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    Fast Car

    Tracy Chapman

     

    Capo 2

     

    Chord Guide

           32 1

    C:    x32010

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           12

    Em:   022000

              134

    Dsus4: xx0233

             132

    D:    xx0232

     

     

     

     

    Main Riff I:

    ---------------|3-----2--------|

    0h1-0-3---3-3-3|0-----3--------|

    0---0-0---0-0-0|0-----0--------|

    2---2-0---0-0-0|2-----0--------|

    3---3----------|2--------------|

    ------3---3-3-3|0--------------|

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Main Riff II:

    ---------------|---------------|

    0h1-0-3---3-3-3|8-10--8-7-8---7|

    0---0-0---0-0-0|0-------0------|

    2---2-0---0-0-0|---------------|

    3---3----------|---------------|

    ------3---3-3-3|---------------|

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Chorus Strum:  D d D DU UD DUDU

                   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Intro:

    Main Riff I (x2)

    Main Riff II

    Main Riff I

     

    Play all Verses w/ Main Riff I:

     

    you got a fast car
    and I want a ticket to anywhere
    maybe we make a deal
    maybe together we can get somewhere

    any place is better
    starting from zero got nothing to lose
    maybe we'll make something
    but me myself I got nothing to prove

    Main Riff I (x2)


    you got a fast car
    and I got a plan to get us outta here
    I been working at the convenience store
    managed to save just a little bit of money
     won’t have to drive too far
    just 'cross the border and into the city
    you and I can both get jobs
    and finally see what it means to be living

    Main Riff I (x2)


    you see my old man's got a problem
    he lives with the bottle that's the way it is
    he says his body's too old for working
    his body's too young to look like his
    my mama went off and left him
    she wanted more to life than he could give
    I said somebody's got to take care of him
    so I quit school and that's what I did

    Main Riff I (x2)


    you got a fast car
    but is it fast enough so we can fly away?

    we gotta make a decision
    leave tonight or live and die this way

    Main Riff I (x2)

     

    CHORUS:

                                      C
    So remember we were driving driving in your car

            G
    the speed so fast I felt like I was drunk

               Em
    and the city lights lay out before us

                  Dsus4
    and your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder

         C    Em           D
    and I   -   I had a feeling that I belonged

         C    Em            D
    and I   -   I had a feeling I could be someone

    C                  D

    be someone, be someone

     

    Main Riff I (x2)

     

    you got a fast car
    and we go cruising to entertain ourselves
    you still ain't got a job
    and I work in a market as a checkout girl
    I know things will get better
    you'll find work and I'll get promoted
    we'll move out of the shelter
    buy a big house and live in the suburbs

     

    Main Riff I

    Main Riff II

     

    Chorus

     

    Main Riff I (x2)


    you got a fast car
    and I got a job that pays all our bills
    you stay out drinking late at the bar
    see more of your friends than you do of your kids
    I'd always hoped for better
    thought maybe together you and me would find it
    I got no plans I ain't going nowhere
    so take your fast car and keep on driving

     

    Main Riff I (x2)

     

    Chorus

     

    Main Riff I (x2)

    you got a fast car
    but is it fast enough so you could fly away
    you gotta make a decision
    you leave tonight or live and die this way

     

    Main Riff I (x3)

     

    Ending:

    ---------------|

    0h1-0-3--------|

    0---0-0--------|

    2---2-0--------|

    3---3----------|

    ------3--------|

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.