29.9.12

Mary Janes Last Dance - Tom Petty - Ukulele Chords

Been noodling a lot of Tom Petty on the uke today (big fan) and this one really started to work out. Needs to be played with a bit of a muted chunking strum to get the groove right, and instrumental breaks are just crying out for some electric lead or harmonica.

And of course, anyone who knows Petty and his friendship with George Harrison knows that George regularly tried to get his friend to play uke!


Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

[Am] [G] [D] [Am]

[Am]She grew up in an [G]Indiana town
Had a [D]good lookin' mama who [Am]never was around
But she grew up tall and she [G]grew up right
With them [D]Indiana boys on an [Am]Indiana night

[Am] [G] [D] [Am]

Well she moved down here at the [G]age of 18
She [D]blew the boys away, it was [Am]more than they'd seen
I was introduced and we [G]both started groovin'
She [D]said, "I dig you baby but I [Am]got to keep movin'"
(keep on movin) [Am] [G] [D] [Am]

Chorus:

[Em7] Last dance with Mary Jane
One more time to kill the pain[A]
[Em7]I feel summer creepin' in and
I'm Tired of this town again [A]..... [G]


Well [Am]I don't know but [G]I've been told
You [D]never slow down, you [Am]never grow old
I'm tired of screwing up, I'm [G]tired of bein' down
I'm [D]tired of myself, I'm [Am]tired of this town
Oh my my, oh hell yes, Honey put on that [G]party dress
[D]Buy me a drink, sing me a song,
[Am]Take me as I come 'cause I can't stay long

Repeat chorus

[Am] [G] [D] [Am]
[Am] [G] [D] [Am]

There's [Am]pigeons down in [G]Market Square
She's [D]standin' in her [Am]underwear
Lookin' down from a [G]hotel room
[D]Nightfall will be [Am]comin' soon
Oh my my, [G]oh hell yes
You've [D]got to put on that [Am]party dress
It was too cold to cry when I [G]woke up alone
I [D] hit the last number, I [Am]walked to the road

Repeat chorus x 2

Then fade with the into chord sequence.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO MUCH. I love this song, and it sounds great on a uke, in my opinion!

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