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From: Winston Campbell 
Subject: HOUSE IN THE WOODS by Mr. Tom Petty

House In The Woods
by Tom Petty

This is the complete and official transcription of this song by Tom Petty
done by me. It is the thirteenth song off of —Wildflowers—. This was
probably one of the first songs I grew to love on the album. It took me a
while to figure out this song but after figuring it out, it is interesting
to look at the chord changes which speaks of Tom Petty and his simple yet
grandiose songwriting approach. I have done the bass tab for it because
the bass line walks during the second half of the verse. The basic bassline
(with the chords on top) is:


F C Eb Bb Dm Am C G

G ————————————|————————————|————————————|————————————|————————————|
D —3——————————|—1——————————|—0——————————|————————————|————————————|
A ———————3————|———————1————|———————0————|—3——————————|————————————|
E ————————————|————————————|————————————|———————3————|—3—————3————|


F C Eb Bb Dm Am C G

G ————————————|———0—2——————|———0—3——————|————————————|————————————|
D ————————————|—3———————0—2|—1———————0—3|—0—2—3——————|———2—0——————|
A ————————————|———————3————|———————1————|———————0—2—3|—3——————————|
E —3—————3————|————————————|————————————|————————————|———————3————|

G ————————————|————————————|
D ————————————|————————————|
A ————————————|————————————|
E —3—————3————|—3—————3————|

The single guitar note that is played is just this:

E —1—————0————|————————————|————————————|————————————|
B ————————————|—4—————3————|—3——————————|—1——————————|
G ————————————|————————————|———————2————|———————0————| (all notes are
D ————————————|————————————|————————————|————————————| vibrato, of course)
A ————————————|————————————|————————————|————————————|
E ————————————|————————————|————————————|————————————|

Those are the single guitar and basslines for the verse. The song begins
with bassline number 1 and plays it two times. Then when Petty starts
singing, bassline number 1 is played once then bassline number 2 is
played. Then the chorus follows which is:

C G C G C G Em A C G

G ————————————|————————————|————————————|————————————|————————————|
D ————————————|————————————|————————————|————————————|————————————|
A —3———2—————2|—3———2—————2|—3———2——————|———————0—2—4|—3———2—————2|
E ———————3————|———————3————|———————3———2|—0—2—3——————|———————3————|

C G C G Em A D

G ————————————|————————————|————————————|————————————|
D ————————————|————————————|————————————|—0——————————|
A —3———2—————2|—3———2——————|———————0—2—4|————————————|
E ——————3—————|———————3———2|—0—2—3——————|————————————|

After that part, the song goes back to another verse and another chorus.
After the second chorus, the guitar and bass plays the riff on the
A and D strings like (I will call this Riff X):

E ————————————————————————————|
B ————————————————————————————|
G ————————————————————————————| (As you may notice, I have no measure lines
D —0————————————————————————2—| so just play it like how you hear it)
A —————0—2—3———0—2—3——0—2—3———|
E ————————————————————————————|

Play this part repeatedly (I think four times then the song goes into a
slight verse instrumental and back to the chorus and then back into the
verse. These are basically the tabs for the song.

(I think the song goes back to Riff X then continues on ad infinitum
into the ever famous verse chords)

The chords, if you are wondering, for this song are:

F 1 3 3 2 1 1
C x 3 2 0 1 0
Eb x 6 8 8 8 x
Bb x 1 3 3 3 x
Dm x x 0 2 3 1
Am x 0 2 2 1 0
G 3 2 0 0 3 3
Em 0 2 2 0 0 0
A x 0 2 2 2 0
D x x 0 2 3 2

(Comments and email will be greatly appreciated. Until the next time.

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