BLINDED BY THE LIGHT from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. 


INTRO:  (See tab)
        A  E  B  E  A  E  B  E
        A  E  B  E  A  E  B  E
        
FUNK:   E A  E  E A  E (see tab)


E                            A                           B               E
Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
                                   A                    B            E
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
                              A                     B                    E
With a boulder on my shoulder feelin' kinda older I tripped the merry-go-round
                          A                         B                       E
With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing the calliope crashed to the ground
                           A                        B                                 E
Some all-hot half-shot was headin' for the hot spot snappin' his fingers clappin' his hands
                             A                               B              E
And some fleshpot mascot was tied into a lover's knot with a whatnot in her hand
                                     A                               B                           E
And now young Scott with a slingshot finally found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
                                          A                               B                    E
And some bloodshot forget-me-not whispers Daddy's within earshot save the buckshot turn up the band


CHORUS
            A       B      E
And she was blinded by the light
        A            B             E
Ooh cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
  A     B      E C#m B                                                A         E    A  E C#m
Blinded by the light she got down but she never got tight, but she'll make it alright


     E                  A                   B                       E
Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east
                                   A                                B                         E
He says: "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone, that's where they expect it least"
                                A                                B                        E
And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner all alone watchin' the young girls dance
                                  A                               B                              E
And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone to remind him of the feeling of romance


CHORUS
           A       B      E
And he was blinded by the light
        A            B             E
Ooh cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
  A     B      E C#m B                                        A                 E  A    E C#m
Blinded by the light he got down but she never got tight, but he's gonna make it tonight


       B                                          A                     E
Some silicone sister with her manager's mister told me I got what it takes
                  B                                                   A                      E
She said I'll turn you on sonny to something strong if you play that song with the funky break
      B                                                     A                        E
And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe to go outside
        B                                               A                       E C#m
And little Early-Bearly came in by her curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride


         E                       A                       B              E
Oh, some hazard from Harvard was skunked on beer playin' backyard bombardier
                                            A                                            B                                 E
Yes and Scotland Yard was trying hard, they sent some dude with a calling card, he said, do what you like, but don't do it here
                                 A                                    B                                E
Well I jumped up, turned around, spit in the air, fell on the ground, asked him which was the way back home
                                              A                         B                       E
He said take a right at the light, keep going straight until night, and then boy you're on your own
                                        A                    B               E
And now in Zanzibar a shootin' star was ridin' in a side car hummin' a lunar tune
                                          A                                        B                             E
Yes, and the avatar said blow the bar but first remove the cookie jar, we're gonna teach those boys to laugh too soon
                                   A                                          B                        E
And some kidnapped handicap was complaining that he caught the clap from some mousetrap he bought last night
                                     A                                   B                 E
Well I unsnapped his skull cap and between his ears I saw a gap but he'd figured he'd be alright


CHORUS
            A       B      E
He was just blinded by the light
        A                          B             E
Ooh cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
 A      B      C#m   B                                                      A
Blinded by the light Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun
E                            A          E   A
Oh but mama that's where the fun is.....ooh
      E                     A
I was blinded, oh but mama, oh but mama
      E        A
I was blinded, oh but mama
      E              A
I was blinded, I was blinded
      E              A
I was blinded, I was blinded
      E              A
I was blinded, I was blinded
      E              A
I was blinded, I was blinded
      E              A
I was blinded, I was blinded
      E      A
I was blinded
      E
I was blind yeah


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INTRO: 
                                                A  E B E
 E-12----12-12-----7--77-----------------------------7---
 B-12H14-14-14P12--7H999P7-----12---------------10-9-7-9-
 G--------------------------11B--B11-9H11P9--9--9--9-8-9-
 D-----------------------------------------11---11-9-9-9-
 A---------------------------------------------------9---
 E---------------------------------------------------7---

FUNK: Played very funky. Timing not shown...just feel it brother :)

             E        A         B            E
 E---------------------------------------------
 B-/9-10-9---9--------10--------12-----------9-
 G-/9-9--9---9--------9---------11-----------9-
 D-/9-11-9---9--------11--------13-----------9-
 A---------------------------------------------
 E---------------------------------------------
             Madman...Indians...teenage diplomat

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CHORDS:  EADGBE
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E        022100
A        X02220
B        X24442
C#m      X46654

ALTERNATIVES:
E        X79997
A        577655
B        799877
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COMMENTS:

ANONYMOUS 10/5/2006 - 19:26:06
hey does this song have just tabs not chords (notes) e.g. 1 2 3 4...kind of tabs. because i know this song is not just all chords on the radio
DAVID KING www.lovebolts.co.uk 23/2/2006 - 21:18:46
is it the same chords to the live version from stroytellers ?
RICK 22/3/2002 - 18:14:42
Haven't been to your site for a long time. Been searching for 'Blinded by the Light" forever. Nice to see you've added it. Now to see if I can make it sound acceptable. Keep up the good work man.
ZL www.lovebolts.co.uk ICQ 86687994 zlovebolt@hotmail.com 20/11/2001 - 20:59:52
I have been trying to figure this one out for years. Anyway, finally got it and I have to say that if you play the standard open chords it don't sound tooo good. Go for the proper way up on the ninth fret with just the three strings and it sounds pretty much spot on :)
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