Running On Empty Uke tab by Jackson Browne

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Low G chordG CEA sounds darn good

INTRO)
|D chordD |D chordD A chordA |D chordD |D chordD A chordA |D chordD |D chordD A chordA |F#m chordF#m |F#m chordF#m |

|D |A/C# |E | |
I don't know where I'm running now I'm just running on


VERSE 1)
D chordD D chordD-A chordA D chordD D chordD-A chordA
Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
D chordD D chordD A chordA D chordD D chordD-A chordA
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
D chordD D chordD-A chordA D chordD D chordD-A chordA
In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up 1 1
D chordD A/C# chordA/C# E chordE
I don't know where I'm running now I'm just running on


CHORUS)
D/A chordD/A A chordA
Running on Running on empty
D/A chordD/A A chordA
Running on Running blind
D/A chordD/A A chordA F#m chordF#m
Running on Running into the sun but running behind


VERSE 2)
Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive
Trying not to confuse it with what you do to survive
In sixty-nine I was twenty-one and called the road my own
I don't know when that road turned onto the road I'm on


CHORUS 1x


INTRO with slide guitar


BRIDGE)

F#m chordF#m D chordD E chordE A chordA
Everyone I know everywhere I go

F#m chordF#m E chordE D chordD
People need some reason to believe

A chordA
I don't know about anyone but me

F#m chordF#m D chordD E chordE A chordA
If it takes all night that'll be all right

D chordD E chordE D chordD C#m chordC#m Bm chordBm A chordA F#m chordF#m E chordE
If I can get you to smile before I leave

VERSE 3)
Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
I don't know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
I look around for the friends I used to turn to to pull me through
Looking into their eyes I see them running too


CHORUS 1x


VERSE 4)
D chordD D chordD A chordA D chordD D chordD A chordA
Honey you really tempt me You know the way you look so kind
D chordD E chordE D chordD C#m chordC#m Bm chordBm A chordA F#m chordF#m E chordE
I'd love to stick around but I'm running behind
D chordD E chordE D chordD C#m chordC#m Bm chordBm A chordA F#m chordF#m E chordE
You know I don't even know what I'm hoping to find
D chordD A/C# chordA/C# D chordD C#m chordC#m Bm chordBm A chordA
Running into the sun but I'm running behind


ENDING

|D |D-A | pattern 12 times (with slide guitar solo)

|D chordD |E chordE |D chordD C#m chordC#m Bm chordBm |A chordA

 

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About this song

"Running on Empty" is a song written and performed by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. It is the title track to his 1977 live Running on Empty album, recorded at a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, on August 27, 1977. A number eleven hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released as a single,Rolling Stone ranked it at number 492 on its list of the 500 greatest songs of all time and is one of Browne's signature songs. Read more on Last.fm.