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Fist Full Of Dollars Chords (ver 2) - Bruce Springsteen

Fist Full Of Dollars Chords
                Fist Full of Dollars - Version 1 " Bruce Springsteen
Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Open D + capo 4th fret / Standard

Bruce Springsteen
Fist Full of Dollars - Version 1 (1982)
(Bruce Springsteen)

Outtake from “Nebraska”

Springsteen uses an open tuning for this demo recording which later evolved
into “Atlantic City”. I tabbed out shapes for standard tuning too, if you
don’t want to take the trouble of retuning. The sound of the open tuning is
great, though " you should try it (no threat of breaking strings either:
the strings are tuned down, not up).

This recording represents a very early stage of the song. Springsteen
actually fumbles around a lot, searching for words, breaking off lines when
they don’t feel right to him and immediately going a different way. This is
why I don’t think it makes much sense to really write chords over the
lyrics here. Below you are going to find the basic rhythm pattern that is
played throughout the song.


Whatever your strumming pattern, make sure you include
the following rhythm:

Open D + capo 4th fret

A/C#  Esus4/B        E
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
d |----------------|----------------|
A |----------------|----------------|
D |0-----0-----0---|----0---0-------|
A |2-----0-----0---|----0---0-------|
D |----------------|----0---0-------|

Standard tuning + capo 2nd fret

A/C#  Esus4/B        E
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e |----------------|----------------|
B |2-----0-----0---|----0---0-------|
G |2-----2-----2---|----1---1-------|
D |2-----2-----2---|----2---2-------|
A |4-----2-----2---|----2---2-------|
E |----------------|----0---0-------|

         Open D +              Standard +
         capo 4th fret         capo 2nd fret
         D-A-D-F#-A-D-----------------------|          E-A-D-G-B-E
A/C#     x-2-0-1 -0-x          x-4-2-2-2(0)-|
Esus4/B  x-0-0-1- 0-0          x-2-2-2-0-0--|
E        0-0-0-0- 0-0          0-2-2-1-0-0--|
A        x-2-0-1- 2-x          x-0-2-2-2-0--|
B        x-0-2-3- 4-x          x-2-4-4-4-2--|


The main riff is played throughout the song, only the last line has different chords 
(some kind of turnaround). Enjoy!

LYRICS (chord pattern: see above)

Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night
Now that town is in for a fight
Frighten'd of the dice they roll
Where the highway ends and the sands turn to gold
Where the turnpike ends and turns to gold
Me and my baby ...
Well I drew my money from the Central Trust
And I hopped with my guitar on a greyhound bus
Heading down south money...guitar in my hand
On a one way ticket to the promised land
Out where [unclear]
Down where the [unclear] turn to rust
And a weekend... a weeks pay baby
And the weeks pay in a minute just turns to dust
Me again baby I wouldn't leave
Again 'till I believe
Some gonna stand man and some gonna fall
Some ain't gonna get to play the game at all
Where they give you the worst and they take the best
For a fist full of dollars and a little bit less

Well a book [unclear]
And I took my guitar baby and put her in hock
Baby what's a poor boy gonna do?
  A                          A      B   E
A fist full of dollars and a little bit less
Bruce Springsteen - Fist Full Of Dollars Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Fist Full Of Dollars tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Fist Full Of Dollars 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]

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