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Against the Wind

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Against the Wind - Bob Seger

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 Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Audio File: willc's Music Library
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Intro:  G, G, G, G


Verse 1:
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G                         '
It seems like yesterday,  
Bm                        '
But it was long ago.
C                              G
Jenny was lovely; she was the queen of my nights,
D                              C
There in the darkness with the radio, playing low.
         G                     '
And the secrets that we shared,  
Bm                         '
The mountains that we moved
C                    G
Caught like wildfire out of control,
               C                        D                     '
Till there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove.


Pre-Chorus:
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       [Em     D]               G
And I remember what she said to me,
       [Em            C]           G
How she swore that it never would end.
  [Em               D]        C
I remember how she held me,  oh so tight.
C                             D
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.


Chorus:
------

G           Bm   C                            G
Against the wind, we were running against the wind.
       [C          Bm            ][Am         C    ]   G  '  '  '  
We were young and strong, we were running against the wind.


Verse 2:
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G                          '
And the years rolled slowly past.
Bm                     '
And I found myself alone.
C                              G
Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends, 
D                              C
I found myself further and further from my home. 
         G                 '
And I guess I lost my way.
Bm                         '
There were oh, so many roads.
C                        G
I was living to run, and running to live,
               C                        D             '
Never worrying about paying, or even how much I owed.


Pre-Chorus:
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       [Em     D]               G
Runnin' 8 miles a minute for months at a time,
       [Em            C]           G
breaking all of the rules that would bend. 
  [Em               D]        C
I begin to find myself just searching,
C                             D
Searching for shelter again and again.


Chorus:
------

G           Bm   C                            G
Against the wind, we were running against the wind.
       [C          Bm            ][Am         C    ]   G  '  '  '  
We were young and strong, we were running against the wind.


Solo: (option 1)
----

   G              G         Bm              Bm
       _   _
   |  | | | | |   | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-3------------|---3-----|---------------|---2-----|
B|-3------------|-----3---|---------------|-----3---|
G|-0------------|-------4-|---------------|-------4-|
D|-0------0---2-|---------|-4---0-4-2-4-2-|---------|
A|-2--0-2-------|---------|---2-----------|---------|
E|-3--------3---|---------|---------------|---------|

   C              G           D         C
       _   _           _ _               _ _   _ _
   |  | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-0------------|-----------|---------|-------------|
B|-1--------1-0-|-----------|-3-------|-------------|
G|-0------0-----|-------0s4-|---------|-0-2-4-----0-|
D|-2--2-2-------|-----2-----|---------|-------2-4---|
A|-3------------|-----------|---------|-------------|
E|--------------|-----------|---------|-------------|

   G            G         Bm             Bm
       _ _ _               _ _ _ _ _ _
   |  | | | |   | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | |
e|------------|---3-----|---------------|---2-----|
B|------------|-----3---|---------------|-----3---|
G|------------|-------4-|-4-6-7-4-6-7-4-|-------4-|
D|------0---0-|---------|-4-----4-----4-|---------|
A|----2---2---|---------|---------------|---------|
E|-3----------|---------|---------------|---------|

   C                  G                 C
       _ _ _   _ _     _ _ _ _   _ _     _   _
   |  | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-0----------------|-----------------|---------|
B|-1--3-0---------0-|-0-3-0-----------|---------|
G|-0------2-0-0-2---|-------2-0-------|-------0-|
D|-2----------------|-----------0-2-0-|-----2---|
A|-3----------------|-----------------|-3-3-----|
E|------------------|-----------------|---------|

   D               D
    _ _ _ _ _       _
   | | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|---------------|-----------|
B|---------------|-----------|
G|-2s4-2---------|-------2---|
D|-------2s4-2-0-|-----2b--0-|
A|---------------|-2-0-------|
E|---------------|-----------|


Pre-Chorus:
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       [Em     D]               G
Well those drifter's days are past me now,
       [Em            C]           G
I've got so much more to think about.
  [Em       D    ]    C
Deadlines and commitments;  
C                     D
What to leave in, what to leave out.


Chorus:
------

G           Bm   C                            G
Against the wind, I'm still running against the wind.
       [C  Bm          ][  Am       C    ]     G     '
I'm older now but still running against the wind.
       [C         Bm   ]            D  '           C     '
Well, I'm older now but still running  against the wind


Outro:
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            G     '
Against the wind
            C     '
Against the wind
            G     '
Against the wind
            C     '
Against the wind
   (still running)
            G     '
Against the wind 
   (I'm still running against the wind)
            C     '
Against the wind
   (I'm still running)
            G     '
Against the wind
   (I'm still running against the wind)
            C     '
Against the wind
   (still running)
            G     '
Against the wind
   (running against the wind)
            C     '
Against the wind
   (see the young man run)
            G     '
Against the wind
   (watch the young man run)
            C     '
Against the wind
   (watch the young man running)
            G     '
Against the wind
   (he ll be running against the wind)
            C     '
Against the wind
   (let the cowboys ride)
            G     '
Against the wind
   (ohhhhh)
            C     '
Against the wind
   (let the cowboys ride)
            G     '
Against the wind
   (they ll be riding against the wind)
            C     '
Against the wind
   (against the wind)


*:·..·:*¨¨*:·..·:*¨¨*:·..·:*¨¨*


Solo: (option 2 - *denotes changes from Solo option 1)
----

   G              G         Bm              Bm
       _   _
   |  | | | | |   | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-3------------|---3-----|---------------|---2-----|
B|-3------------|-----3---|---------------|-----3---|
G|-0------------|-------4-|---------------|-------4-|
D|-0------0---2-|---------|-4---0-4-2-4-2-|---------|
A|-2--0-2-------|---------|---2-----------|---------|
E|-3--------3---|---------|---------------|---------|

   C              G*          D*        C
       _   _           _ _               _ _   _ _
   |  | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-0------------|-----------|---------|-------------|
B|-1--------1-0-|-----------|---------|-------------|
G|-0------0-----|-----------|-7-------|-0-2-4-----0-|
D|-2--2-2-------|-------5s9-|---------|-------2-4---|
A|-3------------|-----7-----|---------|-------------|
E|--------------|-----------|---------|-------------|

   G            G         Bm             Bm
       _ _ _               _ _ _ _ _ _
   |  | | | |   | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | |
e|------------|---3-----|---------------|---2-----|
B|------------|-----3---|---------------|-----3---|
G|------------|-------4-|-4-6-7-4-6-7-4-|-------4-|
D|------0---0-|---------|-4-----4-----4-|---------|
A|----2---2---|---------|---------------|---------|
E|-3----------|---------|---------------|---------|

   C                  G                 C*
       _ _ _   _ _     _ _ _ _   _ _     _   _
   |  | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-0----------------|-----------------|---------|
B|-1--3-0---------0-|-0-3-0-----------|---------|
G|-0------2-0-0-2---|-------2-0-------|---------|
D|-2----------------|-----------0-2-0-|-------5-|
A|-3----------------|-----------------|-3-3-7---|
E|------------------|-----------------|---------|

   D*           D*
    __ _ _       _
   |  | | | |   | |  |  | |
e|-7----------|-------------|
B|---10-------|--------10---|
G|------9br-7-|------9b---7-|
D|------------|-9-7---------|
A|------------|-------------|
E|------------|-------------|
        
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Against the Wind - Bob Seger




Against the Wind - Bob Seger
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 1/6/2014
Updated: 3/21/2020
Audio: willc's Music Library
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Against the Wind

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Against the Wind - Bob Seger
Against the Wind

Against the Wind is a song by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band from the 1980 album Against the Wind. "Against the Wind" is the highest ranking single from the album, peaking at #5. Glenn Frey of the Eagles sang background vocals on this song.

According to Timothy White, a writer for Rolling Stone, "'Against the Wind' is about trying to move ahead, keeping your sanity and integrity at the same time."

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