           G
The speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
Em                Em7            Em
  The city lights lay out before us
         Dadd4         D                 Dadd4
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
    C  Em       D          Dadd4   D
And I  I  had a feeling that I belonged
    C  Em       D           Dadd4  D        C           D 
And I  I  had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone



*Play Intro Riff A ×2


[Verse 5]

Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
    Em               Dadd4
And I got a job that pays all our bills.
Cmaj7                 G
You stay out drinking late at the bar,
        Em                         Dadd4
You see more your friends than you do your kids.
Cmaj7                G
I'd always hoped for better,
Em                     Dadd4
Thought maybe together you and me would find it,
Cmaj7                  G
I got no plans I ain't going nowhere,
   Em                     Dadd4
so take your fast car and keep on driving.


*Play Intro Riff A×2


[Chorus]

(Dadd4)                       C             Cmaj7      C
Cause I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
    G                Gadd9           G
The speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
Em                Em7            Em
  The city lights lay out before us
         Dadd4         D                 Dadd4
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
    C  Em       D          Dadd4   D
And I  I  had a feeling that I belonged
    C  Em       D           Dadd4  D        C           D 
And I  I  had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone



*Play Intro Riff A ×2


Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
          Em                    Dadd4
But is it fast enough so you can fly away
Cmaj7             G
You gotta make a decision
Em                        Dadd4
Leave tonight or live and die this way


[Outro]

*Play Intro Riff A x3

(Cmaj7)(G)              
e|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---------|
G|0---0-0---------|  
D|----------------|
A|3---------------|
E|------3---------|

            
            
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Unnamed_Aj 10 Aug 31, 2017 02:34 PM

Perfect!

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