Tom Petty - Learning To Fly Acoustic chords

      
This is a great Tom Petty song and a great song for beginners who 
need to work on your strumming pattern. And after you've made your 
jugdement, please rate.

D= down
U= up

So the song is in 4/4 beat and strumming pattern for the entire 
song is just:

D U D U    U D U
1 & 2 & (3)& 4 &

So just take a brief pause on the 3 count and strum up on the 
& of the 3 count.

So the strumming to the chords would be:

D U D U    U D U D U D U    U D U
1 & 2 & (3)& 4 & 1 & 2 & (3)& 4 &
C     G          Em    D

If you still have trouble with the strumming just listen to the song.

So now to the song.

Intro:

C G Em D 2 times

Verse 1:

C G Em DWell I started out
C G Em Ddown a dirty road
C G Em DStarted out
C D Em Dall alone
Verse 2:
C G Em DAnd the sun went down
C G Em D as I crossed the hill
C G Em DAnd the town lit up
C D Em Dthe world got still
Chorus 1:
C G Em DI'm learning to fly
C G Em Dbut I ain't got wings
C G Em DComing down
C G Em Dis the hardest thing
Verse 3:
C G Em DWell the good old days
C G Em Dmay not return
C G Em DAnd the rocks might melt
C G Em Dand the sea may burn
Chorus 1 Solo (just repeat the intro) Verse 4:
C G Em DWell some say life
C G Em Dwill beat you down
C G Em DBreak your heart
C D Em Dsteal your crown
Verse 5:
C G Em DSo I started out
C G Em Dfor God knows where
C G Em DI guess I'll know
C D Em Dwhen I get there
Chorus 2:
C G Em DI'm learning to fly
C G Em Daround the clouds
C G Em DWhat goes up
C G Em Dmust come down
Bridge (just repeat the intro) Last Chorus:
C G Em DI'm learning to fly
C G Em Dbut I ain't got wings
C G Em DComing down
C G Em Dis the hardest thing
C G Em DI'm learning to fly
C G Em Daround the clouds
C G Em DWhat goes up
C G Em Dmust come down
C G Em D C G Em DI'm learning to fly
C G Em D C G Em D I'm learning to fly
(end on G) And that should be that for Learning to Fly by Tom Petty. One of these days I'll figure out that solo, but for now it works as a great solo acoustic song. And once again, please rate. -I hope you enjoy; my little droogies.
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