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American Girl Tab

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email: eponine@suninternet.com
group: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
name: Tish
song: American Girl

American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

[Intro]

 Gtr1
   +       +       +       +         +   +   +   +
e|-10----10----10==================+=================+
B|---------------------------------|-----------------|
G|-7-----7-----7===================|=================|
D|-0-----0-----0===================|=================|
A|---------------------------------|-----------------|
E|---------------------------------|-----------------|
 |Gtr2    +        +       +       | +   +   +   +   |
e|---------------------------------|-2--2------------|
B|---------------------------------|-3--3--------3---|
G|0h2-----2-----2-----------2-------0h2--2--2-----2---|
D|-0-----0-----0-----------0-------|-0--0--0-----0---|
A|-0-----0-----0-------------------|-----------------|
E|---------------------------------|-----------------|

   +       +       +       +         +       +       +       +
e|-10----10----10------10--10101010|-10101010--1010101010----10101010+
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-7-----7-----7-------7---7-7-----|-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-|
D|-0-----0-----0-------0-----------|-0-----0---0---------0-----------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 | +       +       +       +       | +       +       +       +       |
e|---------------------------------|-------------2-------------------|
B|-------------3---------------3---|-------3-----3-------------------|
G|0h2-----------2-----------2-------0h2-----2-----2-----------2---2---|
D|-------0-----0-------------------|-0-----0-----0-------0---0---0---|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Play the next 2 bars 6 times:

   +       +       +       +         +       +       +       +
e|-1010101010101010101010--10101010|-10101010--101010101010--10101010+
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-|
D|-0-------------------------------|---------0-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 | +       +       +       +       | +       +       +       +       |
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-0---0-0-----0---0-0-0---0-0-0---|-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0---|
A|/5----------/5----------/5-------|/5-----5-----5-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[1st & 2nd Verses]

   +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
e|-5===============|-7===============|-10==============|-12==============+
B|-3===============|-5===============|-8===============|-10==============|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
e|-----------------|-----------------|-------3---------|--------5--------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-------3---------|--------5------0-|
G|-------2---------|-----------------|----0------------|-------------220-|
D|-0--0--0---------|-----------------|----0------------|-----------------|
A|-0--0------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0--0--0---------|
E|-----------------|-0--0--0-------2-|-3---------------|-----------------|

   +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
e|-5===============|-7===============|-10==============|-12==============+
B|-3===============|-5===============|-8===============|-10==============|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
e|-------3---------|-----------------|-------3---------|----0---5--------|
B|----3--3---------|-----------------|-------3-----0---|----2---2--------|
G|-2--2--2---------|-----------------|----0--------0---|----2------------|
D|-0--0------------|-----------------|----0------------|-2---------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
E|-----------------|-0--0--0-------2-|-3---------------|-----------------|

   +   +   +   +         +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
e|-12-12===============|-------2---------|-------3---------|
B|-10-10===============|-----------3-----|-----------------|
G|---------------------|----2------------|----0------------|
D|---------------------|-0---------------|-------------4---|
A|---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|---------------------|-------------0-2-|-3---------------|
 | +   +   +   +       | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
e|---------------------|-------2---------|-------3---------|
B|-2--2--2-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-2--2--2-------------|---------------0-|-0--0------------|
D|-2--2--2-------------|-0--0------0-----|-----------------|
A|-0--0--0---------0h2-|----0------------|-----------------|
E|---------------------|-------------0-2-|-3---------------|

   +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
e|-------0---------|-------5--------5|-------5---------|
B|----0------------|-------5--------5|-------5---------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-2-------------0-|-----------------|-2--2------------|
A|-----------------|-0--0------------|-0--0------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
e|-0---------------|-------5---------|-----------------|
B|----0--------0---|----2--5---------|-----------------|
G|-------------0---|----2--2---------|-----------------|
D|-------2---------|-2--2--2---------|----2------------|
A|-----------------|-0--0--0---------|-0--0--0-----0---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-2---------------|-------2---------|
A|-0--0--0---------|-0--0-00---0-2---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
 | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   |
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-------5---------|-2--2--2---------|
G|-------2---------|-2--2--2---------|
D|-2--2--2---------|-2--2--2---------|
A|-0--0--0---------|-0--0-00---------|
E|-----------------|-------------0-2-|

[Chorus]

 Gtrs 1+2
   +   +   +       +     +   +   +   +         +   +   +   +
e|-------3-------------|-------5-------------|-------2-------7-|
B|-------3-------------|-------5-------------|----3----------7-|
G|----0----------------|---------------------|----2------------|
D|---------------------|-2-------------------|-0--0------------|
A|---------------0h2---|-0--0------------0h2-|-----------------|
E|-3-------------------|---------------------|-----------------|

   +   +   +   +         +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
e|-----7-----7---------|-------3---------|-------5---------|
B|-------------7-------|-------------0---|-------5---------|
G|-9-^---9^------9p7---|-0--0------------|-----------------|
D|---------------------|-0--0------------|-2--2------------|
A|---------------------|-----------------|-0--0------------|
E|---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Play F# notes in brackets 1st time only

   +       +       +       +         +       +       +       +
e|-10101010----10----10----10101010|-1010--10----10101010----10------|
B|(7-7-7-7-----7-----7-7)--7-7-7-7-|-7-7---7-----7-7-7-7-7---7---0---|
G|-7-------------------7---7-7-7-7-|-7-7---7-----7-7-7-7-7---7---0---|
D|-0-------------------------------|---------------------0---0-------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 | +       +       +       +       | +       +       +       +       |
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-0---0-0---0-0-------0---0---0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-----0-0---0---0---|
A|/5----------/5----------/5-------|/5----------/5-------5---5---5---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Go back and repeat verse and chorus sections

[Interlude]

(Gtr1 - Slight Palm Muting)

 Play the next 2 bars 3 times before moving on
   +       +       +       +         +       +       +       +
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-------------7-------------------|
D|-5-----5-----5---------------5-6-|-7-----7-------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 | +       +       +       +       | +       +       +       +       |
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-----------------x-x-5-6-7~~-----|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------x---5-------------------|
E|-3-x-x-3-x-x-3---x-x-x-x-x---3-4-|-5---x-5-------------------------|

   +       +       +       +         +       +       +       +
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-5-----5-----5---------------5-6-|-7-----7-----7-------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 | +       +       +       +       | +       +       +       +       |
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-----------------x-x-x-x-x-x-----|
D|---------------------------------|-----------------------------x-x-|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-3-x-x-3-x-x-3---x-x-x-x-x---3-4-|-5---x-5---x-5-------------------|

Play the next 2 bars 6 times altogether

   +       +       +       +         +       +       +       +
e|-10----10----10----1010--101010--|-10101010----1010101010--10101010+
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-7-----7---7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---|-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-|
D|-0-------------------------------|-------------------------0-------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 | +       +       +       +       | +       +       +       +       |
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|
A|/5----------/5-------------------|/5----------/5-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[Outro Gtr Solo]

   +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
e|----14-----14----|----14-----14----|----14-----14----|----14-----14----12-|
B|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15----12/14--|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +      |
e|----14-------14--|----14-------14--|----14-------14--|----14-----14----12-|
B|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15----12/14--|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|

   +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
e|----14-----14----|----14-----14--14|----14-----14----|----14-----14----12-|
B|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15----12/14--|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +   | +   +   +   +      |
e|----14-------14--|----14-------14--|----14-------14--|----14-----14----12-|
B|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15--------|-15----15----12/14--|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|

Repeat the last 4 bars to fade

 Gtr1
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10p7---8-p7---10p7---8-p7----10p7---8-p7---10p7---8-p7---|
G|------7------7------7------7------7------7------7------7-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12p9---10p9---12p9---10p9---12p9---10p9---12p9---10p9---|
G|------9------9------9------9------9------9------9--------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15p12--14p12--15p12--14p12--15p12--14p12--15p12--14p12--|
G|------12-----12-----12-----12-----12-----12-----12-----12|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-17p14--15p14--17p14--15p14--17p14--15p14--17p14--15p14--|
G|------14-----14-----14-----14-----14-----14-----14-----14|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

************************************

| =  Hold notes for duration shown
| ~  Vibrato
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull off
| ^  Bend up a full note
| /  Slide up to
| x  Left hand muted percussive note

************************************
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joew5150 10 Mar 24, 2005 07:00 PM

good tab but i think the it should be
3 ----------------7
4 -5-5-5-5h6-7-7--

instead of

3 ---------------7
4 -5-5-5-5-6-7-7--

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poochy 161 Jun 22, 2006 10:40 AM

It's okay. There are a few parts that are wrong, but they're barely noticeable, and you really have to listen to hear them. **** (that's 4 stars, by the way, not shit or ****)

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live_fan 501 May 06, 2007 02:53 PM

This is definitely not a 5-star tab, but it's close. As pointed out, there are a few minor errors here and there that really only a perfectionist like myself would pick out. For example, on the first part of the outro solo, the second 14 on the high e is played twice. Also, for:
|-10-|
|--x-|
|--7-|
|--0-|
|----|
|----|

I like playing it like this:
|-10-|
|-10-|
|--7-|
|--0-|
|----|
|----|

Makes it sound a hell of a lot better to me. Anyway, just a few suggestions. Still a 4-star tab for sure. Good job!

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