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American Girl  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Intro - Guitar 1: 18 bars D
Intro - Guitar 2: E7 E7 G G A A D D E7 E7 G G A7 A7
Verse 1
[D]Well, she was an [E7]American girl
[G]Raised on [A]promises
[D]She couldn't help [E7]thinkin' that there was a
[G]little more to life [A]somewhere else
[A]After all it was a [D]great big world
[G]With lots of places to [Em]run to
[A]And if she had to die tryin' she had one little promise she was gonna keep
[G]O yeah, [A]all right, [D]take it easy, baby, [Bm]make it last all night
[G]She was [A]an American [D]girl
Verse 2
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[D]Well, it was kinda [E7]cold that night
[G]She stood alone on the [A]balcony
[D]Yeah, she could hear the [E7]cars roll by
Out on [G]441 like waves [A]crashin' on the beach
[A]And for one desperate [D]moment there
[G]He crept back in her [Em]memory
[A]God it's so painful when something that's so close is still so far out of reach
[G]O yeah, [A]all right, [D]take it easy, baby, [Bm]make it last all night
[G]She was [A]an American [D]girl
[G] [G] [G] [G] [G#] [A] [D]  
[G] [G] [G] [G] [G#] [A] [D]  
[G] [G] [G] [G] [G#] [A] [D]  
[G] [G] [G] [A] [A] [A]  
Repeat to end
[D] [E7] [G] [A] 

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