Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

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Niveau: xx (2/5)

Words and music by TRACY CHAPMAN

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

CAPO 2nd

Dit is weer een typische riffsong. Een picking stukje als basis voor de hele song. We zien twee riffjes steeds terugkomen:

Riff 1:

  C     G       Em     Dsus4      
E----------------|---------------|
B-0h1----3--3----|--8-----7-7----|
G----0--------0--|----(0)-----0--|
D----------------|---------------|
A-3--------------|--7-----5------|
E--------3-------|---------------|
Riff 2:

  C     G       Em        Dsus4      
E----------------|---------------------|
B-0h1----3--3----|--8-10-8----7-8-7----|
G----0--------0--|---------------------|
D----------------|---------------------|
A-3--------------|--7---------5--------|
E--------3-------|---------------------|

De riffjes blijven we eigenlijk tijdens de coupletten spelen. Pas bij het refrein kunnen we slagjes gebruiken. Bijv. het slagje : ^ ^ ^v^ ^v

Dsus4: xx0233
Cmaj7: x32000

De hele song

Intro:

2x Riff 1
1x Riff 2
1x Riff 1

Verse 1:

Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
Em                 Dsus4
I want a ticket to anywhere.
Cmaj7           G
Maybe we make a deal,
Em                    Dsus4
Maybe together we can get somewhere.
Cmaj7        G
Any place is better.
Em                      Dsus4
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose.
Cmaj7            G
Maybe we’ll make something,
Em               Dsus4
Me myself, I got nothing to prove.

2x Riff 1

Verse 2:

Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
Em              Dsus4
I got a plan to get us out of here:
Cmaj7                 G
I been working at the convenience store,
Em                     Dsus4
Managed to save just a little bit of money.
Cmaj7                   G
Won’t have to drive too far
Em                         Dsus4
Just ‘cross the border and into the city,
Cmaj7         G
You and I can both get jobs
Em                  Dsus4
And finally see what it means to be living.

2x Riff 1

Verse 3:

Cmaj7              G
You see, my old man’s got a problem:
Em                               Dsus4
He live with the bottle, that’s the way it is.
Cmaj7                       G
He says his body’s too old for working,
Em                  Dsus4
His body’s too young to look like his.
Cmaj7             G             Em                         Dsus4
My mama went off and left him, she wanted more from life than he could give,
Cmaj7                  G
I said, “Somebody’s got to take care of him.”
Em                       Dsus4
So I quit school and that’s what I did.

2x Riff 1

Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
Em                    Dsus4
But is it fast enough so we can fly away
Cmaj7             G
We gotta make a decision
Em                        Dsus4
Leave tonight or live and die this way

2x Riff 1

Chorus:

|       C       | = ^ ^ ^v^ ^v
Cause I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
|      G        |
The speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
|      Em    |
The city lights lay out before us
|       D      |
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
|   C      Em   |      D     |
And I  I  had a feeling that I belonged
|   C       Em  |     D       |   C    D  |
And I  I  had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

2x Riff 1

Verse 4:

Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
Em                     Dsus4
And we go cruising to entertain ourselves;
Cmaj7                 G
you still ain’t got a job
Em                    Dsus4
And I work in a market as a checkout girl.
Cmaj7                  G
I know things will get better:
Em                   Dsus4
You’ll find work and I’ll get promoted,
Cmaj7                 G
We’ll move out of the shelter
Em                     Dsus4
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs.

2x Riff 1
(2nd Guitar plays Riff 2 in the background)

Chorus:

|       C       | = ^ ^ ^v^ ^v
Cause I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
|      G        |
The speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
|      Em    |
The city lights lay out before us
|       D      |
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
|   C      Em   |      D     |
And I  I  had a feeling that I belonged
|   C       Em  |     D       |   C    D  |
And I  I  had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

2x Riff 1

Verse 5:

Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
Em               Dsus4
And I got a job that pays all our bills.
Cmaj7                 G
You stay out drinking late at the bar,
Em                         Dsus4
You see more your friends than you do your kids.
Cmaj7                G
I’d always hoped for better,
Em                     Dsus4
Thought maybe together you and me would find it,
Cmaj7                  G
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere,
Em                     Dsus4
so take your fast car and keep on driving.

2x Riff 1

Chorus:

|       C       | = ^ ^ ^v^ ^v
Cause I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
|      G        |
The speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
|      Em    |
The city lights lay out before us
|       D      |
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
|   C      Em   |      D     |
And I  I  had a feeling that I belonged
|   C       Em  |     D       |   C    D  |
And I  I  had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

2x Riff 1

Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car.
Em                    Dsus4
But is it fast enough so you can fly away
Cmaj7             G
You gotta make a decision
Em                        Dsus4
Leave tonight or live and die this way

Outro:

3x Riff 1

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