Subject: TAB: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (update)

This is the original version, original key
Tabbed by Nick Munn , revised 27/4/95
E  E  A  B7sus4 - B
E  E  A  B7sus4 - B

[Verse 1]
        E                                       A                 B
In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream
    E                                          A          B
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
   A                      E/G#                F#m
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,  Chrome wheeled, fuel injected
      E/G#                   E E9   A                       E/G#
and steppin' out over the line Oh  Baby this town rips the bones from your back
        F#m                E/G#                  E                   C#m
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap  We gotta get out while we're young
         A              B                    E  
`Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

E  E  A  B7sus4 - B
E  E  A  B7sus4 - B

[Verse 2]
       E                                          A                     B
Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims
       A                       B             A               E/G#
and strap your hands across my engines    Together we could break this trap
      F#m               E/G#                 E      E9
We'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back    Oh
          A                      E/G#           F#m
Will you walk with me out on the wire    `Cause baby I'm just
             E/G#                     E                    C#m
a scared and lonely rider      But I gotta find out how it feels
            A                              B                       E
I want to know if love is wild     babe I want to know if love is real

E  E  A  B7sus4 - B
E  E  A  B7sus4 - B
E  E  A  B
E  E  A  B
C#m    B E   Bm7

   Dsus4      D           Dsus4  D      Gsus4          G
Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
Gsus4 G  Asus4          A       Asus4  A             Csus4         C      Csus4 C
The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors And the boys try to look so hard
  Dsus4       D         Dsus4      D              Gsus4            G       Gsus4 G
The amusement park rises bold and stark as Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
       Asus4          A             Asus4    A           Csus4 C      Csus4 C
I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight   In an everlasting kiss


[Verse 3]
     E                                        A                 B7sus4  B
The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
      E                                           A               B7sus4  B
Everybody's out on the run tonight   but there's no place left to hide
   A                  E/G#
Together Wendy we'll live with the sadness
      F#m                  E/G#           E     E9
I'll love you with all the madness in my soul   Oh
 A             E/G#                           F#m
Someday girl I don't know when    we're gonna get to that place
          E/G#           E                        C#m
Where we really want to go  and we'll walk in the sun
                A               B                    E   C#m
But till then tramps like us   baby we were born to run
           A               B                    E   C#m
Ah honey tramps like us   baby we were born to run
                A               B                    E
Come on Wendy tramps like us   baby we were born to run

E   E   A  B7sus4 - B
till end

The E E A B progression is something like | E | E | Esus4 / A / | Esus4 / B / | on the piano, with the guitar picking out a melody line: E------------------------------- B------------------------------- G-------2--1-------------------- D----2---------------2----4----- A-------------4----------------- E------------------------------- Sax solo, tabbed for guitar: E----------------------------------------------------------- B----------------------------------------------------------- G---4-4-----4-4----4-4--6--4-4----4-4----4-4---4-4---------- D--------6-----------------------------6------------4--2-2-- A----------------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------------------- E--------------------------------------------- B---------------------------------5-------5--- G---4-4-----4-4----4-4--6--4-4--------6-4----- D--------6------------------------------------ A--------------------------------------------- E--------------------------------------------- E---------------------------------------- B---5---5-------------------------------- G----------6--4-------------------------- D----------------6---4-2-4---2---2------- A------------------------------4----4---- E---------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------ B------------------------------------------------------------ G-------------------------------------4---4----6-4-6--8--9--- D-----------2---2----4-2-4----6-4-6-----6-------------------- A--4-0-4------4---------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------ The final note of the solo is part of the C#m chord which leads into the bridge section of the song.