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“Fast Car” chords are displayed right here. Tracy Chapman released this song in 1988 on the eponymous album. Let’s take a look at the chords:

Fast Car Chords

Standard Tuning

Capo 2
The Cmaj7 chord in the verses is actually the following pattern:
Cmaj7 | C | Cmaj7
For a better readability, it's referred as Cmaj7.
Prefer finger-picking on this song.

Intro: 
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 | Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 (2x)

Verse 1:
Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car
Em                 D   Dadd11
I want a ticket to anywhere
Cmaj7           G
Maybe we make a deal
Em                    D   Dadd11
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Cmaj7             G
Any place is better
Em                      Dadd11
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose
Cmaj7                 G
Maybe we'll make something
Em               D   Dadd11
Me myself, I got nothing to prove

Instru 1: 
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 (2x)

Verse 2:
Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car
Em               D   Dadd11
And I got a plan to get us out of here
       Cmaj7              G
I been working at the convenience store
Em               D   Dadd11
Managed to save just a little bit of money
Cmaj7                  G
We wont have to drive too far
      Em                  D   Dadd11
Just cross the border and into the city
Cmaj7      G
You and I can both get jobs
    Em                  D   Dadd11
And finally see what it means to be living

Instru 2: 
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 (2x)

Verse 3:
        Cmaj7        G
You see my old man's got a problem
   Em                   D   Dadd11
He live with the bottle that's the way it is
            Cmaj7           G
He says his body's too old for working
     Em                 D   Dadd11
His body's too young to look like his
   Cmaj7             G
My mama went off and left him
     Em                        D   Dadd11
She wanted more from life than he could give
         Cmaj7                  G
I said: "Somebody's got to take care of him"
    Em               D   Dadd11
So I quit school and that's what I did

Instru 3: 
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 (2x)

Verse 4:
Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car
           Em                   D  Dadd11
But is it fast enough so we can fly away
Cmaj7               G
We gotta make a decision
Em                           D   Dadd11
We leave tonight or live and die this way

Instru 4:
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 (2x)

Chorus 1:
Em   Dadd11        C
I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
    G
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
Em
City lights lay out before us
         D
And your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder
    C  Em       D
And I... had a feeling that I belonged
    C  Em      D                           C           D
And I... had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

Instru 5: 
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 (2x)

Verse 5:
Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car
    Em                       D  Dadd11
And we go cruising to entertain ourselves
    Cmaj7              G
You still ain't got a job
      Em               D  Dadd11
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
Cmaj7                   G
I know things will get better
Em                    D  Dadd11
You'll find work and I'll get promoted
Cmaj7                G
Well move out of the shelter
Em                  D  Dadd11
Buy a big house and live in the suburbs

Instru 6: 
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11(2x)

Chorus 2:
Em   Dadd11        C
I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
    G
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
Em
City lights lay out before us
         D
And your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder
    C  Em      D
And I... had a feeling that I belonged
    C  Em      D                           C           D
And I... had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

Instru 7: 
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 (2x)

Verse 6:
Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car
    Em               D   Dadd11
And I got a job that pays all our bills
    Cmaj7             G
You stay out drinking late at the bar
    Em                            D   Dadd11
See more of your friends than you  do of your kids
C                    G
I'd always hoped for better
        Em           D  Dadd11
Thought maybe together you and me would find it
C                      G
I got no plans I ain't going nowhere
   Em                   D   Dadd11
So take your fast car and keep on driving

Instru 8: 
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 (2x)

Chorus 3:
Em   Dadd11        C
I remember when we were driving, driving in your car
    G
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
Em
City lights lay out before us
         D
And your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder
    C  Em      D
And I... had a feeling that I belonged
    C  Em      D                           C           D
And I... had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

Instru 9: 
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 (2x)

Verse 7:
Cmaj7          G
You got a fast car
          Em                    D  Dadd11
But is it fast enough so you can fly away
Cmaj7               G
You gotta make a decision
Em                            D  Dadd11
You leave tonight or live and die this way

Outro:
Cmaj7 G | Em D Dadd11 (3x)
Cmaj7 G |

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