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Thunder Road chords

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Piano:   F   Am     Dm         F         Bb         F    Am       Bb          C 

F Harp:   1   2 3   | 456   |6 5 5 5 4 3|3   4 4    4   | 4     | 4 43 4    |4 43 4 4  
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 F 
The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves
                         C                       Bb
Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
                             C
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
           F                  Bb
Hey that's me and I want you only
                            F                 C
Don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again

       F                       Bb                     F
Don't run back inside, darling you know just what I'm here for

So you're scared and you're thinking
     C                    Bb
That maybe we ain't that young anymore
                                          C
Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
            F                        Bb
You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright
       F                 C
Oh and it's alright with me

        F                          Dm
You can hide neath your covers and study your pain
     F                               Bb
Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
 F                 Am
Waste your summer praying in vain
       Bb                         C
For a savior to rise from these streets
             F                     Dm
Well now I'm no hero, that's understood
         F                                Bb
All the redemption I can offer, girl, is beneath this dirty hood
        F                Am
With a chance to make it good somehow
     Bb                 C
Hey what else can we do now?

        F                       Bb                F             Bb F
Except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair

Well the night's busting open
      Am                     Bb
These two lanes will take us anywhere
                                  C
We got one last chance to make it real
    F                            Bb
To trade in these wings on some wheels
              F                     C
Climb in back heaven's waiting down on the tracks

F         Dm
Oh oh come take my hand
       F                     Bb
We’re riding out tonight to case the promised land
F        Am               Bb               C
Oh oh oh oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road,

F                      Dm
Lying out there like a killer in the sun
    F                   Bb
Hey I know it's late we can make it if we run
F        Am                   Bb         C             F
Oh oh oh oh Thunder Road, sit tight take hold, Thunder Road


F    Am Bb                    C                      F  
Well I  got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk
       Dm                                          Bb   C
And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk
          Bb                      C
From your front porch to my front seat
           Am                         Dm
The door's open but the ride it ain't free
    Bb            Bb/A                  Gm      F
And I know you're lonely for words that I ain't spoken
      C              Bb            Am             Gm
But tonight we'll be free, all the promises'll be broken

           F                     Bb               F        Bb F
There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away

They haunt this dusty beach road
       Am                 Bb
In the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
                                      C
They scream your name at night in the street
                 F                         Bb
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet and in the

Am                                      Bb 
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--------2--2--2-2--|--------2--2--2-2--|--------3--3---3-3--|--------3--3---3-3--| 
------2------2-----|------2------2-----|------3------3------|------3------3------| 
--0-0--------------|--0-0--------------|--1-1---------------|--1-1---------------| 
-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|--------------------| 
Lonely cool before   dawn you hear their engines roaring on   but when you

GM                       C 
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------------------------|-----------------------------| 
--5--3--3--2--2---------|-----------------------------| 
------------------5--5--|--3--3--1--1-----------------| 
------------------------|--------------5--5--5--3--0--| 
Get to the porch they're gone on the 

Bb  
---------------------|--------------| 
----------------3----|----6---6-----| 
--3-------3—----3----|--5>7---7<5---| 
--3-------3—-5--3----|--------------| 
--1—-3/5-------------|--------------| 
---------------------|--------------| 
wind                  So Mary climbed 

Gm 
------------------|------------| 
------------------|------------| 
---------------3--|--3/5---3---| 
--5------------3--|--3/5---3---| 
--5-------1/5--3--|--3/5---3---| 
--3—-1/3----------|------------| 
in                 It’s a 

     Bb                      C                      F 
Town full of losers and I'm pulling out of here to win.

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