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Only A Broken Heart Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
From: Len Moskowitz 
Subject: CRD: Only A Broken Heart (T. Petty)

                          Only A Broken Heart
                    (Tom Petty, from "Wildflowers")

(90-100 beats per minute, varying)

Intro: Am7  Dm  G  C (twice)

Verse 1
Am7             Dm      G            C
Here comes that feeling I've seen in your eyes
Am7         Dm       G          C
Back in the old days before the hard times

    E7      Am     Am7/G  D/F#
But I'm not afraid anymore
C           G      C
it's only a broken heart

Verse 2
I know the place where you keep your secrets
Out of the sunshine down in a valley


Bb          Am
What would I give
Bb                 Am
to start all over again
Bb          Am    G  (Gsus4 G)
to clean up my mistakes

Verse 3
Stand in the moonlight, stand under heaven
Wait for an answer, hold out forever

Chorus 2 (same chords)
But don't be afraid anymore
It's only a broken heart


Verse 4
I know your weakness, you've seen my dark side
The end of the rainbow is always a long ride

Chorus 2

(12-string solo on verse)

Chord Tab:

  Am7  Dm  G  C  E7  Am  Am7/G  D/F#        Barred chords: Bb  Am  G

E  0   1   3  3  0   0   0       2                          6  5   3
B  1   3   3  1  0   1   1       3                          6  5   3
G  0   2   0  0  1   2   0       2                          7  5   4
D  2   0   0  2  0   2   2       0                          8  7   5
A  0   0   2  3  2   0   0       0                          8  7   5
E  x   x   3  x  0   x   3       2 (thumb)                  6  5   3

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Gsh wrote on June 21 2008, 07:19 am

Thanks for this. I think this is a great tab though the C G C during "it's only a broken heart" (particularly the G) doesn't sound quite right to me. I'm no expert and it's been a while since I heard the original recording so it could be spot on. Also, I prefer the UG blue hypertext chord suggestions over the bar chords (Bb Am G Gsus4), anyone else? If someone could add the solo that would be great. Thanks again Tabber. I appreciate it.

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davdav2000 wrote on November 5 2009, 09:23 pm


I wish someone could tab the solo.

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