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Down South Chords

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Artist: Tom Petty
Song: Down South 
Album: Highway Companion

Each verse uses the same chords. 

Each chorus uses the same chords, except the last one, which I "tabbed."

The rhythm of the transitions between A and Asus4 at the end of each verse is tricky - please
listen to the record or watch a performance to get a sense of the timing.

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Intro: D (repeat for four measures)

Intro Riff (play 4x):

e-------2---------|
B-----3-----3---3-|
G---2---------2---|
D-0---------------|
A-----------------|
E-----------------|


Verse:
D      A           D
headed back down south
G                      D      
 gonna see my daddy's mistress
G                      D      
 gonna buy back her forgiveness
Bm              A    Asus4   A   Asus4 
 pay off every witness

Verse 2

Chorus:
         G           D
So if I come to your door
         G            D
let me sleep on your floor
                     A
I'll give you all I have
              D
and a little more


Intro Riff x2

Verse 3

Verse 4

Chorus

Intro/ Intro riff x2 (solo starts as the second measure ends)

Guitar solo (same chords as verse)

Verse 5

Verse 6

Final Chorus:

         G           D
So if I come to your door
         G            D
let me sleep on your floor
                     A
I'll give you all I have
              D
and a little more

D             G      A
I'll give you all I have
                  D
and a little more


Intro x3

End on a single D chord
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maguri [tm] 29,336 Jan 10, 2014 08:01 AM

Way off, even if the chorus seems mostly OK. There are changes missing in the verse that one can clearly hear on the recording and there is definitely no "C" chord anywhere.

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