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Born to Run  Bruce Springsteen

From : Jean-Pierre Trolet
You will find 2 MP3 recorded by myself to illustrate the tab and how to contact
me on my webpage here:
http://jptrol.free.fr/mus
BORN TO RUN - Bruce Springsteen
One of the masterpieces of the boss. It is rather difficult to play since the band
uses keyboards and if you want to make it sound like it you have to make adjustments
for the guitar. So I managed to get the sound with one rhythm guitar and one 'lead
guitar'. Both are in the standard tuning. Bruce plays staccato with the rhythm guitar
while muting the strings. For the lead guitar use tremolo and treble boosting. The bass
is tabbed too. I got that only through hearing and I recorded a demo mp3 to illustrate
the tab.
INTRO and CHORUS :
 
 <------------------------------- REPEAT ONCE --------------------------------->

Rhythm guitar (play staccato and mute all along the song)
[E] [E4] [A] [B] [E] 
 
 E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 G +----1--1---------------2---1---------+---2----2------8-----------1---------+
 D +----2--2-----------2---2---2---------+---2----2------9-----------2---------+
 A +----2--2-....------2---2---2---------+---4----4------9-----------2---------+
 E +----0--0-----------0---0---0---------+---5----5------7-----------0---------+

Lead guitar
 
 E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------(0)---+
 B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------(0)---+
 G +----------------------2---1----------+-------------------------------(1))--+
 D +----------------------2---2----------+--(2)---2------9---------------(2)---+
 A +---2--------------2---2---2----------+---4----4------9-----------2---(2)---+
 E +---0---------------------------------+---5---(5)-----7-----------0---(0)---+

Play full E the 2nd time
 
 G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 E +-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------+---55555555----77777777--------------+

VERSE :
Rhythm guitar (play staccato and mute)
[E] [A] [B] 
 
 E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 G +-----1-------------------------------+----6---------------8----------------+
 D +-----2-------------------------------+----7---------------9----------------+
 A +-----2-------------------------------+----7---------------9----------------+
 E +-----0-------------------------------+----5---------------7----------------+

In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a ______ runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Lead guitar play once and let ring
 
 E +-----0-------------------------------+----5--------------7-----------------+
 B +-----0-------------------------------+----5--------------7-----------------+
 G +-----1-------------------------------+----6--------------8-----------------+
 D +-----2-------------------------------+----7--------------9-----------------+
 A +-----2-------------------------------+----7--------------9-----------------+
 E +-----0-------------------------------+----5--------------7-----------------+

[Bass]  
 
 G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 E +----0---------------------0----------+----5--------------7-----------------+

Rhythm guitar (always staccato ...)
[A] [Amaj7] [F#m] [Amaj7] 
 
 E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 G +---6----------------6----------------+---2--------------------6------------+
 D +---7----------------6----------------+---4--------------------6------------+
 A +---7----------------7----------------+---4--------------------7------------+
 E +---5----------------4----------------+---2--------------------4------------+

Sprung from cages on Highway 9 chrome wheeled, fuel injected and, steppin' out over __ (to 1)
Oh Baby this town rips the bones from your back, it's a death trap, ______ it's a suicide rap.We
_ (to 2)
Lead guitar
 
 E +-------12------12------12------12----+------12------12-----------12------12-----+
 B +-----14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--+----14--14--14--14-------14--14--14--14---+
 G +---14------14------13------13--------+--11------11-----------13------13---------+
 D +-------------------------------------+------------------------------------------+
 A +-------------------------------------+------------------------------------------+
 E +-------------------------------------+------------------------------------------+

[Bass]  
 
 G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 E +---5----------(5)-4----------(4)-----+--2------------(2)-----4-------------+

1:
Rhythm guitar
[E] [B4]  
 
 E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 B +---------5-----------5---------------+-------------------------------------+
 G +--4------4-----------4------4--------+-------------------------------------+
 D +--6------6-----------4------4--------+-------------------------------------+
 A +--7------------------2-----(2)-------+-------------------------------------+
 E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

the line __________
Lead guitar
 
 E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 B +-9-----12-----------17-----16--------+-------------------------------------+
 G +--------------------16-----16--------+-------------------------------------+
 D +--------------------16-----16--------+-------------------------------------+
 A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

[Bass]  
 
 G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 D +------11-14--------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 A +-11h14-----14p11---------------------+-------------------------------------+
 E +----------------14p12------7---------+-------------------------------------+

2:
Rhythm guitar
[E] [C#m7] [A] [B] [E] 
 
 E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 B +---------5-----------------5---------+--------2---------5------------------+
 G +--4------4-----------------4---------+--------2---------4-------4-------1--+
 D +--6------6-----------------6---------+--------2---------4-------4-------2--+
 A +--7-----------------4----------------+--------4---------2---------------2--+
 E +-------------------------------------+---5------------------------------0--+

get out while we're young 'Cause tramps like us baby we were born
run.
Lead guitar
 
 E +--12---------------------------------+------------------12-----------------+
 B +---------12---------9------12--------+--9-----12----------------12---------+
 G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

[Bass]  
 
 G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 E +--12----------------9----------------+---5-------------7-------------------+

The remainder hardly needs tabbing.
Hey Wendy, [E]let me in, I wanna be your friend,
I wanna guard[A] your dreams and visions.[B]
Just w[E]rap your legs 'round these velvet rims,
And strap[A] your hands across my engines.[B]
And Toge[A]ther we could break this tra[Amaj7]p,
We'll r[F#m]un till we drop and, baby we'[Amaj7]ll never go back.[E] [B4]
Oh will you walk wit[A]h me out on the wire?[Amaj7]
Girl, I'm jus[F#m]t a scared and a lonely rid[Amaj7]er,
But I go[C]tta know how it feels,
I want[C#m7] to know if love is wild, baby,
I wa[A]nt to know if love is[B4] real.
(CHORUS)
(sorry for the instrumental : I'll see to it one day)
The chords used in this ballad section are these ones :
Em9 : 024000
G4 : 320013
A4 : X02240
C4 : X35563
Be[Em]yond t[Em9]he palace hemi[Em]-powered [Em9]drones scream down [G4]the bo[G]uleva[G4]rd[G]
Gi[A4]rls comb [A]their hair[A4] in rear-vie[A]w mirrors
and the boys [C4]try to [C]look so h[C4]ard[C]
The amus[Em]ement [Em9]park rises bol[Em]d and sta[Em9]rk
Kid[G4]s are [G]huddl[G4]ed on th[G]e beach in a mist
I wanna die w[A4]ith you W[A]endy on th[A4]e street ton[A]ight
In an eve[C4]rlastin[C]g kiss[C4] [C]
(Here there is an instrumental that is not fully played with a guitar but sounds about like this)
[F4] [F] [C4] [C] [G4] [G] 
[F#]  
 
 E +---6------5----------------------8---+--7----12-11-10--9-8-7-7----6---------+
 B +---6------6-....----6-----5------8---+--8----13-12-11-10-9-8-8----7---------+
 G +---5------5---------5-----5------7---+--7----12-11-10--9-8-7-7----6---------+
 D +--------------------5-----5----------+----------------------------8---------+
 A +--------------------3-----3----------+----------------------------9---------+
 E +-------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+

For the last verse the lead guitar plays the main riff
Well, The highwa[E]ys jammed with broken heroes
On a last [A]chance power drive[B]
W[E]ell everybody's out on the run tonight
But there's no pl[A]ace left to hide[B]
Toge[A]ther, Wendy, we can live with the [Amaj7]sadness
I'll[F#m] love you with all the madne[Amaj7]ss in my soul[E] [B4]
Oh someda[A]y girl, I don't know when, we[Amaj7]'re gonna get to that place[F#m]
Where we r[Amaj7]eally wanna go[E]
And we'll wal[C#m7]k in the sun
Till then tramp[A]s like us
[B4]Baby we were born to run.[E]

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