“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)