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Did You Know? The Jenny mentioned in the chorus of Youngstown is a reference to the Jeanette Blast Furnace owned by the Youngstown Sheet And Tube Company that was shut down in 1977. It's rusting hulk was visible from miles around and one journalist described it as 'the remains of a lost civilisation'.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Blue Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick 

Most Advanced Chord Change: Blue Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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Youngstown Chords And Strumming, Bruce Springsteen

Django Chords:  

Django C chord

Django D chord

Django F chord

Strumming:

"The Driver*":    |D    D U D U D U |


Tempo: 142 bpm Key: Dm



Intro -

|D - - - |D - - - |


Verse 1 -

| |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

  |C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |D - - - || x2


(Dx4)Here in northeast Ohio back in eighteen-o-three
(Cx3)James and Dan Heaton found the ore that was linin' Yellow (D)Creek
(Dx4)They built a blast furnace here along the shore

(Cx3)And they made the cannonballs that helped the Union win the (D)war


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


Here in (Cx2)Youngstown, here in (Dx2)Youngstown
My sweet
(F)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dx4)Youngstown


Verse 2 -

|D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


Well my (Dx4)daddy worked the furnaces kept 'em hotter than hell
I come
(Cx3)home from 'Nam worked my way to scarfer a job that'd suit the devil as (D)well
(Dx4)Taconite coke and limestone fed my children and made my pay
Them
(Cx3)smokestacks reachin' like the arms of God into a beautiful sky of (Dx2)soot and clay 


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


Here in (Cx2)Youngstown, here in (Dx2)Youngstown 
My sweet
 (F)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dx4)Youngstown


Verse 3 -

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


Well my (F)daddy come on the Oh(Cx2)io works when he come home from World War (D)Two
Now the (D)yard's just scrap and
(Cx2)rubble he said "Them big boys did what Hitler (Dx2)couldn't do."
These
(F)mills they built the (Cx2)tanks and bombs that won this country's (D)wars
We
(Cx3)sent our sons to Korea and Vietnam now we're wondering what they were (Dx2)dyin' for


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


Here in (Cx2)Youngstown, here in (Dx2)Youngstown 
My sweet
 (F)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dx4)Youngstown

 

Verse 4 -

| |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

  |C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |D - - - || x2


From the (Dx4)Monongahela valley to the Mesabi iron range
To the
(Cx3)coal mines of Appalachia the story's always the (D)same
(Dx4)Seven hundred tons of metal a day now sir you tell me the world's changed

(Cx3)Once I made you rich enough rich enough to forget my (D)name


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


In (Cx2)Youngstown, In (Dx2)Youngstown 
My sweet
 (F)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dx4)Youngstown


Verse 5 -

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


When I (F)die I don't want no part of (Cx2)heaven I would not do heaven's work (D)well
I pray the
(Cx3)devil comes and takes me to stand in the fiery fur(Dx2)naces of hell


Final Chorus (Instrumental) -

|C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


Final Chord Strum: D


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Youngstown Chords And Strumming, Bruce Springsteen

Open Chords:  

Open C chord

Open Cadd9 chord

Open Dm chord

Open F∆7 chord

Strumming:

"The Driver*":    |B    D U D U D U |


Tempo: 142 bpm Key: Dm



Intro -

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Verse 1 -

| |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

  |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - || x2


(Dmx4)Here in northeast Ohio back in eighteen-o-three
(Cadd9x3)James and Dan Heaton found the ore that was linin' Yellow (Dm)Creek
(Dmx4)They built a blast furnace here along the shore

(Cadd9x3)And they made the cannonballs that helped the Union win the (Dm)war


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Here in (Cx2)Youngstown, here in (Dmx2)Youngstown
My sweet
(F∆7)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dmx4)Youngstown


Verse 2 -

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Well my (Dmx4)daddy worked the furnaces kept 'em hotter than hell
I come
(Cadd9x3)home from 'Nam worked my way to scarfer a job that'd suit the devil as (Dm)well
(Dmx4)Taconite coke and limestone fed my children and made my pay
Them
(Cadd9x3)smokestacks reachin' like the arms of God into a beautiful sky of (Dmx2)soot and clay 


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Here in (Cx2)Youngstown, here in (Dmx2)Youngstown 
My sweet
 (F∆7)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dmx4)Youngstown


Verse 3 -

|F∆7 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |

|Dm - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |

|Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Well my (F∆7)daddy come on the Oh(Cadd9x2)io works when he come home from World War (Dm)Two
Now the (Dm)yard's just scrap and
(Cadd9x2)rubble he said "Them big boys did what Hitler (Dmx2)couldn't do."
These
(F∆7)mills they built the (Cadd9x2)tanks and bombs that won this country's (Dm)wars
We
(Cadd9x3)sent our sons to Korea and Vietnam now we're wondering what they were (Dmx2)dyin' for


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Here in (Cx2)Youngstown, here in (Dmx2)Youngstown 
My sweet
 (F∆7)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dmx4)Youngstown

 

Verse 4 -

| |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

  |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - || x2


From the (Dmx4)Monongahela valley to the Mesabi iron range
To the
(Cadd9x3)coal mines of Appalachia the story's always the (Dm)same
(Dmx4)Seven hundred tons of metal a day now sir you tell me the world's changed

(Cadd9x3)Once I made you rich enough rich enough to forget my (Dm)name


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


In (Cx2)Youngstown, In (Dmx2)Youngstown 
My sweet
 (F∆7)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dmx4)Youngstown


Verse 5 -

|F∆7 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |

|Cadd9 - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


When I (F∆7)die I don't want no part of (Cadd9x2)heaven I would not do heaven's work (Dm)well
I pray the
(Cadd9x3)devil comes and takes me to stand in the fiery fur(Dmx2)naces of hell


Final Chorus (Instrumental) -

|C - - - |C - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Final Chord Strum: Dm


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Youngstown Chords And Strumming, Bruce Springsteen

Open Chords:  

Open C chord

Open Cadd9 chord

Open Dm chord

Barre Chords:  

F chord

Strumming:

"The Driver*":    |B    D U D U D U |


Tempo: 142 bpm Key: Dm



Intro -

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Verse 1 -

| |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

  |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - || x2


(Dmx4)Here in northeast Ohio back in eighteen-o-three
(Cadd9x3)James and Dan Heaton found the ore that was linin' Yellow (Dm)Creek
(Dmx4)They built a blast furnace here along the shore

(Cadd9x3)And they made the cannonballs that helped the Union win the (Dm)war


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |



Here in (Cx2)Youngstown, here in (Dmx2)Youngstown
My sweet
(F)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dmx4)Youngstown


Verse 2 -

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Well my (Dmx4)daddy worked the furnaces kept 'em hotter than hell
I come
(Cadd9x3)home from 'Nam worked my way to scarfer a job that'd suit the devil as (Dm)well
(Dmx4)Taconite coke and limestone fed my children and made my pay
Them
(Cadd9x3)smokestacks reachin' like the arms of God into a beautiful sky of (Dmx2)soot and clay 


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Here in (Cx2)Youngstown, here in (Dmx2)Youngstown 
My sweet
 (F)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dmx4)Youngstown


Verse 3 -

|F - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |

|Dm - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |

|Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Well my (F)daddy come on the Oh(Cadd9x2)io works when he come home from World War (Dm)Two
Now the (Dm)yard's just scrap and
(Cadd9x2)rubble he said "Them big boys did what Hitler (Dmx2)couldn't do."
These
(F)mills they built the (Cadd9x2)tanks and bombs that won this country's (Dm)wars
We
(Cadd9x3)sent our sons to Korea and Vietnam now we're wondering what they were (Dmx2)dyin' for


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Here in (Cx2)Youngstown, here in (Dmx2)Youngstown 
My sweet
 (F)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dmx4)Youngstown

 

Verse 4 -

| |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

  |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - || x2


From the (Dmx4)Monongahela valley to the Mesabi iron range
To the
(Cadd9x3)coal mines of Appalachia the story's always the (Dm)same
(Dmx4)Seven hundred tons of metal a day now sir you tell me the world's changed

(Cadd9x3)Once I made you rich enough rich enough to forget my (Dm)name


Chorus -

|C - - - |C - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


In (Cx2)Youngstown, In (Dmx2)Youngstown 
My sweet
 (F)Jenny I'm sinkin' (Cx2)down, here darlin' in (Dmx4)Youngstown


Verse 5 -

|F - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |

|Cadd9 - - |Cadd9 - - - |Cadd9 - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


When I (F)die I don't want no part of (Cadd9x2)heaven I would not do heaven's work (Dm)well
I pray the
(Cadd9x3)devil comes and takes me to stand in the fiery fur(Dmx2)naces of hell


Final Chorus (Instrumental) -

|C - - - |C - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |

|F - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |Dm - - - |


Final Chord Strum: Dm


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