Inserita nell’album Led Zeppelin II (1969), Heartbreaker fu composta in occasione del secondo tour americano della band, creditata a tutti i quattro membri, ed incisa agli A&R Studios di New York.
Può essere considerata una pietra miliare della tecnica chitarristica in quanto contenente, oltre al celeberrimo riff che si ripete lungo tutta la canzone, anche l’assolo di Jimmy Page senza l’accompagnamento degli altri strumenti: quest’ultimo, venne totalmente improvvisato al momento della registrazione.
E’ divenuta una delle più richieste dal pubblico alle performance live della band e, di conseguenza, la più eseguita assieme a Communication Breakdown (entrambe sempre eseguite): i primi anni faceva da apertura dei concerti seguendo immediatamente Immigrant Song; più tardi fu invece spesso utilizzata come bis.
Il magazine Rolling Stone l’ha inclusa nella classifica delle 500 migliori canzoni di tutti i tempi.

Testo con gli accordi della parte cantata e la tablatura per chitarra, comprendente l’assolo.

Heartbreaker Guitar Tab Chords Tablatura per Chitarra Testo Spartito

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
x = percussive note with no pitch; muted note
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
b = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
r = release bend to indicated string/fret
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
* = bend string behind nut

A5 : [x022xx]
D  : [x5777x]
A  : [x7765x]
E  : [x7999x]

[Riff 1]
e:-------|-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
B:-------|-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
G:-------|-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
D:-------|-----------0--1-2------|---------------0--1-2--------------|
A:-------|---0--3~---------------|---0-0-0-0-3~----------------------|
E:--3b---|------------------3b---|-----------------------3b----------|

[Riff 2]
e:--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G:--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D:--------2--3-4------|-------------2--3-4---------------------------|
A:--2--5--------------|--2-2-2-2-5-----------------------------------|
E:----------------5b--|---------------------5b-----------------------|

[Riff 3]
e:------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G:------------------------|------------------------------------------|
D:------------3--4-5------|---------------3--4-5---------------------|
A:--3~---6~---------------|---3-3-3-3-6~-----------------------------|
E:--------------------6b--|-----------------------6b-----------------|

[Riff 4]
e:-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B:-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G:-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D:-----------5--6-7------|---------------5--6-7----------------------|
A:--5~---8~--------------|---5-5-5-5-8~------------------------------|
E:------------------8b---|----------------------8b-------------------|

[Riff 5]
e:---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G:---------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D:------------7--8-9---------|-------------------7--8-9--------------|
A:--7~--10~------------------|----7-7-7-7--10~-----------------------|
E:--------------------10b----|---------------------------10b---------|

[Fill 1]
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:------7---7---7---7-7-7--9-9-9-------------------------------------|
D:--7s9---9---9---9--------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Progression:

[Riff 1] x2
[Riff 2] x1
[Riff 1] x1

 A5				     D		    A
Hey fellas have you heard the news, you know that Annie's back in town.
					D	  A
It won't take long until someone can see all the fellas lay their money down.
					D	A
Her style is new but the face's the same as it was so long ago.
				      D        A
But from her eyes a different smile like that of one who knows.

	D  A  D  A  D  A

[Riff 1] x2
[Riff 2] x1
[Riff 1] x1

       A5			       D	  A
Well it's been ten years and maybe more since I first set eyes on you.
				  D	   A
The best years of my life gone by, here I am alone and blue.
				D	A
Some people cry and some people die by the wicked ways of love.
				     D	       A
But I'll just keep on rollin' along with the grace of the Lord above.

	D  A  D  A  D  A

With [Riff 3] x2:

People talkin' all around 'bout the way you left me flat.
I don't care what the people say, I know where their jive is at.

With [Riff 4] x1:

One thing I do have on my mind, if you could clarify please do.

With [Riff 5] x1:

It's the way you call me another guy's name when I try to make love to you.

[Fill 1] x2

Wallop an E chord, then break into the solo:

e:--------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
B:--------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
G:--2~~~h5p2p0--------|--2~~~h5p2p0--------|-------------------------|
D:--------------2p0---|-------------2p0----|-------------------------|
A:------------------3-|-----------------3--|-------------------------|
E:--------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-2~~h5p2p0h5p2p0h5p2p0h5p2p0h5p2p0h5p2p0-h5b8r7p2p0-h5b8r7p2p0-----|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
					     *		*

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-h5b8r7p2p0-h5b8r7p2p0-h5b8r7p2p0-h5b8r7p2p0---5b9r5b9r5b9r5b9r5---|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
     *		*	   *	      * 	  *   *   *   *

e:----------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
B:----------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
G:----5-7b9-7b9---|-----5--7b9-7b9r7-5----|----5-7b9r7b9r7b9r7b9~----|
D:--7-------------|--7-----------------7--|--7-----------------------|
A:----------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
E:----------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------------5-5--8p5-5---5-5--8p5----|
G:-7b9r7-5-----7b9r7-5-----7b9r7-5----5-7b-------------7----------7b9|
D:---------7-----------7-----------7---------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------8p5-7---------8p5-7-----5h8p5-|
B:--5-8p5--5-5-5-5-8p5-------5--8p5-5--------5h7--5--------5h7-------|
G:---------------------7--7b-----------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:------8p5-7p5--5------5---8--11--11p8---10p8-8---------------------|
B:-7-5-------------/10----------------------------8h10---------------|
G:-----------------------------------------------------8-9-8-8-9--6-7|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:--7---4-5-4--------------4-5p4-------------------------------------|
D:------------6-5------4-5--------7----7-7--4h5p4---4h5p4------------|
A:----------------0-7---------------0-------------7-------7-0-0-4-3--|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-----------|------------------------5------------------------------|
B:-----------|---------------------5-----8p5-------------------------|
G:-----------|-------------2--4s6--------------7b9--8p7-5--7p5-------|
D:-----------|---------2-4-------------------------------------7p5---|
A:--5-3-4----|-0--2-4----------------------------------------------7-|
E:--------3~-|-------------------------------------------------------|

e:----------------------------------5--------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------5---8p5-8p5------------------------|
G:---------5--7--5h7p5---5-7--7b9-------------7-8-8b---5-5h7--5----5-|
D:--5h6h7--------------7----------------------------------------7----|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------5--5-------------------------------------------------|
B:------------5-------8~~-----------9-------7-------5-----4-----3~~\-|
G:--5--5h6--6--------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------0---9------7-------6------5-----4~~~~~\-|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat this 8 times:

    A7	 A13sus4  A7	  A6
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---2------3------5-------7-----5------3----------------------------|
G:---0------0------0-------0-----0------0----------------------------|
D:---2------4------5-------7-----5------4----------------------------|
A:---0------0---------------------------0----------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

After the above riff repeats 4 times, these riffs enter in tandem:

	e:--3~~--------------------5~~------------------|
	B:--1~~--------------------3~~------------------|
     -- G:--0~~--------------------0~~------------------| --
     |	D:--2~~--------------------4~~------------------|  |
     |	A:--0~~--------------------0~~------------------|  |
     |	E:----------------------------------------------|  |
     |							   |
     |	e:----------------------|-----------------------|  |
     |	B:----------------------|-----------------------|  |
     |	G:----------------------|-----------------------|  |
     -- D:------------5-5--4--2-|------------5-5--4--2--| --
	A:--0~---3-4------------|--0~---3-4-------------|
	E:----------------------|-----------------------|

Next solo break:
(the two-bar lower riff shown above repeats 4 times under solo)

e:------------------------------------5----------8-9--10p9-10p8-10b12|
B:------------------------------5--7-----/10~~-----------------------|
G:------------2-------2-2--5-6---------------------------------------|
D:------------2---4--------------------------------------------------|
A:-------3s4---------------------------------------------------------|
E:--4s5--------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-10b12-10b12r10---8-9-10-8-9---------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------10--10b12-10b11-10b11-10b11-10b11-10-|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-----------------12--12b14~---12b14--12b13--12b14-12b13--12b15~----|
B:----8---------10---------------------------------------------------|
G:-----------11------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--12b14--12b13r12p10-----10----------------------------------------|
B:---------------------13-----13---10h13p10----10-13-10h13p10-----10-|
G:------------------------------------------12----------------12-----|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-13-10h13p10-----10-13-10h13p10-----10-13--10-12-10-10h12p10----10-|
G:-------------12-----------------12---------------------------11----|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--13p10-12p10-----10h13p10--10h12p10-----10h13p10-12-10-10-13b15---|
G:--------------11---------------------11----------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--13b17~----10----13p10-----10--13b17~~~--13b17~~--13b17--10-----13|
G:---------------13-------13-----------------------------------12----|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------------------|
B:--10------------5--5------|
G:----------7b9-------------|
D:--------------------------|
A:--------------------------|
E:--------------------------|

At this point another guitar enters banging out these chords:
     A	 G   A	 C   A	G
e:---------------------------|
B:---5---3---5~--8---5--3----|
G:---6---4---6~--9---6--4----|
D:---7---5---7~--10--7--5----|
A:---7---5---7~--10--7--5----|
E:---------------------------|

e:---------------------------------------------------5---------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------5---/10~~-10b13---|
G:--------------------------------------2---4--5s6-------------------|
D:----7-------------------------------2---4--------------------------|
A:-------3--0-0----------------3s4-----------------------------------|
E:----------------3--3--5--5-----------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--10b11-10b13-10b11-10b14-10b14~~~~~---10b13r10--------8--8--8--8--|
G:---------------------------------------------------/7--9--9--9--9--|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

				    (second guitar plays a high A chord)
e:---------------------------------------14p12-----14p12-----14p12---|
B:--8---8---8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8----------13--------13--------13|
G:--9---9---9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9--------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--14p12------14--12---12--12---------15----15----15~---15~---15~---|
B:--------13------------12--13-----/17----17----17----17----17----17\|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

D   A
  Work so hard I can't unwind, get some money saved.
D   A
  Abuse my love a thousand times, however hard I try.
D   A
  Heartbreaker your time has come, can't take your evil ways.
D   A
   Go away heartbreaker!

	D  A  D  A  D  A

	D  A  D  A  D  A

[Riff 1] x1 /w lyrics:

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