Tracy Chapman – Fast Car Ukulele Chords

The original is in the key of A

Voice Range: GA (1 octave + 3 half tones) – how to use this?

 

Intro (Instrumental):

   F     C         Am    G          F     C         Am    G
A|-------3---------3---3-2---2----|-------3---------3---3-2---2----|
E|-0-1-0-3---3-----0-----3-----3--|-0-1-0-3---3-----0-----3-----3--|
C|-0-----0-----0---0-----2--------|-0-----0-----0---0-----2--------|
G|-2-----0---------2-----0--------|-2-----0---------2-----0--------|
*Valid only in the key of C
   F     C         Am    G          F     C         Am    G
A|-------3---------3-5-3-2-3-2----|-------3---------3---3-2---2----|
E|-0-1-0-3---3-----0-----3--------|-0-1-0-3---3-----0-----3-----3--|
C|-0-----0-----0---0-----2--------|-0-----0-----0---0-----2--------|
G|-2-----0---------2-----0--------|-2-----0---------2-----0--------|
*Valid only in the key of C

 

FYou got a fast Ccar
AmI want a ticket to Ganywhere
FMaybe we make a Cdeal
AmMaybe together we can Gget somewhere
FAny place is betCter
AmStarting from zero got noGthing to lose
FMaybe we’ll make somCething
AmMe myself I got noGthing to prove

 

Instrumental:
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am   G

 

Verse:
FYou got a fast Ccar
AmI got a plan to getG us out of here
FI been working at Cthe convenience store
AmManaged to save just a Glittle bit of money
FWon’t have to Cdrive too far
AmJust ‘cross the borderG and into the city
FYou and I can bCoth get jobs
AmAnd finally see what it Gmeans to be living

 

Instrumental:
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am   G

 

Verse:
FSee my old man’s got a Cproblem
He Amlive with the bottle that’s the Gway it is
FHe says his body’s too old for Cworking
His Ambody’s too young to Glook like his
FMy mama went off and Cleft him
AmShe wanted more from life than Ghe could give
I Fsaid somebody’s got to take Ccare of him
So I Amquit school and that’s wGhat I did

 

Instrumental:
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am   G

 

Verse:
FYou got a fast Ccar
Is it Amfast enough so wGe can fly away?
We Fgotta make a decCision
AmLeave tonight or liGve and die this way

 

Instrumental:
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am

 

Chorus:
So remGember when we were Fdriving driving in your car
CSpeed so fast I felt like I was drunk
AmCity lights lay out before us
And your aGrm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And FI____Am____ had a Gfeeling that I belonged
FI____Am____ had a Gfeeling I could be someone, Fbe someone, Gbe someone

 

Instrumental:
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am   G

 

Verse:
FYou got a fast Ccar
AmWe go cruising, entertGain ourselves
FYou still ain’t got a Cjob
And I Amwork in a market as a chGeckout girl
FI know things will get bCetter
AmYou’ll find work and I’ll geGt promoted
FWe’ll move out of the Cshelter
Buy a Ambigger house and liGve in the suburbs

 

Instrumental:
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am

 

Chorus:
So remGember when we were Fdriving driving in your car
CSpeed so fast I felt like I was drunk
AmCity lights lay out before us
And your aGrm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And FI____Am____ had a Gfeeling that I belonged
FI____Am____ had a Gfeeling I could be someone, Fbe someone, Gbe someone

 

Instrumental:
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am   G

 

Verse:
FYou got a fast Ccar
AmI got a job that payGs all our bills
FYou stay out drinking late Cat the bar
See Ammore of your friends than you dGo of your kids
FI’d always hoped for Cbetter
AmThought maybe together you Gand me find it
FI got no plans I ain’t gCoing nowhere
So Amtake your fast car and Gkeep on driving

 

Instrumental:
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am

 

Chorus:
So remGember when we were Fdriving driving in your car
CSpeed so fast I felt like I was drunk
AmCity lights lay out before us
And your aGrm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And FI____Am____ had a Gfeeling that I belonged
FI____Am____ had a Gfeeling I could be someone, Fbe someone, Gbe someone

 

Instrumental:
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am   G

 

Verse:
FYou got a fast Ccar
Is it Amfast enough so yoGu can fly away?
You Fgotta make a deCcision
AmLeave tonight or live and Gdie this way

 

Outro:
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am   G
F   C   Am   G
F   C