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Running Down A Dream Chords

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maguri [tm] 27,055
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                Running Down a Dream – Tom Petty
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Tom Petty 
Running Down a Dream (1989)
(Tom Petty/Jeff Lynne/Mike Campbell)

From: "Full Moon Fever"

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RIFF
  E                E
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|--0-7-0-6-0-5-0-b3-0-------------|

  Cmaj7                             Asus2/D
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb3-0-------------|--0-7-0-6-0-5-0-b3-0-------------|----------------|

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CHORDS

         E-A-D-G-B-e
Dsus2    x-x-0-2-3-0
D5       x-x-0-2-3-x
G        3-x-0-0-3-x
Cmaj7    x-3-2-0-0-0
Asus2/D  x-x-0-2-0-0 = Dsus2(add13)

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[Intro]
| E | % | % | % |
| E | % | % | % |


[Verse]
         E                  E
It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
          Dsus2          | E | % |
I had the radio on, I was drivin'
E                     E       
Trees flew by, me and Del were singin' 
        Dsus2            E
“Little Runaway” - I was flyin'


[Chorus]
      D5      G      E
Yeah, runnin' down a dream
     E           G       A
That never would come to me
D5           G    E
Workin' on a mystery
E         G       A 
Goin' wherever it leads
A       G      E
Runnin' down a dream


[Interlude]
| E | % | % | % |


[Verse]
  E                 E
I felt so good like anything was possible
      Dsus2                       | E | % |
I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes
    E                   E
The last three days the rain was unstoppable
       Dsus2             | E | % |
It was always cold, no sunshine


[Chorus]
      D5      G      E
Yeah, runnin' down a dream
     E           G       A
That never would come to me
D5           G    E
Workin' on a mystery
E         G       A 
Goin' wherever it leads
A       G      E
Runnin' down a dream


[Interlude]
| E | % | % | % |
| Cmaj7 | % | Asus2/D | % |
| E | % | 
| Cmaj7 | % | Asus2/D | % |


[Verse]
E                  E
I rolled on as the sky grew dark
          Dsus2                  | E | % |
I put the pedal down to make some time
        E                      E
There's something good waitin' down this road
    Dsus2                | E | % |
I'm pickin' up whatever's mine


[Chorus]
      D5      G      E
Yeah, runnin' down a dream
     E           G       A
That never would come to me
D5           G    E
Workin' on a mystery
E         G       A 
Goin' wherever it leads
A       G     | E | % | % | % |
Runnin' down a dream


[Chorus]
      D5      G      E
Yeah, runnin' down a dream
     E           G       A
That never would come to me
D5           G    E
Workin' on a mystery
E         G       A 
Goin' wherever it leads
A       G     | E | % | % | % |
Runnin' down a dream


CODA (solo)
| E | % | 

| Cmaj7 | % | Asus2/D | % |
| E | % | % | % |
| Cmaj7 | % | Asus2/D | % |
| E | % | % | % |

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DanLetts91 10 May 11, 2015 03:31 PM

Nice tab man!
I think the intro also sounds good like this
E |------------0------|
B |------------0------|
G |------------1------|
D |------------2------|
A |--2-1-0-----2------|
E |-0-0-0-0-3--0------|

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maguri 27,055 May 11, 2015 04:04 PM

Thank you! You're right, that is another option of playing it.

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rautakallio 729 Feb 07, 2016 12:15 AM

Awesome! Love the chords in the interlude & coda.

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