Born in the USA, by Bruce Springsteen - guitarplayerbox - Easy guitar songs for guitar beginners and newcomers

Born in the USA

Bruce Springsteen
Chords used in this song: A, D
AChord: A
DChord: D

Capo II

[Intro]
A  D
E|--------------------------------|
B|---7---5--7--9--5---7-----------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-7------------------------------|


[Verse]
A
Born down in a dead man's town

The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
D
End up like a dog that's been beat too much

Till you spend half your life just covering up


[Chorus]
A
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
      D
I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A. now


[Verse]
A
Got in a little hometown jam

So they put a rifle in my hand
D
Sent me off to a foreign land

To go and kill the yellow man


[Chorus]
A
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
      D
I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A. now


[Verse]
A
Come back home to the refinery

Hiring man said "Son if it was up to me"
D
Went down to see my V.A. man
                                    A  D
He said "Son, don't you understand"


[Verse]
A
I had a brother at Khe Sahn

Fighting off the Viet Cong
D
They're still there, he's all gone
A
He had a woman he loved in Saigon
                                        D
I got a picture of him in her arms now


[Verse]
A
Down in the shadow of the penitentiary

Out by the gas fires of the refinery
    D
I'm ten years burning down the road

Nowhere to run ain't got nowhere to go


[Chorus]
A
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
D                                                      A
Born in the U.S.A., I'm a long gone Daddy in the U.S.A. now


[Chorus]

Born in the U.S.A., Born in the U.S.A.
D
Born in the U.S.A., I'm a cool rocking Daddy in the U.S.A. now


[Outro]
A  D
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