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Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

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Tracy Chapman released "Fast Car" in 1988, topping the charts around the world. The melodic chorus part at the end is the best bit, enjoy the music notes below :)

Did you know?! "Fast Car" has been covered by Jonas Blue, Tobtok, The Flying Pickets, Hundred Reasons, Kelly Clarkson, Gabrielle, Sam Smith, Birdy and Mutya Buena.

 

F#   F# F# F#-E E
You got a fast car

A    B   B   B-B   G#   G#-A-A
I want a ticket to anywhere...

F#-F#   F#     F#    E    E
Maybe we make a deal

A - B       B-B-B      B    ^C#   A      A-A-B
Maybe together we can get somewhere...

 

^C#-^C# ^D  ^C# B-A
Any   place   is   better...

A  -  A          B      B-B     B       A-A      A    A
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose

^C#-^C#  ^D    ^C#       B - A
Maybe  we'll  make  something

A   ^C#  ^E-^E  ^C# ^C# ^E-^C#   B   A
But  me,  myself,  I  got  nothing  to  prove...

 

F#   F# F# F#-E E
You got a fast car...

A   B  B   B  G# G# G#  A   A    B
I got a plan to get us out of here!

B    A      F#-F#   F#   F#      F#-E-E          E
I been working at the convenience store,

A  -  B           B     B     B  ^C# A-A  A   A   A-B
Managed to save just a little bit of money

 

^C#     ^C#  ^D  ^C#   B    A
Won't have to drive too far

A            A      B      B-B     B   G#-G# A   A-A
Just 'cross the border and into the city

^C#  ^D  ^C#  B   A    A    A
You and I can both get jobs

A    ^C#-^E  ^E  ^C# ^C#  ^E  ^C#  B   ^C#-BA
And finally see what it means to be living...

 

E      F#   F#    F#     F#   F#   F#-E
See my old man's got a problem

E       A        B      B      B-B         B        B     A   A   A
He lives with the bottle, that's the way it is

A       A     A   F#-F#   F#   A    F#    F#-E
He says his body's too old for working

E      A-A        B      ^C#    A    A     A     A
His body's too young to look like his

 

A    ^C#-^C# ^C#    B    A     B    A
My mama went off and left him

A        A - B         B         B       B      B      A      A        A
She wanted more from life than he could give

A  A  ^C#-^C#-^C#   ^E-^E  ^C     B     A    A
I  said  somebody's  gotta  take  care  of  him

A   A     B       B        B         B         A     A   A
So I quit school and that's what I did...

 

F#   F# F# F#-E E
You got a fast car

E  E    A     A - B      B    B     B    A    A-A
Is it fast enough so we can fly away

F#   F#-F#   A    F#   E-F#-E
We gotta make a decision

E          A       B - B     B     B   ^C#   A    A     A
We leave tonight or live and die this way

 

^C# ^C#-^D-^C#    B    B     A-B
So   remember   we were driving...

A - A     G#    A     A
Driving in your car

G#        A     A     A    G#  G#   A     A
Speed so fast, felt like I was drunk

 

A-A      A       A    G#   G#-A   A
City lights lay out before us

E           E       A     A      A
And your arm felt nice

A                    G#        A        A-A
Wrapped 'round my shoulder...

 

A ^E-^F#-^C#-A
And I   ~   ~

A     B  ^C#-^D ^C#  B  A-^C#-B
Had a feeling that I belonged...

^E-^F#-^C#-A
I     ~      ~

A     B  ^C#-^D ^C#  B    B     A-A
Had a feeling I could be someone,

B        A - A         B       A - A
Be someone, be someone...

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