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Racing In The Street Chords (ver 2) - Bruce Springsteen

Racing In The Street Chords
 These are the chords to the '78 version of 
Racing In The Street from The Promise. 
It's a terrific rendition of the song 
and I searched and searched but 
couldn't find the chords online. 
Finally I picked up my guitar and 
sounded them out. I hope this helps 
anyone else whose been searching for 
these chords.

Intro: F Dm C Bb

F                Dm 
I got a '32 Ford, she's a three-eighteen
       C                       Bb
Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor
          F                          Dm
And she's waiting tonight down in the parking lot
            C              Bb
Outside the 7-Eleven store
          F                        Dm
Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch
       C                          Bb
And he rides with me from town to town
        F                        Dm
We only run for the money got no strings attached
            C                  Bb
We shut 'em up and we shut 'em down

F                      Dm
Tonight, tonight the strip's just right
          C                       Bb
I wanna blow 'em all out of their seats
 F              Dm
Come on out around the world
            C                Bb
We're going racing in the street

F                 Dm
We take all the action we can meet
       C                       Bb
And we cover all the northeast states
         F                      Dm
When the strip shuts down we run 'em in the street
         C                          Bb
From the back roads to the turnpike gates
         F                            Dm
Well now some guys they do it for the money
                             C                            Bb
Other guys do it 'cause they don't know what else they can do
      F                          Dm
There just ain't nothing left at home
               C                        Bb
Waking up in a world that somebody else owns

F                     Dm
Tonight, tonight the strip's just right
           C                     Bb
I wanna blow 'em off in my first heat
    F                             Dm
Now summer's here and the time is right
    C              Bb
For racing in the street

Here's where the violin starts and the key changes.
It moves up 3 half steps so F = G#, Dm = Fm, C = D#, 
and Bb = C#. You can throw a capo on the third fret 
and play all the chords like before, or you can just 
play barre chords.

G#                        Fm
I met her on the strip three years ago
      D#                        C#
In a Camaro with this dude from L.A.
  G#               Fm                D#                   C#
I blew that Camaro off my back and stole that little girl away
            G#                   Fm
Now there's wrinkles 'round my baby's eyes
     D#                       C#
She cries herself to sleep at night
    G#                Fm     
When I come home, the house is dark she sighs,
 D#                       C#
"Baby did you make it all right?"
     G#                      Fm
She sits on the porch of her daddy's house
               D#                C#
But honey your pretty dress is torn
       G#               Fm      
She stares out alone into the night
                 D#                          C#
With the eyes of one who hates for just bein' born
            G#                        Fm
For all the blown-off strangers and hot rod angels
  D#                            C#
Stumbling through this promised land
           G#                      Fm
Tonight my baby and me we're gonna ride to the sea
     D#                     C#
And wash these sins off our hands

G#                        Fm
Tonight tonight the strip's just right
        D#                       C#
I wanna blow 'em off in my first heat
  G#               Fm
Come on out the time is right
            D#             C#
We're goin' racing in the street

Also if you want, you can play E in the bass
of the F chord before changing to Dm. It sounds
fine if you don't, but it sounds more like
the recording if you do.

G#      Fm      D#      C#  
    -4--    -1--    -3--    -4-- 
    -4--    -1--    -4--    -6--
    -5--    -1--    -3--    -6--
    -6--    -2--    -5--    -6--
    -6--    -2--    -6--    -4--
    -4--    -1--    -3--    -4--

Bruce Springsteen - Racing In The Street Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Racing In The Street tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Racing In The Street Chords:

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist. He has recorded and toured with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered around his native New Jersey. His eloquence in expressing ordinary, everyday problems has earned him numerous awards, including eighteen Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, along with a notoriously dedicated and devoted global fan base. His most famous albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., epitomize his penchant for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily life. He has sold over 65 million albums in the U.S.[1]

Springsteen's lyrics often concern men and women struggling to make ends meet. He has gradually become identified with progressive politics. Springsteen is also noted for his support of various relief and rebuilding efforts in New Jersey and elsewhere, and for his response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, on which his album The Rising reflects.

Springsteen's recordings have tended to alternate between commercially accessible rock albums and somber folk-oriented works. Much of his iconic status stems from the concerts and marathon shows in which he and the E Street Band present intense ballads, rousing anthems, and party rock and roll songs, amongst which Springsteen intersperses long, whimsical or deeply emotional stories.

Springsteen has long had the nickname "The Boss", a term which he was initially reported to hate but now seems to have come to terms with, as he sometimes jokingly refers to himself as such on stage. The nickname originated when a young Springsteen, playing club gigs with a band in the 1960s, took on the task of collecting the band's nightly pay and distributing it amongst his bandmates.[2]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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