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Here Comes My Girl Tabs

(ver. 1) Click to play this song!
Tom Petty
 Rating:
4/5 (4 votes)
                (1979)

The main progression for the INTRO and VERSE of the song goes like
this––
Use a 1st finger barre at 2nd fret, move (not slide) it up to 4th fret.
When you play it with the song, you'll get the feel of it:

  A                   B/A            Amaj7               B/A
E-------------------|--------------|-------------------|-------------------
B-2-----------------|-4-----4--5--7|-5-----------------|-4-----------------
G-2-----------------|-4-----4------|-6-----------------|-4-----------------
D-2-----------------|-4-----4------|-7-----------------|-4-----------------
A-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0|-0--0--0------|-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0|-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0
E-------------------|--------------|-------------------|-------------------

VERSE 1:
A
  You know, sometimes, I don't know why
  B/A                               Amaj7       B/A
  But this whole town just seems so hopeless
A                                             B/A
  I ain't really sure but it seems I remember the good times
                         Amaj7             B/A
  Were just a little bit more in focus
A                                   B/A
  But when she puts her arms around me
       Amaj7               B/A
  I can somehow rise above it
A                                      B/A
  Yeah man when I got that little girl standing right by my side
                 Amaj7                        B/A
  You know I can tell the whole wide world to shove it

CHORUS:
                    E      A                  E      A
  Hey here comes my girl        Here comes my girl
F#m            B (normal B chord)
  Yeah and she looks so right She is all I need tonight

VERSE 2:Every now and then I get down to the end of a day
    	I'll just have to stop, ask myself, "What've I done?"
		It just seems so useless to have to work so hard
		And nothin' ever really seem to come from it
		And then she looks me in the eye, says, "We gonna last forever,"
		And man, you know I can't begin to doubt it
		No, because this feels so good and so free and so right
		I know we ain't never goin' change our minds about it

CHORUS and then BREAK (see bottom)

VERSE 3:Yeah every time it seems there ain't nothin' left no more
		I find myself havin' to reach out and grab hold of somethin'
		Yeah, I just catch myself wanderin', waitin', worryin'
		About some silly little things that don't add up to nothin'
		And then she looks me in the eye, says, "We gonna last forever,"
		And man, you know I can't begin to doubt it
		No, because this feels so good and so free and so right
		I know we ain't never goin' change our minds about it

CHORUS then END 
(the ending is just the first and last measures of the VERSE: A to B/A)

BREAK: This break repeats three times, and the fourth time just
       continues the same vamp on the E and A strings, to VERSE 3.
      
  F#5                                                        The numbers 
E-------------------------------------0-|                o     on this  
B------------------------0^2^0--------2-| F#5: | | | | | |   chord diagram
G-------------------------------3-----3-|      T | | | 1 |  (and E9 below) 
D----------------------------------4--4-|      | | | 2 | |   represent the
A-4--4--4-4-4-4-4--4--4---------------4-|      | 3 4 | | |    finger used.
E-2--2--2-2-2-2-2--2--2---------------2-|                  "T" means
								Thumb.

The '^' means hammer on the first time, and pull off the second time.
When pulling off, sort of flick the B string so it rings clearly.

Also, the E in the CHORUS can be played with an E9 in the middle:

  E     E9    E                                         o       o
|                 |              Use the            E9: | | | 1 | | 
| /   / /   / / / |     "down/down/up/up/down/up"       | 2 3 | | 4 
|                 |               strum.                | | | | | | 
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
                            
                                   ENJOY!
                    "If I was sad, well, I'm happy now"
            
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