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Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around by Stevie Knicks with Tom Petty – Ukulele Chords

by Per Kjeller
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around Ukulele Chords - Stevie Knicks with Tom Petty

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around Ukulele Chords – Stevie Knicks with Tom Petty. The chords used in this song are Emin, G, A, and G/B. Change the key of the song for FREE, as needed.

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around Ukulele Chords

VERSE 1:

Baby Eminyou’ll come knocking on Gmy front AdoorEminSame old line you used to Guse beAforeEminI said hell well, Gwhat am I supposed to AdoEminI didn’t know what I was Ggetting inAto
CHORUS 1:
CSay you’ve had a little Dtrouble in townCSay you’re keeping some Ddemons downCStop draggin’ myDStop draggin’ my CStop G/Bdraggin’ Cmy heart around, yeah Emin            G      A   
VERSE 2:
EminIt’s hard to think about Gwhat you AwantedEminIt’s hard to think about Gwhat you AlostEminThis doesn’t have to be the Gbig get AevenEminThis doesn’t have to be Ganything at Aall
PRE 1:
EminI know you really want to Gtell me goodAbyeEminI know you really want to Gbe your own Agirl
CHORUS 2:
 CBaby you could never Dlook me in the eyeCYeah you buckle with the Dweight of the wordsCStop draggin’ myDStop draggin’ myCStop G/Bdraggin’ Cmy heart around, yeah Emin            G      A   
VERSE 3:
EminPeople running ’round Gloose in the AworldEminAin’t got nothing Gbetter to AdoEminMake a meal of some Gbright-eyed AkidEminYou need someone to look Gafter Ayou
PRE 2:
EminI know you really want to Gtell me goodAbyeEminI know you really want to Gbe your own Agirl
CHORUS 2:
 CBaby you could never Clook me in the eyeCYeah you buckle with the Dweight of the wordsCStop draggin’ myDStop draggin’ myCStop G/Bdraggin’ Cmy heart around, yeah   Emin              G        A   
EminS
top draggin’ my Gheart aAround
EminStop draggin’ my Gheart aAround (hey, hey, hey).
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Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – History

“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” is a unique and powerful collaboration between Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, released in 1981 as the lead single from Nicks’ debut solo album, “Bella Donna.” This song marks a significant moment in rock history, bringing together two of the most distinctive voices and songwriting talents of the era. Featuring Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as the backing band, the track showcases a perfect blend of Nicks’ mystical, velvety vocals with Petty’s raw, rock-infused style, creating a captivating duet that resonates with listeners even decades after its release.

The song’s inception is an interesting story. Initially written by Petty and Mike Campbell (the Heartbreakers’ lead guitarist) for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, it was presented to Nicks by producer Jimmy Iovine, who was working on both Nicks’ solo album and the Heartbreakers’ “Hard Promises” album at the time. Nicks’ powerful interpretation of the song, complemented by Petty’s distinctive voice, turned “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” into an instant classic, a gritty yet melodious representation of romantic turmoil and resilience.

Musically, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” is often categorized as rock, specifically within the sub-genre of heartland rock due to its straightforward rock instrumentation, catchy melodies, and lyrical storytelling that captures the emotional landscape of American life. The song’s success laid the groundwork for Nicks’ illustrious solo career and further solidified Petty’s status as a rock icon.

The chemistry between Nicks and Petty, both vocally and artistically, is palpable throughout the track, making it a standout duet of the 1980s. Its enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless appeal, capturing the hearts of audiences with its compelling narrative and unforgettable melody. “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” remains a beloved piece in the discographies of both artists, celebrating the magic that happens when two rock legends come together to create something truly special.

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