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Heartbreakers - Swinging Tabs

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Swinging Tabs

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Lyrics from tompetty.com

This song uses a basic D-C-G-D progression with some color thrown in.
I've tried to show how Tom played it on Saturday Night Live which is
the same as the album version.  This is what is played through all of
the verse's and solo's.  Just repeat as neccessary.


The chorus uses the same chords but with a different strum pattern.
Listen to the CD and you will figure it out easily.  It is a great
song that adapts well to an acoustic guitar.  Email me yourquestions
or comments.

       D C G D
       D C G D

         D                               C
Well, she was standing by the highway
                G                      D
     In her boots and silver spurs
            D                                C
     Gonna hitchhike to the yellow moon
            G                             D
     When a Cadillac stopped for her
                D                             C
     And she said, "Hey, nice to meet you,
          G                        D
     are you goin' my way?"
            D                          C
     Yeah, that's when it happened
            G                          D
     The world caught fire that day

          C            G           D         D
And she went down..............swingin'
            C            G            D         D
Yeah, she went down.............. swingin'

     Well, she was over twenty-one
     In trouble with the law
     And it didn't faze her none
     She called her mother-in-law
     And said I need a little money
     I knew I could count on you
     After that night in Vegas
     And the hell that we went through

     C              G          D
We went down.............. swingin'
   Like Benny Goodman
           C            G         D        D
Yeah, we went down........... swingin'

       D C G D

     Moonlight on the interstate
     She was 'cross the Georgia line
     Looked out the window feeling great
     Yeah, it had to come in time
     And she said I'm never goin' back
     She said at last I'm free
     I wish ma could see me now,
     she'd be so proud of me

She went down swingin'
   Like Glenn Miller
Yeah, she went down swingin'
   Like Tommy Dorsey
Yeah, she went down swingin'
   Like Sammy Davis
She went down swingin'
   Like Sonny Liston


     D C G D
     D C G D
     D C G D ......
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