By Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Mike Campbell
Intro and Chorus Pattern (Strumming): A E A e------||----------------------------------|| B- | -||--- | - | --- | --- | ------- | --||"||o||" are not same as "0"= G- | -||o-- | - | --- | --- | ------- | -o|| ||o|| indicate repeat sign D- | -||o-- | - | --- | --- | ------- | -o|| A- / (tie) / - / --- / --- / --- 0 - / (tie) E- ---||------------------------ 0 -------|| D u D D D D Verse Pattern (Strumming): A D A E | | | | | | | | "u" -- up strum | | | | rest | | | | "d" -- down strum / / / / / / / / u D u D u D u D Intro: Intro Pattern (8X) Verse: (using verse pattern) A,A/D,D A,A/E,E You got me in a corner A,A/D,D A,A/E,E You got me against the wall A,A/D,D A,A/E,E I got no where to go A,A/D,D A,A/E,E I got no where to fall A,A/D,D A,A/E,E Take back your insurance A,A/D,D A,A/E,E Baby nothin' is guaranteed A,A/D,D A,A/E,E A,A/D,D(let ring) Take back your acid rain Baby A Let your TV bleed Chorus: (using chorus pattern) A,E,E,E (4X) D,A,A,A (2X) You're jammin' me You're jammin' me A,E,E,E (2X) Quit jammin' me B (normal strumming) Baby you can keep me painted in a corner A (normal strumming) A,E,E,E You can look away but it's not over Verse 2: Take back your angry slander Take back your pension plan Take back your ups and downs of Your life in raisin-land Take back Vanessa Redgrave Take back Joe Piscopo Take back Eddie Murphy Give 'em all some place to go Chorus Release: Bm G Take back your Iranian torture A F#m And the apple in young Steve's eye Bm G Yeah take back your losing streak D A,E,E,E(8X) Check your front wheel drive Verse 3: Take back Pasadena Take back El Salvador Take back that country club They're tryin' to build outside my door Chorus
"Jammin' Me" is the first single from Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), an 1987 album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It is co-written by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Mike Campbell. The heartland rock tune has been included in Petty's 'best of' albums Playback and Anthology: Through the Years.
Peak Chart Positions
5/9/87 - #1 Mainstream Rock Tracks
6/20/87 - #18 Hot 100
#11 Top Album Tracks of 1987