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From: d0malaga@dtek.chalmers.se (Tomas Aronsson)
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Tom Petty:
        American girl
        The apartment song
        Breakdown
        The best of everything
        A change of heart
        Depending on you
        A face in the crowd
        Feel a whole lot better
        I won't back down
        In the dark of the sun
        Into the great white open
        Learning to fly
        Love is a long road
        Rebels
        Running down a dream
        Southern accents
        The waiting
        Yer so bad

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~Title:                         BREAKDOWN                       (Tom Petty)

                Am    G            Am    G
                Its alright if you love me, 
                Am    G            Am    G
                Its alright if you don't
                Am        G            Am      G         
                I'm not afraid of you runnin away honey, 
                Am          G         Fmaj7
                I got this feeling you won't
                    Am             G       Am    G   
                Say there aint no use in pretending, 
                Am   G             Am   G
                Your eyes give you away

                Am         G             Am          G     
                Something inside you is feeling like I do,
                Am           G      Fmaj7
                We said all there is to say

                Fmaj7    G/f    Am/f   G/f

                Am    G   F            G             
                Breakdown go ahead and give it to me 
                Am    G    F                   G
                Breakdown take me through the night
                Am    G   F           G           
                Breakdown go ahead give it to me, 
                Am    G        Fmaj7
                Breakdown its alright, 


                Fmaj7  G/f  Am/f  G/f  Fmaj7  G/f  Am/f  G/f    Am   G Am  G
                               its alright          its alright


DEPENDING ON YOU - Petty
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D                    A       D
 I ain't never gonna let you down
                     A     D
 All you gotta do is trust me
                    A        Bm    
 I would never make you some clown
D                   A     D  
 Baby why won't you trust me


G               A     G                 D         A  
 You give up so easily I don't know why you can't see
D C G C  D           C  G C       D        C     G
 I'm  depending  on  you,  don't  let  me  down
C       D            C   A 
 I'm  depending  on  you


 Baby if you can't change the world
 Maybe you should just change yourself
 You used to be such a sweet young girl
 Why you wanna be someone else?


 You give up so easily
 I don't know why you can't see
 I'm depending on you
 Is it to late now 
 I'm depending on you


        I WON'T BACK DOWN - Petty 
        =========================


       C#m   B    E          C#m   B    E
Well I won't back down, no I won't back down
        C#m      B         A              
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
       C#m  B    E
But I won't back down 



      C#m   B  E                C#m  B   E       
Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around
         C#m       B          A            
And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down
        C#m B  E            C#m   B    E     AE
Gonna stand my ground and I won't back down     


A E B   EA                  E     B    E
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
A E B      C#M   B  E            C#m   B    E  
hey I will stand my ground and I won't back down  


Well I know what's right I got just one life
In a world that keep on pushin' me around  
But I'll stand my ground and I won't back down


Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
Hey I will stand my ground and I won't back down 
And I won't back down
No I wont't back down


        LOVE IS A LONG ROAD - Petty
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Intro:  B  AE E  DA  B  DA  E  DA 


B                 D  A
 There was a girl in town 
E                D        A
 She said she cared about me
B                  D  A
 She tried to make my world
E                   D         A
 The way she tought it should be
G             D         A
 Yeah we were desperate then
G              D            
 To have each other to hold
 A   B  E      B          E
 But love is a long, long road



 There were so many times
 I would wake up at noon
 With my head spinning 'round
 I would wait for the moon
 And give her one more chance
 To try and save my soul
 But love is a long, long road



 Yeah it was hard to give up
 Some things are hard to let go
 Somethings are never enough
 I guess I only can hope
 For maybe one more chance
 To try and save my soul
 But love is a long, long road


        RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM - Petty
        ============================


         E                 
It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
          D                   E
I had the radio on. I was drivin'
                                             D             
Trees flew by, me and Del was singin' little runaway 
      E
I was flyin'


CHORUS
         A       G      E
Yeah I'm runnin' down a dream
     E           G       A
That never would come to me
A            G    E   E          G      A 
Workin' on a mystery, goin' wherever it leads
A       G      E
Runnin' down a dream


I felt so good like anything was possible
I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes
The last tree days the rain was un-stoppable 
It was always cold, no sunshine


CHORUS


I rolled on as the sky grew dark
I put the pedal down to make some time
There's something good waitin' down this road
I'm pickin' up whatever's mine


CHORUS 


        THE WAITING - Petty
        ===================


Intro goes like this:
G D/F# Asus4 D   G D/F# Asus4

chords:
D/F# 2xO23x
Asus4 xO223O

A
Baby Dont It Feal Like H
G            D           A              G           D
heaven right  now Dont it Feal Like sin   Dream        Yeah
A                      G              D
Ive never Known nothin  Quite like      This Dont it
Bm
Feal like tonight Might never be again Baby
A
We know better than to try and pretend honey
A
no one could a ever told me bout this I said yeah yeah(yeah yeah)
A
yeah yeah yeah The
G    D/F#      A          D
wait-ing is the hardest    part
G    D/F#        Asus4             G             D/F#
every day ya see  one more card you take it on    faith you
A         D          G       D/F#      Asus4      D
take it to the heart the wait ing is the hardest  part


        YER SO BAD - Petty
        ==================


|-              Am            D      G         Am       
|v              My sister got lucky, married a yuppie
|e
|r              Am          D           G
|s              took him for all he was worth
|e
|               Am         D         G        Am
|1              now she's a swinger, dating a singer
|
|               Am        D             G
|-              I can't decide which is worse


pre-            Em      C  D  G           Em  C  D    G
chorus          but not me baby, I've got you to save me


|-
|c              G      D  C    G            D    C
|h              oh yer so bad, best thing I ever had
|o
|r              G          D    C    G   D  C       D
|u              in a world gone mad, yer so bad
|s
|-


|-              Am             D       G            Am
|               My sister's ex-husband can't get no lovin'
|v
|e              Am           D             G
|r              walks around dog-faced and hurt
|s
|e              Am           D        G           Am
|               now he's got nothin', head in the oven
|2
|               Am         D            G
|-              I can't decide which is worse



        THE APARTMENT SONG - Petty           
        ==========================


A
I used to live in a two-room apartment
                   E     A     
Neighbors knockin' on my wall

Times were hard I don't wanna knock it 
                E       A
I don't miss it much at all


CHORUS
D   A    E     A    D       A             E 
 Oh yeah I'm alright I just feel a little lonely tonight
D      A  E            A  D       A             E        A 
 I'm okay most of the time I just feel a little lonely tonight


I used to need your love so badly
Then I came to live with it
Lately I get a faraway feeling
And the whole thing starts again


(CHORUS and 2nd verse)



~Title:                 FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER            (Byrds,Gene Clark)
                                                                   1964
                A
                The reason why,  Oh I can't say
                                 E                   F#m   B
                I had to let you go babe, And right away
                               A                  D       Bm
                After what you did,  I can't stay on

                        Bm                A                E
                        And I`ll probably feel a whole lot better
                                    D     E  A
                        When you're gone

                A
                Baby for a long time,  You had me believe
                                       E                                 F#m  B
                That your love was all mine, And that's the way it would be
                A                                            D    Bm
                But I didn't know,  That you were puttin' me on

                        Bm                A                E
                        And I`ll probably feel a whole lot better
                        E           D      E              A
                        When you're gone,  Oh when you're gone

                A
                Now I got to say,  That it's not like before
                                  E                     F#m    B
                And I'm not gonna play, You're game any more
                A                                 D    Bm
                After what you did,  I can't stay on

                        Bm                A                E
                        And I`ll probably feel a whole lot better
                        E           D     E    A
                        When you're gone
                        Bm            A                E
                        I`ll probably feel a whole lot better
                        E           D      E              A
                        When you're gone,  Oh when you're gone
                        E              A            G  A  G  A  G  A
                        Oh when you're gone


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In the Dark of the Sun - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, from the
                         "Into the Great Wide Open" album




Intro:
G       D       C       D

       G        D              C        D
In the dark             of the sun
         G      D            C          D
Will you save           me a place
        G       D/F#            C/E     D
Give me hope,           Give me comfort
        C       D                       G       D       C       D
Get me to               a better place

        G       D                C      D
Saw you sail            across a river
     G          D               C       D
Underneath              Orion's sword
        G       D/F#                C/E         D
In your eyes            there was a freedom
      C                         D
I had never             known before

Chorus:
                Em  D  G
Hey yeah yeah
G                       Em D G
In the dark of the sun
          Em  D  G              C  Em  D
We will stand      together
D                     G         D       C
Yeah we will stand as one
    D                      G
Oh      in the dark of the sun

(Solo)








        G       D                   C           D
Past my days            of great confusion
        G       D                    C          D
Past my days            of wondering why
       G        D/F#             C/E            D
Will I sail             into the heavens
       C                      D
Constellations          in my eyes

Chorus (X2)

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                 A Change Of Heart - Tom Petty


Intro Riff -   C G  A G F
               C G  A G
               
This is played twice as  - C GG A G F   C GG AG G with muted strums 
after the  C GG's


VERSE

       C      G          A G F
Well I fought for you
  C          G           A G 
I fought too hard
   C         G           A G F
to do it all again babe, 
    C       G            A G
its gone to far         

A
You never needed me
G                  F
You only wanted me around
           G
It gets me down


CHORUS
               C  G   A G F
There's been a change,
     A                        G
yeah there's been a change of heart
                    C  G  A G F
Said there's been a change
    A
You push just a little too far
    G
You make it just a little to hard
F
Theres been a change of heart



I'll get over you
It won't take long
I've stood in yer gallery
seen what's hang'in from the wall

You were the moon and sun,
Yer just a loaded gun now
It get's me down

+ CHORUS +


BRIDGE

G    A     G  A
Whoa yeah, oh boy
G                               F
Looks like we finally found the turning point
G  A   G  A
Oh me, oh my
G                             F                     G
Looks like its time for me to kiss it goodbye, yeah kiss it goodbye

+ CHORUS +

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              A Face In The Crowd - Tom Petty

it goes something like this  :-


              Em              C
Before All of this ever went down
           Em               C
in another place, another town

         D                  Am
you were just a face in the crowd
         D                  Am
you were just a face in the crowd
           Bm             Am                   Em
out in the street walking around a face in the crowd


out of a dream, out of the sky
into my heart, into my life
And you were just a face in the crowd
out in the street, thinking out loud
A face in the crowd

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INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN by TOM PETTY from the album of same name
 
The intro and first few bars of the verse seem to be the following:
 
    Em  Em? Em7 Em6
 
e---0-----------------
b---0-----------------          The chord names are probably a bit 
g---0-----------------                dodgy but - hey. If you play this 
d---2----1---0--------                on an acoustic 12 string (like TP's 
a---2----2---2---4----                nice Martin one ...) it sounds ok.
e---0----0---0---0----
 
 
 
Em    Em?            Em7           Em6
Eddie waited till he finished high school
Em         Em?        Em7      Em6
He went to Hollywood, got a tattoo
Am       Am/G               Am/F#     Am/G
He met a girl out there with a tattoo too
    G          F    C       G C G
The future was wide open.
 
Em         Em?               Em7        Em6
They moved into a place they both could afford 
Em         Em?                Em7         Em6
He found a nightclub he could work at the door
Am        Am/G            Am/F#          Am/G
She had a guitar and she taught him some chords
    G   F       C          G C G     G C GD
The sky was the limit.
 
G        C          D(sus4)  G          Em       D     Am
Into the great wide open,    under them skies of blue
G          C          D(sus4)    G         F     Em     A
Out in the great wide open,    a rebel without a clue.
 
 
(instrum: play the intro riff and end with G then A - I think)
 
The papers said Ed always played from the heart
He got an agent and a roadie named Bart
They made a record and it went in the charts
The sky was the limit.
 
His leather jacket had chains that would jingle
They both met movie stars, partied and mingled.
Their A&R man said "I don't hear a single."
The future was wide open.
 
Into the great wide open, under them skies of blue
Out in the great wide open, a rebel without a clue.
 
Into the great wide open,  under them skies of blue
Out in the great wide open, a rebel without a clue.

final flourish: G C G   G C G.

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~Subject: TAB: Learning To Fly (Tom Petty)


This is a pretty simple one 1 guitar plays the simple chord pattern

F  C  Am   G

The other guitar plays this little riff:

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