Do You Recognize The 7 Chords in This Song?

What is the one thing Tom Petty and Taylor Swift have in common besides they both play the guitar?


Well, here's the same song, American Girl, with words and music by Tom Petty in 1976 and later performed by Taylor Swift in 2009. 

Do you hear the 7 chords in this song?

1. D = D/DF#A

2. E7 = E/DEG#B


3. G = G/GBD, then G7 = G/BDFG


4. A7 = A/GAC#E


5. Em = E/EGB


6. A = A/C#EA , then Asus4 = A/EAD


7. Bm = B/BDF#

Taylor Swift - American Girl (Tom Petty cover) New single 2009



Watch the best YouTube version Tom Petty American Girl Live 1985

 D
Intro:  manic strumming on  
 D/F#D/EDD/E
        then --- (2x)

 DE
 Well she was an American girl
 GA
 Raised on promises
 DE
 She couldn't help thinking that there was
 GA
little more to life somewhere else
 D
After all it was a great big world
 GEm
 With lots of places to run to
 A
 Yes and if she had to die trying she'd
that's one real promise she was gonna keep
 GA
 Oh yeah, allright
 DBm
 Take it easy baby, make it last all night
 GAD
 She was, an American girl
 DE
 Well it was kinda cold that night
 GA
 She stood alone on her balcony
 DE
 She could hear the cars roll by
 GA
Out on 441 like waves crashing on the beach
 D
And for one desperate moment baby
 GEm
 He crept back in her memory
 A
 God it's so painful when something is so close
But still so hard to reach
 GA
 Oh yeah, alright
 DBm
 Take it easy baby, make it last all night
 GAD
 She was, an American girl

RIFF NOTES G G G G G# A D 3X THEN G G G A A A

Young people and mostly my piano students have requested this song, so thank you!




 Have fun with it in 4/4 time.

Do you know your chords? You might want to check out Chords101 & 102 Collection

Best,
LadyD
 
"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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