Fire chords and lyrics

by The Pointer Sisters

  • Fire was written by Bruce Springsteen in 1977.
  • Recorded by The Pointer Sisters: 1978
  • Released: Oct 2, 1978 (US) & March 9, 1979 (UK) - from the album Energy.
  • Key: Db Major with chords Db, Ebm, Bbm, Gb, Ab
  • Music: 4/4 time at ~ 118 bpm
  • Easier: Capo on 1 - Play in C major
  • Chords in C major: C, Dm, Am, F, G

Fire by The Pointer Sisters

Capo on 1 if playing with video

                                       ↓           ↓
Intro: 4/4 ||  C  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  C  |  %  |  C  |  %  ||
  
                        C
1. I'm ri-din' in your car___  You turn on the ra-di-o
                       Dm                 C
   You're pull-in' me close___ I just say no
                  Dm                           Am
   I say I don't like it___ But you know I'm a li-ar
                  F      G       |   C    |   %  |   %  |   %  |
  'Cause when we kiss___ Oo – oo___ Fire  

             C
2. Late at night___  You're ta-kin' me  home
                       Dm                          C
   You say you wan-na stay___ I say I wan-na be a-lone
                  Dm                            Am
   I say I don't love you___ But you know I'm a li-ar
                  F      G       |   C    |  %  |  %  |  %  |
  'Cause when we kiss___ Oo – oo___ Fire

                   F                   C
Chorus: You had a hold on me___ Right from the start
           G                            C
        A grip so tight___ I could-n't tear it a-part
             F                             C
        My nerves are jump-in'___ Act-in' like a fool
                  Dm                            G
        Well your kis-ses that burn___ But my heart stays coo - ool 
 
                       C
3. A Ro-me-o and Ju-li-et___ Samp-son and De-lih-la
                 Dm                              C
   Ba-by you can bet___ A love they could-n't de-ny
                 Dm                       Am
   My words say split___ But my words say lie
                  F      G         |   C   |   %  |
  'Cause when we kiss___ Oo -  oo___  Fire 
                                

Solo: |   C   |  %   |   %   |   %  |   Dm  |   %   |   C   |   %   |

      |  Dm   |  %   |   Am  |   %    |   F   |   G   |
                                                 (Oo - oo)
       C
|     Fire     |   -  kisses  like |   Fire    |  burn  me  up  with |  
       C
|     Fire     |  I  like  what  you're  doin'  now  |
       C    
|     Fire     |    Touchin'  me  with    |
       C
|     Fire     |  Tou-chin  me  burnin'  me  with   |
       C                                            
|     Fire  -  Take  me  home |   %    |     Fire   |... 

C Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           C                 Dm                 Am                  F                  G
    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-3-|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|-2-|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-2-| 
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          C                 Dm                 Am                  F                  G
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-3-|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |-3-|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |-2-|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets

The Pointer Sisters

Origin: Oakland, California, U.S.
Music Styles: R&B, Soul, Pop, Dance, Jazz, Country, Gospel, Post-disco
Active Years: 1969 - present
Members: Sisters, June and Bonnie Pointer began performing in 1969. They became a trio when Anita joined them, and expanded to a quartet when sister Ruth joined them in December, 1972.

Early Line-Up:

  • Ruth Pointer - Born March 19, 1946
  • Anita Pointer - Born Anita Marie Pointer - January 23, 1948.
  • Bonnie Pointer - Born Patricia Eva "Bonnie" Pointer - July 11, 1950.
  • June Pointer - Born June Antoinette Pointer - November 30, 1953. Died after a battle with cancer on April 11, 2006 at the age of 52 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
At present the trio consists of Ruth, her daughter Issa Pointer and grand-daughter, Sadako Pointer (Issa's daughter) - spanning 3 generations - Wow!.

The Pointer Sisters

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Fire Sheet Musicicon - download at MusicNotes.Com - Piano/Vocal/Guitar - D Major - 3 pages - digital copy + 1 print


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