Fire chords

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 in C major: Ideal for beginners with no barre chords
  • Chords in C major: C, Dm, Am, F, G

Fire by The Pointer Sisters

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              C                        C           C                               
Intro: 4/4 ‖     |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |  ↑  |  𝄎  |  ↑  |  𝄎  ‖
                       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 |  𝄎  |
                                
          C                             Dm              C
Solo: |       |  𝄎   |   𝄎   |   𝄎  |       |   𝄎   |      |   𝄎   |

          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   |...

Chord Charts 🗝 C Major

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

The Pointer Sisters
Energy Album Cover

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!

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