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Breakdown Tab

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                             Breakdown - Tom Petty
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Tabbed by: Jeremy N
Email:wendellootsky@aol.com

Tuning:Standard

Riff: Played throughout, including the outro
e:|----------------------------------------------------|
B:|--10/8/10-------------------------------------------|
G:|-----------9--9/7/9---------------------------------|
D:|---------------------7--7/5/7-----------------------|
A:|-------------------------------7--------------------|
E:|----------------------------------------------------|

Fill 1: only played at the beginning
e:|--8-------------------------------------------------|
B:|----10h8---8-10h8-----------------------------------|
G:|---------9------------------------------------------|
D:|----------------------------------------------------|
A:|----------------------------------------------------|
E:|----------------------------------------------------|

Fill 2: varations of this fill are played with the riff
. The solo is based off this too.

e:|--5-------------------------------------------------|
B:|--5--8---5--5---------------------------------------|
G:|---------------7------------------------------------|
D:|----------------------------------------------------|
A:|----------------------------------------------------|
E:|----------------------------------------------------|

Intro
Fill 1
Riff
Fill 2
Riff
Fill 2

Verse
Am    G            Am    G
Its alright if you love me,
Am    G            Am    G
Its alright if you don't
Am        G            Am      G
I'm not afraid of you runnin away honey,
Am          G         Fmaj7
I got this feeling you won't
    Am             G       Am    G
Say there aint no use in pretending,
Am   G             Am   G
Your eyes give you away

Am         G             Am          G
Something inside you is feeling like I do,
Am           G      Fmaj7
We said all there is to say

Fmaj7    G/f    Am/f   G/f

Am    G   F            G
Breakdown go ahead and give it to me
Am    G    F                   G
Breakdown take me through the night
Am    G   F           G
Breakdown go ahead give it to me,
Am    G        Fmaj7
Breakdown its alright,


Fmaj7  G/f  Am/f  G/f  Fmaj7  G/f  Am/f  G/f    Am   G Am  G
                   its alright          its alright


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Rhyderr wrote on May 7 2014, 10:36 pm

The chorus 3rd line: Breakdown now I'm standing here can't you see.
Great job otherwise!

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Zaphod73 wrote on May 14 2016, 10:59 pm

You forgot the last verse:

"It's alright if you must go,
I'll understand if you don't
You say good-bye right now,
I'll still survive somehow,
why did we let this drag on?"

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