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Born In The USA: Chords and Guitar Tutorial

In this lesson we are going to learn to play Born in the USA, by Bruce Springsteen. This song is one of the easiest songs to play on guitar, since there are only 2 chords: E and B.

Born In The USA Chords

How To Play Born In The USA

[Verse 1]

B
Born down in a dead man’s town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
E
End up like a dog that’s been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up

[Chorus]

B
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
‘          E                                                               B
I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A. now

[Verse 2]

B
Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
E
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man

[Chorus]

B
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
‘          E                                                               B
I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A. now

[Verse 3]

B
Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man said “Son if it was up to me”
E
Went down to see my V.A. man
‘                                                              B x4 E x4 
He said “Son, don’t you understand”

B
I had a brother at Khe Sahn
Fighting off the Viet Cong
E
They’re still there, he’s all gone
B
He had a woman he loved in Saigon
‘                                                              E x4 
I got a picture of him in her arms now

B
Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
‘      E
I’m ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ain’t got nowhere to go

[Chorus]

B
Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
‘          E                                                               B
I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A. now
Born in the U.S.A., Born in the U.S.A.
E
Born in the U.S.A., I’m a cool rocking Daddy in the U.S.A. now

B x4 E x4

Análisis de Born In The USA

Born In The USA is a song in the key of E that follows an I – V chord progression, with E being the first chord and B the fifth.

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