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American Girl  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Intro:  manic strumming on [D]
        then [D/F#]-[D/E]-[D]-[D/E] (2x)

[D]Well she was an [E]American girl
[G]Raised on [A]promises
[D]She couldn't help [E]thinking that there was
A [G]little more to life [A]somewhere else
After all it was a [D]great big world
[G]With lots of places to [Em]run to
[A]Yes and if she had to die trying she'd
that's one real promise she was gonna keep
[G]Oh yeah, [A]allright
[D]Take it easy baby, [Bm]make it last all night
[G]She was, [A]an American [D]girl
[D]Well it was kinda [E]cold that night
[G]She stood alone on her [A]balcony
[D]She could hear the [E]cars roll by
Out on [G]441 like [A]waves crashing on the beach
And for one desperate [D]moment baby
[G]He crept back in her [Em]memory
[A]God it's so painful when something is so close
But still so hard to reach
[G]Oh yeah, [A]allright
[D]Take it easy baby, [Bm]make it last all night
[G]She was, [A]an American [D]girl

RIFF NOTES G G G G G# A D 3X THEN G G G A A A



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manicbassman (report)

capo two for Taylor Swift's cover?

krzykat (report)

And if she had to die tryin'
She had one little promise she was gonna keep

DONBUYER (report)

The E major might be an Em

Rob112157 (report)

for the verse it says D to Em, but doesn't a D to E sound better suited