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“Refugee” by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

    Riff Rundown

    Difficulty: Easy

    “Refugee” was released in January 1980 as the second single from the Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers album Damn the Torpedoes.

    Main Riff

    The main riff consists of a rhythm guitar and lead guitar. The rhythm guitar riff is instantly recognizable to many.  The lead guitar is overall pretty easy, except for the 4th and last measure, which includes a quick bend and slide that may be hard to transition between.

    Guitar 1

    Guitar 2

    Riff Resources

    Complete Transcription To “Refugee” (PDF)

    Complete Transcription To “Refugee” (PowerTab)