American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was featured on their debut album in 1976.

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Key of the Song: 

The original key for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is D major.

Guitar Chords for American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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American Girl by Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersLyrics with Chords

Intro

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