Free Fallin' Uke tab by Tom Petty

4 Chords used in the song: G, C, C/B, D

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Intro : [G G]>let ring[C C]>let ring[C C-C/B C/B]>let ring[D D]>let ring  x2



1st verse :
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
She's a good girl, loves her mama
G C C– C/B- D
Loves Jesus and America too
G G C C C C - C/B C/B- D D
She's a good girl, crazy about Elvis
G C C – C/B - C
Loves horses and her boyfriend too


[G G][C C][C C-C/B C/B][D D]


2nd Verse :
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
It's a long day living in Reseda
G C C – C/B - D
There's a freeway running through the yard
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - C C
And I'm a bad boy cause I don't even miss her
G C C – C/B - D
I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart



Chorus :
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
And I'm free,
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
free falling
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
Yeah I'm free,
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
free falling



3rd Verse :
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - C C
All the vampires walking through the valley
G C C – C/B – C
Move west down Ventura Boulevard
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - C C
And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - C C
All the good girls are home with broken hearts





Chorus :
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
And I'm free,
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
free falling
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
Yeah I'm free,
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
free falling



[G G][C C][C C-C/B C/B][D D]



Bridge :
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
Free fallin', now I'm a, free fallin', now I'm a

[G G][C C][C C-C/B C/B][D D]

G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
Free fallin', now I'm a, free fallin', now I'm a



4th verse :
G G C C C C- C C/ - D D
I wanna glide down over Mulholland
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
I wanna write her name in the sky
G G C C C C - C/B C/B- D D
Gonna free fall out into nothing
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
Gonna leave this world for a while...



Chorus :
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
And I'm free,
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
free falling
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
Yeah I'm free,
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
free falling
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
And I'm free,
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
free falling
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
Yeah I'm free,
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
free falling


Ending :
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
Free fallin', now I'm a, free fallin', now I'm a
G G C C C C - C/B C/B - D D
Free fallin', now I'm a, free fallin', now I'm a

[G G][C C][C C-C/B C/B][D D]>let ring

 

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jasonmo avatar
I think a Gsus2 instead of the D sounds closer to the original song
(found in this rendition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPzDomutdow)
07 Jul 2019
kingmorgan avatar
listen to the song. The intro is the strum pattern
31 Dec 2012
BeardedGent avatar
I'd love a good strumming pattern for this please.
30 May 2012
About this song

Free Fallin' is the opening track from Tom Petty's 1989 solo album, Full Moon Fever. The song topped Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart the week ending August 26, 1989 and spent 33 weeks on the chart, making it Petty's longest charting track. The single peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January, The song was written by Petty and his writing partner for the album, Jeff Lynne. The duo wrote and recorded the single in two days, making it the first song completed for Full Moon Fever.