Wm. Pollock's Pianobook

American Girl

Tom Petty

Intro: 18 bars D

        Two bars E7, two G, A A , D D, E7 E7, G G, A7 A7

Verse 1

D                E7
 Well she was an   American girl.
G          A
 Raised on  promises
D                  E7
 She couldn't help   thinking that there was
  G                    A
a  little more to life  somewhere else
After all it was a  great big world
G                       Em
 with lots of places to   run to
 And if she had to die   tryin' she   had one little promise she was gonna keep

G        A
 Oh yeah,  allright,
D                  Bm
 take it easy baby   make it last all night
G         A             D
  She was   an American  girl

Well it was kinda cold that night

She stood alone on the balcony

Yeh, she could hear the cars roll by,

out on four-fortyone like waves crashing on the beach

And for one des'rate moment there

he crept back in her memory

God it's so painful when something that's so close is still so far to reach.