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THE LAST DJ

As recorded by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
(From the 2002 Album THE LAST DJ)

Words and Music by Tom Petty

Transcribed by Slowhand



          Am                   Em                    G                    C
      x 0 2 2 1 0          0 2 2 0 0 0          3 2 0 0 0 3          x 3 2 0 1 0

        Gsus4/B                 F                   G7                  Fmaj7
      x 2 0 0 1 x          1 3 3 2 1 1          3 2 0 0 0 1          x 3 3 2 1 0

          G6
      3 2 0 0 0 0


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Tom Petty - Acoustic 12-string Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Mike Campbell - Electric Guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Mike Campbell - Electric 12-string Guitar'



 Intro
  Q=136
                    Am
 4/4
                  Gtr I (Ac. 12-str. Gtr.)
  W                 Q  E E E E E E    Q   E E E E E E
                    |  | | | | | |    |   | | | | | |
                    /  / / / / / /    /   / / / / / /

  Gtr I (El. Gtr.)  Gtr II (El. 12-str. Gtr.)
  E E E E E E E E   Q  Q   H         +W
|-0-0-------------|----0-----------|------------------|
|-1-0-1-----------|-1------1-------|-(1)--------------|
|-----2-0---------|-2------2-------|-(2)--------------|
|---------2-0-----|-2------2-------|-(2)--------------|
|-------------3-2-|-0------0-------|-(0)--------------|
|-----------------|----------------|------------------|


  Q  E E E E E E    Q   E E E E E E
  |  | | | | | |    |   | | | | | |
  /  / / / / / /    /   / / / / / /

  Q  Q   H         +W
|----0-----------|--------------------||
|-1------1-------|-(1)----------------||
|-2------2-------|-(2)----------------||
|-2------2-------|-(2)----------------||
|-0------0-------|-(0)----------------||
|----------------|--------------------||


   1st & 3rd Verses
    Am               Em                Am     G         C
    Q  E E E E E E   Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
    |  | | | | | |   |   | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |
    /  / / / / / /   /   / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /

    Q  Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   Q   Q
||--0--0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0--0---3---3---|-0--0---0---0----|
||o-1--1---1---1---|-0---0---0---0---|-1--1---0---0---|-1--1---1---1----|
||--2--2---2---2---|-0---0---0---0---|-2--2---0---0---|-0--0---0---0----|
||--2--2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|-2--2---0---0---|-2--2---2---2----|
||o-0--0---0---0---|-2---2---2---2---|-0--0---2---2---|-3--3---3---3----|
||-----------------|-0---0---0---0---|--------3---3---|-----------------|
|
|   Gtr III
|   Q  Q   Q   Q     E E Q   Q   Q     Q  E E Q   E E   W
||--5--5---7---5---|-3---3---0-------|-5------3---3---|-----------------|
||o-5--------------|---5---------0---|-5--5---3-----3-|-5---------------|
||-----------------|-----------------|------5---------|-5---------------|
||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
||o----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|


  Am               Em               C
  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
  |  | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |
  /  / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /

  Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   Q   Q
|-0--0---0---0---|-0--0---0---0---|-0--0---0---0---|-0--0---0---0---||
|-1--1---1---1---|-0--0---0---0---|-1--1---1---1---|-1--1---1---1---||
|-2--2---2---2---|-0--0---0---0---|-0--0---0---0---|-0--0---0---0---||
|-2--2---2---2---|-2--2---2---2---|-2--2---2---2---|-2--2---2---2---||
|-0--0---0---0---|-2--2---2---2---|-3--3---3---3---|-3--3---3---3---||
|----------------|-0--0---0---0---|----------------|----------------||
|
| Q  E E Q   E E   Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   E E Q     Q  Q   E E E E
|-5------7---5-0-|-3--3---3---0---|-3--3---3-3-3---|-3--3---3-3-3---||
|-5--5-----------|-5--5---5-------|-5--5---5-5-5---|-5--5---5-5-5---||
|------5---------|----------------|----------------|--------------5-||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||


 2nd, 4th & 5th Verses
  $
  Am               Em               Am     G         C
  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
  |  | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |
  /  / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /

  Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   Q   Q
|-0--0---0---0---|-0--0---0---0---|-0--0---3---3---|-0--0---0---0---|
|-1--1---1---1---|-0--0---0---0---|-1--1---0---0---|-1--1---1---1---|
|-2--2---2---2---|-0--0---0---0---|-2--2---0---0---|-0--0---0---0---|
|-2--2---2---2---|-2--2---2---2---|-2--2---0---0---|-2--2---2---2---|
|-0--0---0---0---|-2--2---2---2---|-0--0---2---2---|-3--3---3---3---|
|----------------|-0--0---0---0---|--------3---3---|----------------|
|
| Q  E E Q   E E   Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  E E Q   E E   H      E E E E
|-5------7---5-0-|-3--0-------0---|-5------3---3---|----------------|
|-5--5-----------|-5------0-------|-5--5---3-----3-|-5--------5---5-|
|------5---------|----------------|------5---------|-5------5---5---|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


  Am               G                C
  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   q  q  H
  |  | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |   |  |
  /  / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /   /  /

  Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   Q   Q     Q  Q   E E E E   q  q  H
|-0--0---0---0---|-3--3---3---3---|-0--0-----------|-0--0-------||
|-1--1---1---1---|-0--0---0---0---|-1--1-----------|-1--1-------||
|-2--2---2---2---|-0--0---0---0---|-0--0---0---0---|-0--0-------||
|-2--2---2---2---|-0--0---0---0---|-2--2---2-3-2-0-|-2--2-------||
|-0--0---0---0---|-2--2---2---2---|-3--3-----------|-3--3-------||
|----------------|-3--3---3---3---|----------------|------------||
|
| Q  E E Q   E E   Q  Q   E E Q     Q  Q   E E E E   q  q  H
|-5------7-------|-3--3-----3-----|-0--0-----------|------------||
|-5--5-------5---|-3--3---3---3---|-1--1-----------|-1--1-------||
|------5-------5-|----------------|--------0---0---|-0--0-------||
|----------------|----------------|--------2-3-2-0-|-2--2-------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------||


 Chorus
  Am                Em                Am                Em
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
  | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
  / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /

  q   q   q   q     q   q   q   q     q   q   q   q     q   q   q   q
|-5---5---5---5---|-3---3---3---3---|-5---5---5---5---|-3---3---3---3---|
|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|
|-5---5---5---5---|-4---4---4---4---|-5---5---5---5---|-4---4---4---4---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  Am                Em                C
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
  | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   |  | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
  / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /   /  / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /

  q   q   q   q     q   q   q   q     Q.     E E E E E   Q   H       Q
|-5---5---5---5---|-3---3---3---3---|------------------|-----------------|
|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|-1----------------|-----------------|
|-5---5---5---5---|-4---4---4---4---|-0--------0---0---|-0---0-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-2------0-2-3-2-0-|-2---2-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|


  Am                Em                C       Gsus4/B   Am      G
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
  | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
  / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /

  q   q   q   q     q   q   q   q     H       H         H       H
|-5---5---5---5---|-3---3---3---3---|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|-1-------1-------|-1-------3-------|
|-5---5---5---5---|-4---4---4---4---|-0-------0-------|-2-------4-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-2-------5-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------2-------|-0-------5-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                             To Coda
  F                                    G7
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E
  | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |    | | | | | | | |   |  |  | | | |
  / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /    / / / / / / / /   /  /  / / / /

  H       H         H       H          H       E E E E   W
|-----------------|------------------|-3-------3-3-3-3-|-----------------||
|-1-------1-------|-1-------1--------|-0-------0-0-0-0-|----------------o||
|-2-------2-------|-2-------2--------|-0-------0-0-0-0-|-----------------||
|-3-------3-------|-3-------3--------|-3-------3-3-3-3-|-----------------||
|-3-------3-------|-3-------3--------|-----------------|----------------o||
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------||


 Interlude
  Fmaj7                                 G6
  Gtr I
  E E E E E E E E    E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E  E E E E E E E
  | | | | | | | |    |  | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |    |  | | | | | | |
  / / / / / / / /    /  / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /    /  / / / / / / /

  Gtr III
  H       H         +H        E E Q     W                 +W
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|---------------0---|-----------------|-------------------|
|-0-------0-------|-(0)-------2-3-----|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-3---------------|-(3)---------------|


  Fmaj7                                   G6
  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E E E E  E E   E E E E E E E E    E  E E E E E E E
  |  | | | | | | |    |  | | | | |  | |   | | | | | | | |    |  | | | | | | |
  /  / / / / / / /    /  / / / / /  / /   / / / / / / / /    /  / / / / / / /

  Q.     E H         +H        E Q.       W                 +W
|------------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|-0---------------|-(0)---------------|
|-0------0-0-------|-(0)-------2-3------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------|


                                                                D.S. al Coda
  Fmaj7                                   G6
  E  E E E E E E E    E  E E E E E  E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
  |  | | | | | | |    |  | | | | |  | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
  /  / / / / / / /    /  / / / / /  / /   / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /

  Q.     E H         +H        E Q.       W                 W
|------------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|------------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|------------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|------------------|--------------------|-0---------------|-0-----------------||
|-0------0-0-------|-(0)-------2-3------|-----------------|-------------------||
|------------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------||


 Outro                    Outro
  &
  G7                       Am
  Gtr I
  W          +W            E E E E E E E E
  |           |            | | | | | | | |
  /           /            / / / / / / / /

  Gtr II
  W          +W            W
|-3--------|-(3)--------||-----------------|
|-0--------|-(0)--------||-1---------------|
|-0--------|-(0)--------||-2---------------|
|-3--------|-(3)--------||-2---------------|
|----------|------------||-0---------------|
|----------|------------||-----------------|


   E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
   |  | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
   /  / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /

  +W                  W
|-------------------|-----------------|
|-(1)---------------|-1---------------|
|-(2)---------------|-2---------------|
|-(2)---------------|-2---------------|
|-(0)---------------|-0---------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|


                                                            Am
   E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    W                  W           W
   |  | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
   /  / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /

  +W                  W                 +W                  W          +W
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-0--------|-(0)----*|
|-(1)---------------|-1---------------|-(1)---------------|-0--------|-(0)----*|
|-(2)---------------|-2---------------|-(2)---------------|-2--------|-(2)----*|
|-(2)---------------|-2---------------|-(2)---------------|-2--------|-(2)----*|
|-(0)---------------|-0---------------|-(0)---------------|-0--------|-(0)----*|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|----------|--------*|
|
|                                     Gtr I
|  W                  W                  E  E E E E E E E   W          +W
|-------------------|-----------------|--0--0-------------|-0--------|-(0)----*|
|-------------------|-----------------|--1--0-1-----------|-1--------|-(1)----*|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------2-0---------|-2--------|-(2)----*|
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------2-0-----|-2--------|-(2)----*|
|-------------------|-----------------|---------------3-2-|-0--------|-(0)----*|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|----------|--------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths



Well, you can't turn him into a company man
You can't turn him into a whore
And the boys upstairs
Just don't understand anymore

Well, the top brass don't like him
Talking so much
And he won't play what they say to play
And he don't want to change
What don't need to change

There goes the last DJ
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey

And there goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
There goes the last DJ

Well, some folks say they're gonna hang him so high
'Cause you just can't do what he did
There's some things you just can't
Put in the mind of those kids

As we celebrate mediocrity
All the boys upstairs want to see
How much you'll pay for
What you used to get for free

There goes the last DJ
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey

And there goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
And there goes the last DJ

Well, he got him a station down in Mexico
And sometimes it'll kinda come in
And I'll bust a move
And remember how it was back then

There goes the last DJ
Who plays what he wants to play
And says what he wants to say
Hey, hey, hey

And there goes your freedom of choice
There goes the last human voice
There goes the last DJ



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