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John Cougar Mellencamp guitar chords for Jack and diane

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tabbed by:Lokki - The Smokin Gum
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Tuning: Standard

Hey guys, first of all props to betasunlight for the original chord chart.
I am submitting this with a couple of corrections and chords all the way
through the song for app scrolling etc. This is how my band plays it, sounds pretty
good on the one guitar. Any suggestion or comments please let me know and I
will check and change if necessary
Enjoy!

NOTES: Ok, we use a combination of open and modal chords for this song. The "heavy"
or more rocky bits are open chords, and the lighter verse bits are modal chords. There is
an interlude bit I have also included that uses barre chords - The parts between A chord diagramB11B11 and
A chord diagramBm7Bm7 are hammered on, then slide into the A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 from the A chord diagramBm7Bm7 ;)..
listen the song and you'll get it!

Also in the Intro, try strumming the open A chord diagramD MajorD string only to get the same effect as the
record at the end of the intro progression. However at the outro, strum the full A chord diagramD MajorD chord
as this part on the record sounds fuller.


CHORDS USED:
    OPEN        MODAL      BARRE
   A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramB11B11  A chord diagramBm7Bm7  A chord diagramC#m7C#m7  A chord diagramC# minorC#m
e|-0--0--2------------------2----2----4----4---|
B|-2--0--3------5--5--3-----2----3----5----5---|
G|-2--1--2------6--4--2-----2----2----4----6---|
D|-2--2--0------7--6--4-----2----4----6----6---|
A|-0--2---------------------2----2----4----4---|
E|----0----------------------------------------|


Intro (use open chords): A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD   (x3)

1st Verse: (use modal chords)
A chord diagramA majorA        A chord diagramE MajorE          A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA majorA little ditty bout Jack and Diane
A chord diagramA majorA            A chord diagramE MajorE             A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE MajorE        A chord diagramA majorA
Two American kids grown up in the heartland
A chord diagramA majorA                A chord diagramE MajorE        A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramE MajorE
Jack, he's gonna be a football star
A chord diagramA majorA         A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramA majorA
Diane debutante, back seat of Jacky's car

Interlude: (use barre chords)
A chord diagramB11B11 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramB11B11 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 // A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 // A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramC# minorC#m A chord diagramC#m7C#m7

A chord diagramB11B11 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramB11B11 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 // A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramA majorA


2nd Verse: (use modal chords)
A chord diagramA majorA           A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramE MajorE
Suckin' on chili dog outside the Tasty Freeze
A chord diagramA majorA         A chord diagramE MajorE                              A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramE MajorE          A chord diagramA majorA
Diane sittin' on Jacky's lap, he got his hands between her knees
A chord diagramA majorA             A chord diagramE MajorE                      A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramE MajorE
Jacky says "Hey Diane, lets run off behind a shady tree"
A chord diagramA majorA             A chord diagramE MajorE                   A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramA majorA
Dribble off Bobby Brooks, let me do what I please, sayin'


Chorus: (use open chords)
A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE MajorE
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
A chord diagramA majorA              A chord diagramE MajorE         A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE MajorE
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone, sayin'
A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE MajorE
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
A chord diagramA majorA              A chord diagramE MajorE         A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramA majorA
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone


Intro Progression (use open chords): A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD   (x2)


3rd Verse: (use modal chords)
A chord diagramA majorA              A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramE MajorE
Jack, he sits back, collects his thoughts for a moment
A chord diagramA majorA             A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramA majorA
Scratches his head and does his best James Dean
A chord diagramA majorA              A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramE MajorE
"Well there Diane, we gotta run off to the city"
A chord diagramA majorA             A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramA majorA
Diane says, "Baby we ain't nothing", but Jacky says


Chorus: (use open chords)
A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE MajorE
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
A chord diagramA majorA              A chord diagramE MajorE         A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE MajorE
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone, sayin'
A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramE MajorE                A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE MajorE
Ooh yeah, they say Life goes on
A chord diagramA majorA              A chord diagramE MajorE         A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramA majorA
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone

***Drum Solo***

Oh, let it rock, let it roll.
Let the Bible belt come and save my soul
Holdin' on to sixteen as long as you can
Change is comin' 'round real soon, make us women and men


Interlude: (use barre chords)
A chord diagramB11B11 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramB11B11 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 // A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 // A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramC# minorC#m A chord diagramC#m7C#m7

A chord diagramB11B11 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramB11B11 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 // A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramA majorA


Chorus: (use MODAL chords as it is a soft part)
A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE MajorE
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
A chord diagramA majorA              A chord diagramE MajorE         A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE MajorE
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone, sayin'
A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE MajorE
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
A chord diagramA majorA              A chord diagramE MajorE         A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramA majorA
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone

A chord diagramA majorA        A chord diagramE MajorE          A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA majorA little ditty bout Jack and Diane
A chord diagramA majorA            A chord diagramE MajorE              A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramA majorA
Two American kids doin' the best they can


Outro(use open chords): A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramE MajorE   A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD   (repeat till fade)

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