Springsteen Bruce - Highway 29 tab

Date: Mon, 27 Nov 1995 13:36:54 -0600
To: guitar@nevada.edu
From: jgroce@mail.utexas.edu (Jason Groce)
Subject: HIGHWAY 29 by Bruce Springsteen

HIGHWAY 29
By Bruce Springsteen
(From the album "The Ghost of Tom Joad")

Note:  This is a wonderful song that isn't too tough to play, once you get
the picking pattern down.  For ease of play (I'm not sure if Bruce does
this or not, but I suspect it due to the sound of the fill before the last
verse) tune the low E up to an F.  This will make the piece much easier to
play than doing full barres for the F.

Picking Pattern and Chord Formations:

C F Am7 C/G Ge |------0-----|------1-----|------0-----|------0-----|------3-----|B |--------1---|--------1---|--------1---|--------1---|--------0---|G |---0------0-|---2------2-|---0------0-|---0------0-|---0------0-|D |------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|A |-3----------|------------|-0----------|------------|------------|F |------------|-0----------|------------|-2----------|-2----------|
Intro: C F C I slipped on her shoe; she was a perfect size seven. Am7 C/G I said, "There's no smoking in the store, ma'am." F She crossed her legs and then C We made some small talk; that's where it should have stopped. Am7 C/G F She slipped me her number; I put it in my pocket. C My hand slipped up her skirt; everything slipped my mind Am7 F In that little roadhouse C On Highway 29. It was a small town bank; it was a mess. Well, I had a gun. You know the rest. Money on the floorboards, shirt was covered in blood And she was cryin'; her and me we headed south On Highway 29. Am7 F In a little desert motel, the air was hot and clean. C G I slept the sleep of the dead; I didn't dream. Am7 F I woke in the morning, washed my face in the sink. C G We headed into the Sierra Madres, 'cross the border line. The winter sun shot through the black trees I told myself it was all something in her But as we drove I knew it was something in me, Something that'd been comin' for a long, long time And something that was here with me now On Highway 29. Fill: C with walking bass notes: C F G A G C The road was filled with broken glass and gasoline. She wasn't saying nothin'; it was just a dream. The wind come silent through the windshield, All I could see was snow, sky and pines. I closed my eyes and I was runnin'. I was runnin' and then I was flyin' Outro: F C Am7 C/G F ************************************************************** Corrections are more than welcome. Enjoy! Jason Groce - jgroce@mail.utexas.edu Playwriting, Department of Theatre and Dance **************************************************************
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