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Fast Car by Tracy Chapman – Ukulele Chords

by Per Kjeller
Fast Car by Tracy Chapman - Ukulele Chords

Fast Car Ukulele Chords – Tracy Chapman. This song uses the chords: Dma7, A, F#min, E. You can change the key for free, as needed.

Fast Car Ukulele Chords – Tracy Chapman

INTRO:

Dmaj7                A      F#min                E   

VERSE 1:
Dmaj7You got a fast AcarF#minI want a ticket to EanywhereDmaj7Maybe we make a AdealF#minMaybe together we Ecan get somewhereDmaj7Any place is AbetterF#minStarting from zero, Egot nothing to loseDmaj7Maybe we’ll make AsomethingF#minMe, myself, EI got nothing to prove
VERSE 2:
Dmaj7You got a fast AcarF#minI got a plan Eto get us out of hereDmaj7I been working at the conEvenience storeF#minManaged to save Ejust a little bit of moneyDmaj7Won’t have to drive Atoo farF#minJust ‘cross the border Eand into the cityDmaj7You and I Acan both get jobsF#minAnd finally see Ewhat it means to be living
VERSE 3:
See, Dmaj7my old man’s Agot a problemF#minHe lives with the bottle, Ethat’s the way it isDmaj7He says his body’s too old Afor workingF#minHis body’s too young Eto look like hisMy Dmaj7mama went off and Aleft himF#minShe wanted more from life Ethan he could giveI said, Dmaj7somebody’s got to take Acare of himSo F#minI quit school and Ethat’s what I did
Dmaj7You got a fast AcarIs it F#minfast enough so Ewe can fly away?Dmaj7We gotta make Aa decisionF#minLeave tonight or Elive and die this way
CHORUS 1:
So I remember we were Ddriving, driving in your carASpeed so fast, I felt like I was drunkF#min7City lights lay out before usAnd your Earm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulderAnd DI–  F#minI, had a Efeeling that I belongedDIF#minI had a Efeeling I could be someone, Dbe someone, Ebe someone
VERSE 4:
Dmaj7You got a fast AcarF#minWe go cruising to Eentertain ourselvesDmaj7You still ain’t got a AjobAnd F#minI work in a market Eas a checkout girlDmaj7I know things will Aget betterF#minYou’ll find work and EI‘ll get promotedDmaj7We’ll move out Aof the shelterF#minBuy a bigger house and Alive in the suburbs
CHORUS 2:
So I remember we were Ddriving, driving in your carASpeed so fast, I felt like I was drunkF#min7City lights lay out before usAnd your Earm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulderAnd DI–  F#minI, had a Efeeling that I belongedDIF#minI had a Efeeling I could be someone, Dbe someone, Ebe someone
VERSE 5:
Dmaj7You got a fast AcarF#minI got a job Ethat pays all our billsDmaj7You stay out drinking Alate at the barF#minSee more of your friends Ethan you do of your kidsDmaj7I‘d always hoped Afor betterThought F#minmaybe together Eyou and me would find itI Dmaj7got no plans, I Aain’t going nowhereSo F#mintake your fast car Eand keep on driving
CHORUS 3:
So I remember we were Ddriving, driving in your carASpeed so fast, I felt like I was drunkF#min7City lights lay out before usAnd your Earm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulderAnd DI–  F#minI, had a Efeeling that I belongedDIF#minI had a Efeeling I could be someone, Dbe someone, Ebe someone
VERSE 6:
Dmaj7You got a fast AcarIs it F#minfast enough so Eyou can fly away?Dmaj7You gotta make Aa decisionF#minLeave tonight Eor live and die this way
OUTRO:
Dmaj7              A      F#min                E       x3
Dmaj7              A  
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Fast Car History

“Fast Car” is a song by American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman. It was released in April 1988 as the lead single from her self-titled debut album. The song was written by Chapman and deals with themes of escape, poverty, and the desire for a better life.

Here are some key points about the song:

1. **Lyrics**: The lyrics of “Fast Car” tell the story of a working-class woman who dreams of escaping her difficult life with her lover. She sees a fast car as a symbol of freedom and hopes that they can leave their troubles behind and start anew. However, as the song progresses, it becomes clear that her dreams are not easily realized.

2. **Music and Style**: “Fast Car” is characterized by Chapman’s distinctive folk-rock sound. The song features Chapman’s acoustic guitar playing and soulful vocals. Its simple yet powerful melody and heartfelt lyrics resonated with listeners, making it one of Chapman’s most iconic songs.

3. **Success**: “Fast Car” was a commercial success, reaching the top ten in several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. It received widespread critical acclaim and won Chapman the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1989.

4. **Legacy**: “Fast Car” has endured as one of Tracy Chapman’s signature songs and has been covered by numerous artists over the years. It is often regarded as one of the greatest songs of the late 1980s and continues to be celebrated for its emotional resonance and social commentary.

Overall, “Fast Car” remains a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences with its poignant lyrics and memorable melody.

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