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Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road chords

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Thunder Road chords (version 1)
Bruce Springsteen

Capo III

D Bm D G D F#m  G  A  *

    D                 G       D
The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves
                          A                      G
Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
                            A
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
           D                 G
Hey that's me and I want you only
                            D                 A
Don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again

      D                        G                      D       A D
Don't run back inside, darling you know just what I'm here for

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

        D                          Bm
You can hide neath your covers and study your pain
     D                               G
Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
D                 F#m
Waste your summer praying in vain
      G                          A
For a saviour to rise from these streets
             D                    Bm
Well now I'm no hero, that's understood
        D                                  G
All the redemption I can offer, girl, is beneath this dirty hood
       D                 F#m
With a chance to make it good somehow
    G                   A
Hey what else can we do now?
 
       D                        G                 D             G D
Except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair

Well the night's busting open
      F#m                    G
These two lanes will take us anywhere
                                  A
We got one last chance to make it real

   D                            G
To trade in these wings on some wheels
              D                     A
Climb in back heaven's waiting down on the tracks

D          Bm
Oh oh come take my hand
      D                     G
We re riding out tonight to case the promised land
D        F#m              G                A
Oh oh oh oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road,
D                      Bm
Lying out there like a killer in the sun
    D                   G
Hey I know it's late we can make it if we run
D        F#m                  G          A             D
Oh oh oh oh Thunder Road, sit tight take hold, Thunder Road

D       G                     A                      D  
Well I  got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk
       Bm                                          G    A
And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk
          G                       A
From your front porch to my front seat
           F#m                        Bm
The door's open but the ride it ain't free
    G                                   Em      
And I know you're lonely for words that I ain't spoken
      A              
But tonight we'll be free, all the promises'll be broken
           D                     G                D        G D
There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away

They haunt this dusty beach road
       F#m                G
In the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
                                      A
They scream your name at night in the street
                D                          G
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet and in the
F#m                                    G
Lonely cool before dawn you hear their engines roaring on but when you
Em                       A           G                  Em
Get to the porch they're gone on the wind so Mary climb in
       G                           A                      D
It's a town full of losers and I'm pulling out of here to win

D  A  D  G  
D  A  G  A  5x

Set8

Thunder Road chords (version 2)
Bruce Springsteen

F  Dm  F  Bb  F  Am  Bb  C  *

    F                 Bb      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       C 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 that'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 saviour 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       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                                  Gm      
And I know you're lonely for words that I ain't spoken
      C              
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
Lonely cool before dawn you hear their engines roaring on but when you
Gm                       C           Bb                 Gm
Get to the porch they're gone on the wind so Mary climb in
       Bb                          C                      F
It's a town full of losers and I'm pulling out of here to win

F  C  F  Bb  
F  C  Bb  C  5x

* Alternate:

Capo I

F  = E
Bb = A
C  = B
Dm = C#m
Am = G#m
Gm = F#m

Set8

Thunder Road chords (version 3)
Bruce Springsteen
    
Capo II

D Bm  D G  D A  G  A

D                G        D         A
Screen door slams, Mary's dress waves.
       D               F#m                    G
Like a vision dancing across the porch as the radio plays.
                            A                  D                 G
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely, hey that's me and I want you only.
                            D                       A
Don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again.

      D                       G                      D       A-D
Don't run back inside, honey, you know just what I'm here for.
                             
And you're scared and you're thinking that 
F#m                 G
Maybe we ain't that young any more.
                                          A
Show a little faith, there's magic in the night,
            D                         G
You ain't a beauty but eh, you're all right;
       D                   A
Oh and that's alright with me

        D                           A
You can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain,
     D                               G
Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain.
D                 F#m                   G                         A
Waste your summer praying in vain for a savior to rise from these streets.
     D                           G
Well now I'm no hero that's understood;
        D                                G
All the redemption I can offer girl is beneath this dirty hood.
D                        F#m               G                   A
With a chance to make it good somehow, hey what else can we do now, except;
D                        G                 D            A-D
Roll down the window and let the wind blow back our hair.
                                   F#m                   G
Well the night's busted open these two lanes can take us anywhere.
                                  A
We got one last chance to make it real;
   D                            G
to trade in these wings on some wheels,
                        D          A
Climb in back, heaven's waiting on down the tracks.

D        A                   D                    G
Ohh come take my hand; we're ridin out tonight to case the Promised Land.
D  F#m           G                A
Oh Thunder Road, Oh Thunder road, Oh Thunder Road.

D                      G
Lyin' out there like a killer in the sun;
D                            G
Hey I know it's late, we can make it if we run.
D  F#m               G           A             D
Oh Thunder Road, sit tight, take hold, Thunder Road.

     G                     A                      D
So I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk.
       Bm                                          G    A
And my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk.
          G                       A
From your front porch to my front seat, 
       F#m                     Bm
Door's open but the ride ain't free.
     G                              Em 
Well I know you've been waiting for words that I ain't spoken,
     A
Well tonight we'll be free; all the promises will be broken.

           D                     A                D
There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away.
                                         Bm            
They drive this dusty beach road, in the skeleton frames of 
G                A
burned-out Chevrolets.
                 G                    A
They scream your name at night in the street,
                F#m                        Bm
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet.
           G                  Em                   G               A
And in the lonely cool before dawn; you hear their engines roaring on;
          G                         A           G             Em
Until you get to the porch, they're gone on the wind: so Mary climb in,
       G                             A                      D
It's a town full of losers and we're pulling out of here to win.

D  A   D  G 
D  A   G  A  5x

Set8
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