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   Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild Tab    

Ok, I`ve loved this song forever, and I just saw another one on this site. Once again, like all the other tabs, its off and missing a lot. Here`s the full tab, every bit of it, in order for easy reading, and CORRECT!

PLEASE RATE OR COMMENT!!!

In this song there is a lot of fooling around, play with distortion, normal E tuning, and have fun, make up strumming for a good sound.

Intro
|---x-x---x-----------------|
|---x-x---x-----------------|
|-9-X-X-9-X-9-9-------------| Repeat 4 times
|-9-X-X-9-X-9-9-x-x-11-x-12-|
|-7-X-X-7-X-7-7-x-x--7-x--7-|
|---x-x---x-----------------|

Verse A
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----------------9-9-------------| Repeat 4 times
|-----------------9-9-x-x-11-x-12-|
|-----------------7-7-x-x--7-x--7-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|
pm. . . . . . . .

_________ _________ _____________ ________
Verse B – 1st time |1. |2. |3. |4.
|------------------|---------|---------|-------------|--------|
|------------------|---------|---------|-------------|--------|
|----------------o-|--7-9*-7-|--0-2*-0-|-7-7-------7-|--rest--|
|-5--5-5--7--7-2-o-|---------|---------|-----9—7h9---|--------|
|-5--5-5--7--7-2---|---------|---------|-------------|--------|
|-3--3-3--5--5-0---|---------|---------|-------------|--------|

* Bend a full step up than bring it down back to normal before playing the next note.

Verse A
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----------------9-9-------------| Repeat 4 times
|-----------------9-9-x-x-11-x-12-|
|-----------------7-7-x-x--7-x--7-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|
pm. . . . . . . .

_________ __________ _____________ ________
Verse B – 2nd time |1. |2. |3. |4.
|------------------|---------|----------|-------------|--------|
|------------------|---------|----------|-------------|--------|
|----------------o-|--7-9*-7-|--9-11*-9-|-7-7-------7-|--rest--| Play once
|-5--5-5--7--7-2-o-|---------|----------|-----9—7h9---|--------|
|-5--5-5--7--7-2---|---------|----------|-------------|--------|
|-3--3-3--5--5-0---|---------|----------|-------------|--------|
^Not sure of, if not right play 1st one

* Bend a full step up than bring it down back to normal before playing the next note.

Pre-Chorus – “Like a True nature’s child…”
Didn’t tab number of strums or patterns, easy enough to figure out, just add a bunch of mutes in there.
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------| Play once
|-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7--5-5-5--2~~~~~-------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--3-3-3--0~~~~~-------------|

Chorus
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------| Repeat 4 times
|--9--------7----7--7--|
|--7--------5----4--5--|
|----------------------|

Intro – Not really played, but sounds better, for real way jus play the 9-9-7 chord and mute in between lots.
|---x-x---x-----------------|
|---x-x---x-----------------|
|-9-X-X-9-X-9-9-------------| Repeat 4 times
|-9-X-X-9-X-9-9-x-x-11-x-12-|
|-7-X-X-7-X-7-7-x-x--7-x--7-|
|---x-x---x-----------------|

Post-Chorus
|-----x-x-x-----x-x-x-x-|
|-9-9-x-x-x-9-9-x-x-x-x-|
|-8-8-x-x-x-8-8-x-x-x-x-| Repeat 4 times, than just strum the chord a lot.
|-7-7-x-x-x-7-7-x-x-x-x-|
|-8-8-x-x-x-8-8-x-x-x-x-|
|-----x-x-x-----x-x-x-x-|

Verse A
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----------------9-9-------------| Repeat 4 times
|-----------------9-9-x-x-11-x-12-|
|-----------------7-7-x-x--7-x--7-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|
pm. . . . . . . .

_________ _________ _____________ ________
Verse B – 1st time |1. |2. |3. |4.
|------------------|---------|---------|-------------|--------|
|------------------|---------|---------|-------------|--------|
|----------------o-|--7-9*-7-|--0-2*-0-|-7-7-------7-|--rest--|
|-5--5-5--7--7-2-o-|---------|---------|-----9—7h9---|--------|
|-5--5-5--7--7-2---|---------|---------|-------------|--------|
|-3--3-3--5--5-0---|---------|---------|-------------|--------|

* Bend a full step up than bring it down back to normal before playing the next note

Pre-Chorus – “Like a True nature’s child…”
Didn’t tab number of strums or patterns, easy enough to figure out, just add a bunch of mutes in there.
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------| Play once
|-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7--5-5-5--2~~~~~-------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--3-3-3--0~~~~~-------------|

Chorus
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------| Repeat 4 times
|--9--------7----7--7--|
|--7--------5----4--5--|
|----------------------|

Intro – Not really played, but sounds better, for real way jus play the 9-9-7 chord and mute in between lots.
|---x-x---x-----------------|
|---x-x---x-----------------|
|-9-X-X-9-X-9-9-------------| Repeat 4 times
|-9-X-X-9-X-9-9-x-x-11-x-12-|
|-7-X-X-7-X-7-7-x-x--7-x--7-|
|---x-x---x-----------------|

Post-Chorus
|-----x-x-x-----x-x-x-x-|
|-9-9-x-x-x-9-9-x-x-x-x-|
|-8-8-x-x-x-8-8-x-x-x-x-| Repeat through fade
|-7-7-x-x-x-7-7-x-x-x-x-|
|-8-8-x-x-x-8-8-x-x-x-x-|
|-----x-x-x-----x-x-x-x-|