Tom Petty’s Free Fallin Chords No Capo

If you are interested in learning the no capo version of Free Fallin by Tom Petty then you’re in the right place. We’re here to show you the correct chord progression along with the strumming pattern so that you can play the song without your capo from start to finish.

Free Fallin is Petty’s highest-charting single he has ever released and it’s a really easy song to pick up on the guitar. All you need to learn is three open chords and a simple strumming pattern to go along with it. Below we will give you the full guide on how to do so. If you get stuck at any point, refer to the tutorial video which we have included for you below.

Free Fallin Chords No Capo

You’ll only need to use three chords to play Free Fallin. These are D major, G major and Asus4. We have included the chord charts for you above so you can see where your fingers should be placed on the strings. These chords are part of both the Tom Petty original and John Mayer cover of the song so whichever version you want to play, you’ll be able to with these.

Free Fallin Strumming Pattern

The strumming pattern for this song is easily the most straightforward part of playing it. You only use down strums and the pattern goes D-D-DD-D. To get a clear idea of how it is played you should listen to the original song or use the video tutorial that we provided for you at the beginning of this guide.

Free Falling Chords & Lyrics

Now that you have learned what chords are involved in this song along with the strumming pattern you can put the two together to play the entire piece. You will need to set your guitar to standard tuning. Below are the lyrics for the song and above are the chords. Pay close attention to the placement of these chords as they are placed on top of the words where they need to be played as part of the song.

Intro

D G G D Asus4

D G G D Asus4

Verse 1

D G G D Asus4

She’s a good girl, loves her mama

D G G D Asus4

Loves Jesus and America too

D G G D Asus4

She’s a good girl, crazy bout Elvis

D G G D Asus4

Loves horses and her boyfriend too

D G G D Asus4

It’s a long day, livin’ in Reseda

D G G D Asus4

There’s a freeway, runnin’ through the yard

D G G D Asus4

And I’m a bad boy, cause I don’t even miss her

D G G D Asus4

I’m a bad boy for breakin’ her heart

Chorus

D [G G D Asus4] D [G G D Asus4]

And I’m free, free fallin

D [G G D Asus4] D [G G D Asus4]

Yeah I’m free, free fallin

Verse 2

D G G D Asus4

All the vampires, walkin’ through the valley

D G G D Asus4

Move west down Ventura Boulevard

D G G D Asus4

And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows

D G G D Asus4

And the good girls are home with broken hearts

Chorus

D [G G D Asus4] D [G G D Asus4]

And I’m free, free fallin

D [G G D Asus4] D [G G D Asus4]

Yeah I’m free, free fallin

Verse 3

D G G D Asus4

I wanna glide down over Mulholland

D G G D Asus4

I wanna write her name in the sky

D G G D Asus4

I’m gonna free fall out into nothin’

D G G D Asus4

Gonna leave this world for awhile

Chorus

D [G G D Asus4] D [G G D Asus4]

And I’m free, free fallin

D [G G D Asus4] D [G G D Asus4]

Yeah I’m free, free fallin

Conclusion

That’s it for Free Fallin by Tom Petty. If you wanna glide like this bad boy and play with all the vampires then we’ve given you everything you need in the guide above. Happy playing and make sure to check out the other no capo guides here on our website.

FAQs

What key is Free Fallin in?

Free Fallin by Tom Petty is in the key of F major. This means it includes the notes of F, G, A, Bb, C, D and E and the key signature only contains one flat. It should be simple enough for beginners, and you can find more easy first songs on guitar here on our website.

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