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Listen to Her Heart

Tom Petty


Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Chord Guide


A:    x02220

      3    4

G:    3x0003


E:    022100



Intro:  Just Guitar Riff x2 (8 measures of A)

             Whole Band w/Guitar Riff x2 (8 measures of A)


A (8)

  You think you're gonna take her away
With your money and your cocaine
Keep thinkin' that her mind is gonna change
But I know everything is okay

                   G (½)              A (2)

She's gonna listen to her heart

                 G (½)                A (2)
It's gonna tell her what to do

                  E (1½)
She might need a lot of lovin'

                              A (2)
But she don't need you

A (8)
   You want me to think that I'm being used
You want her to think it's over
Can't you see it don't matter what you do
Buddy you don't even know her


Bridge (one strum per chord):

G (2)                                             A (2)
     And you just can't creep up behind her

G (2)                                                      A
     And you can't understand that she's my girl
          E (2)

She's my girl


Instrumental Verse



/ A - - - / x16


One strum per chord:

/ A - - D / A - - E / A

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.