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Chimes Of Freedom Chords
Written by Bob Dylan. This is legend, 'Boss' Bruce Springsteen's version.

G                     D           G                 C

Well, far between sundown's finish and midnight's broken toll
G                 C        D       G

We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashin'
D            G              C

As majestic bells of boats struck shadows in the sun;
G             D          riff   G

Sayin', it may be the chimes of freedom flashin'

D                               G
Flashin' for the warriors whose strength is not to fight;
C   G               Am              D
Flashin' for the refugees on their unarmed road of flight.
G              D        G              C

And for each and every underdog soldier in the night
G              C         D       G         GC D G

We gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin'

              D             G          C
Well, in the city's melted furnace unexpectedly we watched
 G           D      riff       G           D

With faces hidden here while the walls were tightenin'
G           D             G                  C

As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowing rain;
 G    D     riff   G

Dissolved into the wild bales of lightnin'

D                      G

Yeah, tollin' for the rebel, yeah, tollin' for the raked
C               G             Am            D

Tollin' for the luckless, the abandoned and forsaked.
G     D        G                     C

Yeah, tollin' for the outcasts burnin' constantly at stakes
G              C         D       G 
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin'


Oh yeah! (instrumental solo)

D             G          C
And then through a cloud-like curtain in a far off corner flashed
G           D      riff       G           D

There's a hypnotic, splattered mist was slowly liftin'
 G           D             G                  C

Well, electric light still struck like arrows
G    D        riff      G
Fired but for the ones condemned to drift or else be kept from driftin'

D                                                        G
Well, tollin' for the searching ones on this speechless, secret trail

C               G             Am            D

For the lonesome haunted lovers with too personal a tale.
G       D        G                     C

And for each young heart for each channeled soul misplaced inside a jail
 G              C         D       G        
riff G

Yeah, we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin'

D             G          C

Well, starry eyed and laughin' I recall when we were caught,
G           D      riff       G           D

Trapped by an old track of vows for the hands suspended
C   G               Am              D

As we listened one last time, and we watched with one last look
G              D        G              C

Spellbound and swallowed "Has the tollin' ended?"

D                                                        G

Yeah, tollin' for the achin' ones whose wounds cannot be nursed
G       D        G                     C

For the countless, confused, accused, misused strung out ones at worst.
G              C         D       G        
riff G

And for every hung out person in the whole wide universe

We gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashin'

Uh uh uh... (to end)


Bruce Springsteen - Chimes Of Freedom Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Chimes Of Freedom tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Chimes Of Freedom 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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