Won't Back Down Chord Chart by Tom Petty

Welcome to my Won't Back Down chord chart by Tom Petty. Love his stuff. This has been re-arranged for beginner guitar players. You will be able to play along with the recording but you will need a capo at the 4th fret so it will sound the same.

The chords we will be using are C, G, Am and F. The simple version of "F" can be seen below. This chord is called and Fmajor7 chord but it will work well enough and is easy to get in and out of since it looks a lot like our C chord. Some chords are full measures and some are half measures meaning two beats each chord for example |Am  G|. Both Am and G are played for 2 beats.

 
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Strumming:   
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +           
DD DD DD DD          

Won't Back Down Chord Chart
by Tom Petty

Intro: |Am G| C   |Am G| C

Verse:
           |Am    G|     C              | Am    G|      C
Well I won't back down, no I won't back down
                | Am       G|             F
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
         | Am   G |     C
But I won't back down

              | Am   G |     C                 |Am   G |    C
Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around
              | Am        G  |                F
And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down
           | Am   G|    C                | Am    G|    C    
Gonna stand my ground and I won't back down


Chorus:
|F C|  G        |F                   C |          G                    
Hey    baby, there ain't no easy way out
|F C| G    | Am  G|     C              | Am     G|      C
hey I will stand my ground and I won't back down

 
Verse:

            | Am    G|    C              | Am  G|    C
Well I know what's right I got just one life
       | Am            G |           F
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
              | Am G|    C               | Am    G|    C
But I'll stand my ground and I won't back down


Chorus:

|F C|  G        |F                   C |          G                    
Hey    baby, there ain't no easy way out
|F C| G    | Am  G|     C              | Am     G|      C
hey I will stand my ground and I won't back down

Solo:
| Am    G|    C    | Am  G|     C
| Am   G |    F
| Am G|    C    | Am    G|    C


Chorus:
|F C|  G        |F                   C |          G                 
Hey    baby, there ain't no easy way out
|F C| G    | Am  G|     C              | Am     G|      C
Hey I will stand my ground and I won't back down


Chorus:
|F C|  G        |F                   C |          G                    
Hey    baby, there ain't no easy way out
|F C| G    | Am  G|     C              | Am     G|      C
hey I will stand my ground and I won't back down
|Am     G|      C (hold)
No I won’t back down.


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.

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