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American Girl

Tom Petty

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Play the next 2 bars 6 times:

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|/5----------/5----------/5-------|/5-----5-----5-------------------|
+---------------------------------+---------------------------------+


1st & 2nd Verses:

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|-------2---------|-----------------|----0------------|-------------220-|
|-0--0--0---------|-----------------|----0------------|-----------------|
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| + + + + | + + + + | + + + + |
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+-----------------+-------------0-2-+


Chorus:

Gtrs 1+2
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|----0----------------|---------------------|----2------------|
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+-----7-----7---------+-------3---------+-------5---------+
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|-9-^---9^------9p7---|-0--0------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-0--0------------|-2--2------------|
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+---------------------+-----------------+-----------------+


Play F# notes in brackets 1st time only

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| + + + + | + + + + |
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+---------------------------------+---------------------------------+


Go back and repeat verse and chorus sections

Interlude:

(Gtr1 - Slight Palm Muting)

Play the next 2 bars 3 times before moving on
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| + + + + | + + + + |
+---------------------------------+---------------------------------+
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------x-x-5-6-7~~-----|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------x---5-------------------|
+-3-x-x-3-x-x-3---x-x-x-x-x---3-4-+-5---x-5-------------------------+


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| + + + + | + + + + |
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Play the next 2 bars 6 times altogether

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| + + + + | + + + + |
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|/5----------/5-------------------|/5----------/5-------------------|
+---------------------------------+---------------------------------+


Outro Gtr Solo:

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+----14-----14----+----14-----14--14+----14-----14----+----14-----14----12-+
|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15----12/14--|
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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+--------------------+

| + + + + | + + + + | + + + + | + + + + |
+----14-------14--+----14-------14--+----14-------14--+----14-----14----12-+
|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15----12/14--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+--------------------+


Repeat the last 4 bars to fade

Gtr1
+---------------------------------------------------------+
|-10p7---8-p7---10p7---8-p7----10p7---8-p7---10p7---8-p7---|
|------7------7------7------7------7------7------7------7-|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
+---------------------------------------------------------+
+---------------------------------------------------------+
|-12p9---10p9---12p9---10p9---12p9---10p9---12p9---10p9---|
|------9------9------9------9------9------9------9--------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
+---------------------------------------------------------+
+---------------------------------------------------------+
|-15p12--14p12--15p12--14p12--15p12--14p12--15p12--14p12--|
|------12-----12-----12-----12-----12-----12-----12-----12|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
+---------------------------------------------------------+
+---------------------------------------------------------+
|-17p14--15p14--17p14--15p14--17p14--15p14--17p14--15p14--|
|------14-----14-----14-----14-----14-----14-----14-----14|
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+---------------------------------------------------------+


Enjoy!

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American Girl
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tabbed by: Natty Morrison (yeah im a guy asshole, just a weird name)
m_natty2@hotmail.com

This is just the main riff of the song, i hope to have the solo up sometime soon.
Ok the song opens up with an open D chord, not barred, open chord.
He strums that while the bass line enters and plays. Then the main
riff goes : D E G A

 DE
 Well she was an american girl
 GA
 raised on promises....and so on like that with all the lyrics

the chourus then comes in with a slightly different riff:
G A D E.... I've noticed that this riff works slightly
better if the chords are played barred. So when playing it u play the
G and A chords on the 3 and 5 fret positions, then move for both the
D and E chords to the 5 and 7 fret positions, making them root fifth
chords

 G
 Oh yeah
 A
 All right
 DE
 Make it easy baby  
 E
 Make it last all night (make it last all night)
 G
 She was
A (open) D struming.
An american girl

Thats it! Simple. Im probably wrong so if i am just email me @
m_natty2@hotmail.com


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