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Pink Houses - John Mellencamp
Artist: John Mellencamp 
Audio file from willc
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Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time

Intro and Riff:
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   G       G   C G    F C G G   F C G G
    _   _       _
   | | | | |   | |
e|-------3-3---3-3-|
B|-------3-3---3-3-|
G|-------0-0---0-0-| 2 times 
D|-----0-0-0---2-0-|
A|-------2-2---3-2-|
E|-0h3---3-3-----3-|


Verse:
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G                          '        
There's a black man with a black cat
G                         '
living in a black neighborhood.
     G                         '
He's got an interstate running through his
 
front yard
            F           C         '       '
You know he thinks he's got it so good
G                          ' 
And there's a woman in the kitchen
G                         '
cleaning up the evening's slop,
         F
And he looks at her and says, "Hey darlin'
C                             G             '
I can remember when you could stop a clock."


Chorus:
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                  C                   G
Oh but ain't that America for you and me.
           C                          G
Ain't that America.  We're something to see baby.
          C                   D
Aint that America. Home of the free,  yeah,
D                       C        '
Little pink houses for you and me, for you and me

Play Riff


Verse:
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Well there's a young man in a tee-shirt
listening to a rockin' roll station.
He's got greasy hair and a greasy smile 
he says,
"Lord this must be my destination."
Cause they told me when I was younger,
"Boy you're gonna be president."
But just like everything else those old 
crazy dreams
just kinda came and went.

Chorus

Play Riff

Verse:
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Well there's people and more people
what do they know, Know, know.
Go to work in some high rise and
vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico.
And there's winners and there's losers,
But they aint no big deal,
Because the simple man baby pays for the 
thrills, the bills, the pills that kill.

PLay Chorus

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