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John Cougar Mellencamp guitar chords for Jack and diane

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tabbed by:Lokki - The Smokin Gum
www.facebook.com/thesmokingum
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 B11 chord diagramB11B11 and
Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 are hammered on, then slide into the C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 from the Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 ;)..
listen the song and you'll get it!

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


CHORDS USED:
    OPEN        MODAL      BARRE
   A chord diagramAA  E chord diagramEE  D chord diagramDD      A chord diagramAA  E chord diagramEE  D chord diagramDD    B11 chord diagramB11B11  Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7  C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7  C#m chord diagramC#mC#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 diagramAA   E chord diagramEE   A chord diagramAA E chord diagramEE   D chord diagramDD  D chord diagramDD D chord diagramDD   (x3)

1st Verse: (use modal chords)
A chord diagramAA        E chord diagramEE          D chord diagramDD         E chord diagramEE
A chord diagramAA little ditty bout Jack and Diane
A chord diagramAA            E chord diagramEE             D chord diagramDD      E chord diagramEE        A chord diagramAA
Two American kids grown up in the heartland
A chord diagramAA                E chord diagramEE        D chord diagramDD       E chord diagramEE
Jack, he's gonna be a football star
A chord diagramAA         E chord diagramEE                 D chord diagramDD    E chord diagramEE     A chord diagramAA
Diane debutante, back seat of Jacky's car

Interlude: (use barre chords)
B11 chord diagramB11B11 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 B11 chord diagramB11B11 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 // C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 // C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 C#m chord diagramC#mC#m C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7

B11 chord diagramB11B11 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 B11 chord diagramB11B11 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 // C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramAA


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


Chorus: (use open chords)
A chord diagramAA   E chord diagramEE      D chord diagramDD        E chord diagramEE
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
A chord diagramAA              E chord diagramEE         D chord diagramDD      E chord diagramEE
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone, sayin'
A chord diagramAA   E chord diagramEE      D chord diagramDD        E chord diagramEE
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
A chord diagramAA              E chord diagramEE         D chord diagramDD      E chord diagramEE  A chord diagramAA
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone


Intro Progression (use open chords): A chord diagramAA   E chord diagramEE   A chord diagramAA E chord diagramEE   D chord diagramDD  D chord diagramDD D chord diagramDD   (x2)


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


Chorus: (use open chords)
A chord diagramAA   E chord diagramEE      D chord diagramDD        E chord diagramEE
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
A chord diagramAA              E chord diagramEE         D chord diagramDD      E chord diagramEE
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone, sayin'
A chord diagramAA   E chord diagramEE                D chord diagramDD        E chord diagramEE
Ooh yeah, they say Life goes on
A chord diagramAA              E chord diagramEE         D chord diagramDD      E chord diagramEE  A chord diagramAA
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)
B11 chord diagramB11B11 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 B11 chord diagramB11B11 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 // C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 // C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 C#m chord diagramC#mC#m C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7

B11 chord diagramB11B11 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 B11 chord diagramB11B11 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 // C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 Bm7 chord diagramBm7Bm7 A chord diagramAA


Chorus: (use MODAL chords as it is a soft part)
A chord diagramAA   E chord diagramEE      D chord diagramDD        E chord diagramEE
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
A chord diagramAA              E chord diagramEE         D chord diagramDD      E chord diagramEE
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone, sayin'
A chord diagramAA   E chord diagramEE      D chord diagramDD        E chord diagramEE
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
A chord diagramAA              E chord diagramEE         D chord diagramDD      E chord diagramEE  A chord diagramAA
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone

A chord diagramAA        E chord diagramEE          D chord diagramDD         E chord diagramEE
A chord diagramAA little ditty bout Jack and Diane
A chord diagramAA            E chord diagramEE              D chord diagramDD    E chord diagramEE    A chord diagramAA
Two American kids doin' the best they can


Outro(use open chords): A chord diagramAA   E chord diagramEE   A chord diagramAA E chord diagramEE   D chord diagramDD  D chord diagramDD D chord diagramDD   (repeat till fade)

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