New Grass Revival - Friday Night In America chords


Friday Night In America
New Grass Revival

Played as bluegrass with guitar, banjo and fiddle taking turns, but retains 
some pop/rock phrasing and changes. This version from a live recording, others 
may differ slightly. Extra points if you can ID the bass riff.


[INTRO] (single notes) [C, C, C, C] x 3; (run up on bass): [G, G#, A, A#] 
Chords: (C, C, Bb, C ;   C, Bb, F, C) x 2

[V1]

C C Bb C C, Bb, F, C Mama get your shoes on
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, CAnd Daddy get your hat
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, CThe workin' week is over
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, CSo let's just leave it at that
F F Eb F F, Eb, Bb, FWe talk about it on the telephone
F F Eb F F, Eb, Bb, FMakin' plans to meet
DSomething's gonna happen
D GTonight between the full moon and the streets
[A capella](bass) Get outa your seat (regular voice) It's Friday night->
[CHORUS]
Am Am Am [A] [B] [C]->night Friday night in America Oh Friday night*->
C C->*night, Friday night in America
EHit the lights
FHold on tight
G It's Friday night , y'all
[G, G#, A, A#] C, C, Bb, C; C, Bb, F, C In America
[V2]
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, C And everybody in the neighbourhood
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, C They're on their way downtown
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, C One up top and dressed to kill
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, C Ready to hit the ground
F F Eb F F, Eb, Bb, F They come to rumble And they come to dance
F F Eb F F, Eb, Bb, F They come to see the show
D DAnd if they can't find what they're lookin' for
D D GThey know somebody who knows somebody Who knows
[A capella]Gotta be on your toes, It's Friday night
[CHORUS]
Am [A][B] [C]* Friday night in America It's all right
C*Friday night in America, Well you could
Elose your heart
FLose you life
G It's Friday night, y'all
G, Bb, C, Eb->(jump to F in bridge) [BRIDGE] (chords in 7th but sung as minor)
F (as Dm7) F, F, Bb-C Debutantes in a restaurant
C (as Am7) C, C, Bb-F Gunshots in the parking lot
F (same) F, F, Eb-C Sweet dreams on the silver screen
C (same) G, Bb, C, EbYou better turn up the heat in the back seat
FSoul savers (flag wavers)
EbStreet walkers (sweet talkers)
DYou make it through the weekend
G GYou come back and do it again
Am Next Friday night
[CHORUS instrumental] Am Am Am [A][B][C]* *C C C C E F G... [G, G#, A, A#] Short break: (C, C, Bb, C ; C, Bb, F, C) x 2 [V3]
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, CLookin' through your headlights
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, C Hand upon the wheel
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, C Your heart's beatin' like a radio
C C Bb C C, Bb, F, C In your soul of stainless steel
F F Eb F F, Eb, Bb, F She's standin' on the corner
F F Eb F F, Eb, Bb, F Dressed in midnight blue
DTicking like a time bomb
D G When she turns her eyes on you
[bass a capella] (What’cha gonna do?) It's Friday night [CHORUS]
Am [A][B] [C]Friday night in America all night
CFriday night in America,
G Got to be strong to make it
Am All night long on Friday night
Am Friday night in America
C Friday night in America
E Hit the lights and
Fhold on tight
D[hit and hold] [G G# A A#]You can bet your life it's Friday night y'all, In America
[OUTRO CHORUS]
C C F C Friday night
C Bb F C all night in America,
C C F C Friday night
C Bb F C Till the dawns early light in America,
C C F C Friday night
C Bb F C In America
C C F C C, Bb, F, C Friday night
C C F C C, Bb, F, C Friday night
[fade]
C C F C C, Bb, F, C Friday night
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