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Jack and Diane 

Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
  Artist: John Mellencamp
 Audio: willc's Music Library
 Rated: ( 5 )  | 

Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time

Intro Riff:
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   A         E   A E   D
                        _   _ _ _     _ _   _ _ _ 
   | | | |   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |
e|-5-------|-4---5-4-|-2-----------|---------------|
B|-5-------|-5---5-5-|-3-----------|---------------|
G|-6-------|-4---6-4-|-2-----------|---------------|
D|-7-------|-6---7-6-|-4---0-0-0-0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-| (3 times)
A|-0-------|-0---0-0-|-0-----------|---------------|
E|---------|---------|-------------|---------------|


Verse Riff:
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   A     E         D   E *         A     E           D E A
    _     _ _       _       _ _     _       _ _       _       _ _ 
   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |
e|-5-7---4-4-4---|-2-2-4-5-4-x-x-|-5-7---4-4-4-x-x-|-2-4-5-5-5-x-x-|
B|-5-5---5-5-5---|-3-3-5-5-5-x-x-|-5-5---5-5-5-x-x-|-3-5-5-5-5-x-x-|
G|-6-6---4-4-4---|-2-2-4-4-4-x-x-|-6-6---4-4-4-x-x-|-2-4-6-6-6-x-x-|
D|---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
A|---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|

Verse:

[A       E]	    [D        E]
A little ditty bout Jack and Diane
[A	     E]	       	  [D      E       A ]
Two American kids grown up in the heartland
[A               E]      [D       E]
Jack, he's gonna be a football star
[A        E]               [D    E     A ]
Diane debutante, back seat of Jacky's car


Power Chord Riff:
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   A D A D E   E       D D E E E       A D A D E   E       D D A
    _   _ _     _ _     _       _ _     _   _ _     _ _     _ 
   | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|---------|
B|-2-3-2-3s5---5-x-x-|-3-3-5-5-5-x-x-|-2-3-2-3s5---5-x-x-|-3-3-2-x-|
G|-2-2-2-2s4---4-x-x-|-2-2-4-4-4-x-x-|-2-2-2-2s4---4-x-x-|-2-2-2-x-|
D|-2-4-2-4s6---6-x-x-|-4-4-6-6-6-x-x-|-2-4-2-4s6---6-x-x-|-4-4-2-x-|
A|-0-0-0-0---0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0---0-0-----|-----0-x-|
E|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|---------|

Verse:

[A          E]	       [D              E]
Suckin' on chili dog outside the Tasty Freeze
[A        E]                            [D       E          A ]
Diane sittin' on Jacky's lap, he got his hands between her knees
[A            E]	            [D              E]
Jacky says "Hey Diane, lets run off behind a shady tree"
[A            E]                 [D     E    A ]
Dribble off Bobby Brooks, let me do what I please, sayin'


Chorus Riff:
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   A     E *       D   E *         A     E     D   E
    _     _ _       _       _ _     _           _       _ _ 
   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
e|-5-7---4-5-4---|-2-2-4-5-4-x-x-|-5-7-4-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-4-x-x-|
B|-5-5---5-5-5---|-3-3-5-5-5-x-x-|-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-5-5-5-x-x-|
G|-6-6---4-4-4---|-2-2-4-4-4-x-x-|-6-6-4-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-4-x-x-|
D|---------------|---------------|-----------|---------------|
A|---------------|---------------|-----------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|-----------|---------------|

   A     E         D   E *         A   E       D E A
    _     _ _       _       _ _     _           _       _ _ 
   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
e|-5-7---4-4-4---|-2-2-4-5-4-x-x-|-5-7-4-4-4-|-2-4-5-5-5-x-x-|
B|-5-5---5-5-5---|-3-3-5-5-5-x-x-|-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-5-5-5-5-x-x-|
G|-6-6---4-4-4---|-2-2-4-4-4-x-x-|-6-6-4-4-4-|-2-4-6-6-6-x-x-|
D|---------------|---------------|-----------|---------------|
A|---------------|---------------|-----------|---------------|
E|---------------|---------------|-----------|---------------|


Chorus:

[A   E]   [D        E]
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
[A             E]       [D         E ]
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone, sayin'
[A   E]   [D        E]
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
[A             E]       [D      E  A ]	
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone


Intro Riff (2 times)


Verse:

[A             E]               [D              E]
Jack, he sits back, collects his thoughts for a moment
[A            E]               [D    E      A ]
Scratches his head and does his best James Dean
[A             E]               [D              E]
"Well there Diane, we gotta run off to the city"
[A            E]    [D     E     A ]
Diane says, "Baby we ain't nothing", but Jacky says 


Chorus:

[A  E]    [D        E]
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
[A             E]       [D      E  A ]
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone, sayin'
[A  E]     [D       E]
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
[A             E]       [D      E  A ]
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


Power Chord Riff


Chorus:

[A  E]    [D        E]
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
[A             E]       [D         A ]
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone, sayin'
[A  E]    [D        E]
Ooh yeah, Life goes on
[A             E]       [D      E  A ]	
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone


Verse:

[A       E]        [D         E]
A little ditty bout Jack and Diane
[A           E]            [D    E    A ]
Two American kids doin' the best they can


Intro Riff (fade out)
 
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