My Guitar Songbook
Good Afternoon Guitar Player  |  Sign In 

  Info  |  Download: pdf pdf
Fire - Bruce Springsteen
* Audio file gathered from BigGreenC's personal music library

Fire - Bruce Springsteen  (4/4 - key changed from Db to D)

Picking Patterns for the various chords (Chorus excluded):

   D:                     Em7:                    Bm:
        _   _                   _   _                   _   _   
   |     | | | |           |     | | | |           |     | | | |
e|-----------------|    e|-----------------|    e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|    B|-----------------|    B|-3-----3-----3---|
G|-3-----3-----3---|    G|-0-----0-----0---|    G|-4-----4-4-4-4---|
D|-0-----0-4-4-0---|    D|-2-----2-2-2-2---|    D|---------4-4-----|
A|---------2-2-----|    A|---------2-2-----|    A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|    E|-----------------|    E|-----------------|

Introduction: D (3 times)  D(hold)

                   D    D                    D
I'm riding in your car, you turn on the radio. 
D              Em7    Em7        D
You pullin' me close, I just say no. 
D              Em7     Em7                Bm
I say I don't like it, but you know I'm a liar. 
               G    A     D    D   D  D(hold)
'Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire. 

Late at night, you're taking me home. 
You say you wanna stay, I say I wanna be alone. 
I say I don't love you, but you know I'm a liar. 
'Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire. 

          G                D
You had a hold on me right from the start, 
  A                       D
a grip so tight I couldn't tear it apart.
   G                          D     
My nerves all jumpin', actin' like a fool
           E7                       A7          A7(hold)
Well, your kisses they burn, but my heart stays cool. 

Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah.
Baby, you can bet, a love they couldn't deny.
My words say split, but my words they lie. 
'Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire. 


D   D  D   D  D   D
Fire   Fire   Fire (fade out)
  Info  |  Download: pdf pdf

Song Facts
Rate this Song
Website Stats
Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Fire - Bruce Springsteen
NOTE: The Audio File associated to this song is from 'The Pointer Sisters' Platinum and Gold Collection CD.

Fire is a song written by Bruce Springsteen, written around 1977. Though written and first recorded during the troubled sessions that followed Born to Run, Springsteen's version of the song remained unreleased until his 1986 live compilation Live/1975-85.

The Live/1975-85 version of the song was released as a single in January 1987, reaching #46 on the pop charts. Springsteen's studio recording of the song remained unreleased until 2010's The Promise. In addition, "Fire" has been covered by a number of notable artists, including Robert Gordon, The Pointer Sisters, Shakin' Stevens and Cher.

Fire was written during the troubled sessions that followed Born to Run. The song was written as a tribute to Elvis Presley, who died during the recording sessions on August 16, 1977. A studio take of "Fire" was recorded during the sessions, but would not see official release until 2010's The Promise box set.

Although he performed the song live from his 1978 tour onwards, Springsteen himself did not release his own recording of the song until his 1986 Live/1975-85 album, which contains his December 16, 1978 performance at Winterland in San Francisco. The recording was heavily edited, to eliminate Springsteen's on-stage hijinks. This version was released as a single, scoring number 46 on the U.S. pop chart. The B-side was a live version of "Incident on 57th Street".

A music video for the song was released at the time, but included a completely unrelated 1986 acoustic performance at a Bridge School Benefit concert. The song was also released on 'The Promise' and a video version appears on the associated 'The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story' as part of the Thrill Hill Vault Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut DVD.

Source: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Fire - Bruce Springsteen

Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Adder: Cindy Green [ BigGreenC ]
Date: 7/16/2012
Tab By: willc
Rated: (4) Hot! Popular!
Views: 1125
pdf Hits: 450
Genre: Rock
  Previous Song  Previous | Next  Next Song   

The tab, notation and pdf files are my own work and represent my interpretation of the songs. These files are put together and formatted in Notepad, transformed to MS Word and converted to pdf format to save or print the composition. And, if available, a link back to the Tutorial. Tab files with references to any artist are not meant to be actual transcriptions of copyrighted material.

The audio files are gathered from my personal music library or extracted from websites offering free guitar lessons. I do not own the copyright of the songs and audio files, all rights belong to the copyright holders – no copyright infringement is intended. See About Us & Disclaimer

For superb lessons, original videos and tabs etc. check out the many websites and Resources mentioned throughout this site.