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Born To Be Wild Chords and Lyrics

Updated on December 10, 2014

Born To Be Wild Chords

Do you know Born to be wild by Steppenwolf? Were you Born to Be Wild? This page will show you the guitar chords to play Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf. It will show you Born To Be Wild lyrics and sheet music, guitar themed gifts and more. There is something extra special in that riff from Born To be Wild that just makes it the best ever road song and if you ever wanted to play it on guitar this is your first stop on the highway...

So get yer motor runnin'! Born To Be Wild....

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Born To Be Wild - Guitar chords for Born to Be Wild

Born To Be Wild
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The song Born To Be Wild uses E, A and D chords - these are the bread and butter chords of Rock!

Like many blues influenced songs, it is actually in the E mixolydian mode. What that means is that it uses the chords in the key of A major, but the song uses E as its anchor tone. This gives it a very bluesy and raunchy sound!


The Best of Steppenwolf (Guitar Recorded Version)

The Best of Steppenwolf (Guitar Recorded Version)

20 classic rock hits including the classic Born to Be Wild Includes bio and photos.

Born To be Wild - the CD - Steppenwolf CD Born To Be Wild



Steppenwolf are well known for their huge Harley ridin'-hit, "Born to be Wild" They went on to sell over 25 million units worldwide.

Born to Be Wild - lyrics as I remember them:

Get your motor running

Head out on the highway

Looking for adventure

And whatever comes our way

Yeah, darling

Gonna make it happen

Take the world in a love embrace

Fire all of your guns at once and

Explode into space

I like smoke and lightning

Heavy metal thunder

Racing in the wind

And the feeling that I'm under

Yeah, darling

Gonna make it happen

Take the world in a love embrace

Fire all of your guns at once and

Explode into space

Like a true nature's child

We were born

Born to be wild

We climbed so high

Never want to die

Born to be wild

Born to be wild

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My First Very Easy Christmas Carol Book [Spiral-Bound]

Carols for beginners to play. Single note melodies with chord letters. Very easy large font notes with notename noteheads.

Pieces for Young Guitarists


Songs of the Reef - TAB Edition

The TAB Edition of Songs of the Reef has a sea theme, led by the Octopus on the cover. Many thanks to Colin Mason, for the wonderful purple Octopus who even holds his guitar correctly!

Octo-Pieces explore octaves in a child friendly way! Songs of the Reef was written as a fun way of getting children used to high and low versions of the same note! The pieces are from grade 1 to grade 3 level. In the later pieces, higher notes and harmonics are added and special effects and dynamics are explored. Songs of the Reef contains easy to read large notation with note name noteheads.

A notation only version is also available on the same site.


Traditional Tunes for Flute and Guitar

Favorite folk songs for flute and guitar: The Drunken Sailor The Water Is Wide The Keys of Canterbury Carrickfergus For Auld Lang Syne Romanza Fhear A Bhata Spanish Ladies MacPherson's Lament The Cutty Wren Song Volga Boat Song A Bunch of Thyme The Bluebells Of Scotland Now the Green Blade Rises Lisa Lan Hava Nagila The Mountains of Mourne

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I hope you enjoyed this page and that perhaps you will explore some of my other guitar pages. Good luck with your playing and thank you for visiting!

Do you like Born To Be Wild? - Do you play guitar?

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      9 years ago

      love to pick up the guitar soon and be 'wild' once again!

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      Malu Couttolenc 

      9 years ago

      Oh this is so nice! I love playing the guitar and your guitar chords for Born to Be Wild are awesome :) Great song!

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      Heather B 

      9 years ago

      Nice lens! Did you ever hear the Muppet's version of Born to be Wild? It cracks me up :D

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      Lisa Auch 

      9 years ago from Scotland

      Well as my husband has just learned a and e major, this week I shall put this on hold for him! but I can just imagine him playing this!!!! It is so him! Thankyou

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      9 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love Steppenwolf and Born to be Wild. I do not play guitar, but I love music!


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