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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Lyrics

[Chorus:]
I'm the nightwatchman
I make the rounds
I'm the nightwatchman
I gotta keep my nose to the ground

Honey this ain't no job for a man like me
I got potential, I could be just what you need
You got to think about the pros and cons
You could be right, you could be wrong

[Chorus:]
I'm the nightwatchman
I am security
I'm the nightwatchman
How safe do you wanna be?

I sit around at night and listen to the radio
If I get real bored I might have a little smoke
Yeah I got a permit to wear this .38
But listen my life's worth more than the minimum wage

[Chorus]

 


Songwriters

Tom Petty and Mike Campbell

Chords

This song has such a cool riff. Hope this tab helps! :)

p: pull-off
h: hammer-on
\: slide down



INTRO

(main lick)
e-----3-----------------------3-------------0-|
B----4-------2---------------4------2---------|
G---0-------2---------------0------2-----0h1--|
D-----------------0-----2---------------------|
A---------0----------------------0------------|
E---------------0---3p0----------------0------|


(background riff) **this crops up every once and a while during the "I'm the nightwatchman" parts
e---------12\10--10\9--9\7-7--|
B---7h8h9---------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|
A-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|



CHORUS

I'm the nightwatchman


I make the rounds


I'm the nightwatchman


I gotta keep my nose to the ground




VERSE 1
(play a variation between B and E the whole verse)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/t/tom-petty/284037.html ]
**there's a slide guitar playing in the background, but I can't make it out over the main guitar


Honey this ain't no job for a man like me


I got potential, I could be just what you need


You got to think about the pros and cons


You could be right, you could be wrong



CHORUS
(repeat both licks)


I'm the nightwatchman


I am security


I'm the nightwatchman


How safe do you wanna be?


VERSE 2
(repeat same chords as before)


I sit around at night and listen to the radio


If I get real bored I might have a little smoke


Yeah I got a permit to wear this .38


But listen my life's worth more than the minimum wage



A, G, A, E

Begin main lick again


CHORUS


I'm the nightwatchman


I make the rounds


I'm the nightwatchman


I gotta keep my nose to the ground



(E the whole way through till the end)
I'm the nightwatchman


I am security


I'm the nightwatchman


How safe do you wanna be?



I'm the nightwatchman (repeat 2x)

How safe do you wanna be?

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