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A step by step tutorial on how to play Tracy Chapman’s classic hit “Fast Car”. It’s super easy to learn and in order to play it you’ll need a guitar (of course), and basic knowledge of open chords. This Tracy Chapman song uses 4 chords throughout the song. It is broken up into an intro, verse and chorus.

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https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/tracy_chapman/fast_car_ver6_tab.htm

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             CAPO ON 2ND FRET
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[INTRO]

 (C)   (G)        (Em)  (D)        (C)   (G)        (Em)  (D)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8--10-8-7--8--7-|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0---------------|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|--------0-------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|

[VERSE]

e|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8---8-7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0---0-0---0-0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|

This pattern is slightly different than the intro, most noticeably
in the second measure. Here it is varied throughout the song:

* - The note on the G string is often added during the verse, and at times the note on 
B string feels like it is there but is soft.
@ - Again, the note on the G string is often there, but not always.

[VERSE]

e|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8---8-7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0---0-0---0-0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|

You’ve got a fast car, I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal, maybe together we can get somewhere
Anyplace is better. Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something, but me myself I got nothing to prove

[INTERLUDE]

(First four bars of the intro)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|

[VERSE]

e|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8---8-7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0---0-0---0-0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|

You got a fast car, and I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
We 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

[INTERLUDE]

(First four bars of the intro)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|

[VERSE]

e|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8---8-7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0---0-0---0-0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|

You see my old man’s got a problem he live with the bottle
That’s the way it is
He says his body’s too old for working
I say his body’s too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him, she wanted more from 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


[INTERLUDE]

(First four bars of the intro)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|


[VERSE]

e|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8---8-7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0---0-0---0-0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|

You got a fast car, but is it fast enough so we can fly away
We gotta make a decision, we leave tonight or live and die this way


[INTERLUDE]

(First four bars of the intro)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|


[CHORUS]

(chords defined at the end of this file)
                               C             Cmaj7      C
‘Cause I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
    G                Gadd9           G
The speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
Em                Em7            Em
  The city lights lay out before us
         Dsus4         D                 Dsus4
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
    C* Em*     D            Dsus2 D
And I    had a feeling that I belonged
    C* Em*     D               Dsus2  D   C*          D*
And I   had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone


[INTERLUDE]

(First four bars of the intro)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|


[VERSE]

e|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8---8-7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0---0-0---0-0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|

You got a fast car and we go cruising to entertain ourselves
You still ain’t got a job and I work in the 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 bigger house and live in the suburbs

[INTERLUDE B]

(slight difference in last bar)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8--10-7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|

[CHORUS]

(chords defined at the end of this file)
                               C             Cmaj7      C
‘Cause I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
    G                Gadd9           G
The speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
Em                Em7            Em
  The city lights lay out before us
         Dsus4         D                 Dsus4
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
    C* Em*     D            Dsus2 D
And I    had a feeling that I belonged
    C* Em*     D               Dsus2  D   C*          D*
And I   had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone


[INTERLUDE]

(First four bars of the intro)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|


[VERSE]

e|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8---8-7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0---0-0---0-0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|

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 not plans I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving


[INTERLUDE]

(First four bars of the intro)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|

[CHORUS]

(chords defined at the end of this file)
                               C             Cmaj7      C
‘Cause I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
    G                Gadd9           G
The speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
Em                Em7            Em
  The city lights lay out before us
         Dsus4         D                 Dsus4
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
    C* Em*     D            Dsus2 D
And I    had a feeling that I belonged
    C* Em*     D               Dsus2  D   C*          D*
And I   had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone


[INTERLUDE]

(First four bars of the intro)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|

[VERSE]

e|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8---8-7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0---0-0---0-0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|

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


[OUTRO]

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---3-----|8--10-7---7-----|
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------|7---------------|
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------|----------------|

e|----------------|----------------|----------------||
B|0h1-0-3---3-----|8-----7---7-----|0h1-0-3---------||
G|0---0-0-----0---|0-----0-----0---|0---0-0---------||
D|----------------|------0---------|----------------||
A|3---------------|7---------------|3---------------||
E|------3---------|----------------|------3---------||


[CHORUS]

(chords defined at the end of this file)
                               C             Cmaj7      C
‘Cause I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
    G                Gadd9           G
The speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
Em                Em7            Em
  The city lights lay out before us
         Dsus4         D                 Dsus4
And your arm felt nice wrapped ‘round my shoulder
    C* Em*     D            Dsus2 D
And I    had a feeling that I belonged
    C* Em*     D               Dsus2  D   C*          D*
And I   had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

                              Chords used in the chorus:
*************************|    C     x32010  (driving -- car)      
                         |    C*    335553  (and I/be someone)
| /  slide up            |    Cmaj7 x32000
| \  slide down          |    G     320003
| h  hammer-on           |    Gadd9 300003
| p  pull-off            |    Em    022000  (city lights -- us)
| ~  vibrato             |    Em7   020030
| +  harmonic            |    Em*   779987  (and I...)
| x  Mute note           |    D     x00232
                         |    D*    557775
*************************|    Dsus2 x00230 or 557755
2017-05-21T00:52:06+00:00