Free Fallin

Tom Petty

she's a good girl, loves her mama
loves Je-sus and America too
she's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
loves hors-es and her boy - friend too
(intro again 1x)
it's a long day   livin' in Reseda
there's a free-way runnin' through the yard
and i'm a bad boy, cause i don't even miss her
i'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart
now i'm free    
free fall-in'
ya i'm free    
free fall-in'
all the vampires walkin' through the valley
move west down Ventura Boulevard
all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
and the good girls are home with broken hearts
now i'm free
free fall-in'
ya i'm free
free fall-in'
intro again, with light solo/riff
(free fallin, now I'm, free fallin)
i wanna glide down over Mulholland
i wanna write her name in the sky
gonna free fall out into nothin'
gonna leave this world for a while
and i'm free
(free fallin, now I'm, free fallin)
free fall-in'
(free fallin, now I'm, free fallin)
ya i'm free
(free fallin, now I'm, free fallin)
free fall-in'
(free fallin, now I'm, free fallin)
(second guitar with capo on 1st fret
play E-A A-E-B bar chords)
(capo on third fret)
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Enjoy - let me know if you find any changes or tweeks.
 Willie Kozushko

Corrected by nexan3. View original
Asus D Dsus
variations - click chord images
Transpose chords:
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Guitarpix (report video to admin):
In this vid I'll carry you through the fingering for the chords and the strum. Also included is and embellished strum that I like to play when it's only one guitar to help fill it in some. Hope you find it helpfull! Peace!
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JohnnyK (report comment to admin):
That sounds great as an accompaniment or intro but I think the chord progression is major D,G,D,A perhaps with that embellishment played over or throughout on a second guitar. Let me know what you think. JK
Guitarpix (report comment to admin):
Hey man! I like the dgda sequence also. That's actually the way I learned to play it. Now after playing this version for awhile I tend to favor it. But yea usually we play this with a few friends and I believe they all have diffrent variations and chords as well. As to which one is accurate I have no idea..All of them are fun to play so that's good enough for Peace! I was told at one time that this version was correct it had just been transposed...True or not? Don't know?
Hammer Mark (report comment to admin):
These are the correct chords:

capo I
E - 022100
Asus/E - 002200
Bsus/F# - 224400
thetimmster (report comment to admin):
I've found that it if you play it G, C, C, G, D, it sounds pretty good
JohnMikeTed (report comment to admin):
The chords, from a songbook that I am looking at:

F 1-3-3-2-1-1
Bbsus2 0-1-3-3-1-1
F 1-3-3-2-1-1
Csus X-3-3-0-1-3

Give it a try..the change from F to Csus gets easier with practice. This sounds to my ear to be how TP plays is. Enjoy.
lespaul69 (report comment to admin):
Tom Petty plays it in the key of "F"

F~Bb~F~C however I have played it with a lot of bands in the key of "G" G~C~G~D which is better if you are just learning to play.
Shanewinterss (report comment to admin):
whats the best strum pattern???
Nicolette95 (report comment to admin):
I think this song sounds better with the capo on the second fret. =)
YeTi20 (report comment to admin):
F in 5th pos is fingered like a D in 1st pos so everyone is right [just can't play the "lead" with a capo on the 3rd fret]

2 guitars one capoed one not is the best way to play it

just my opinion
rlward (report comment to admin):
That isn't the standard d fingering that I learned.  The way you finger it makes the transition easier; but it isn't the standard fingering.
crackles (report comment to admin):
I love thissong and I love this chord progression, of all the vasriations I like this one the best,  Its just a lot of fun to play.