John Cougar Mellencamp - Pink Houses Chords & Tabs

 

Pink Houses Chords & Tabs

John Cougar Mellencamp Chords & Tabs

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Pink Houses Tab

   
PINK HOUSES

by John Mellencamp
Album: Uh-Huh
(c) 1983

 [Retune GTR 2: DGDGBD]

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INTRO:
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 GTR 1: (ACOUSTIC)
           G                                                c    G
E----------3-3-3-3-----0-----3-3-3-3------------3-3-3-3-----0----3----3-3---|
B----------0-0-0-0-----1--0--0-0-0-0---------0--0-0-0-0-----1--0-0----0-0---|
G--------0-0-0-0-0--0--2--0--0-0-0-0---------0--0-0-0-0-----0--0-0----0-0---|
D----------0-0-0-0-----3--0--0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0--0--2--0-0----0-0---|
A----------2-2-2-2-----0-----2-2-2-2------------2-2-2-2-----3----2----------|
E-3--5/7---3-3-3-3-----------3-3-3-3--3--5/7----3-3-3-3--3-------3--------3-|

 GTR 2: (CLEAN ELECTRIC)

D----------------------0--0---------------------------------0----0----------|
B----------------------1--0---------------------------------1----0----------|
G----------------------0--0---------------------------------0----0----------|
D----------------------2--0---------------------------------2----0----------|
G----------------------0--0---------------------------------0----0----------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 GTR 1:

E----------3-3-3-3-----0-----3-3-3-3------------3-3-3-3-----0----3----3-3---|
B----------0-0-0-0-----1--0--0-0-0-0---------0--0-0-0-0-----1--0-0----0-0---|
G--------0-0-0-0-0--0--2--0--0-0-0-0---------0--0-0-0-0-----0--0-0----0-0---|
D----------0-0-0-0-----3--0--0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0--0--2--0-0----0-0---|
A----------2-2-2-2-----0-----2-2-2-2------------2-2-2-2-----3----2----------|
E-3--5/7---3-3-3-3-----------3-3-3-3--3--5/7----3-3-3-3--3-------3--------3-|

 GTR 2:

D----------------------0--0---------------------------0-----0----0----------|
B------------0---------1--0---------------------------0-----1--0-0----------|
G----------0-0---------0--0---------------------------0-----0--0-0----------|
D--------0-0-0---------2--0--------0--0------0---0--0-0-----2--0-0----------|
G----2/4-0-------------0--0--------0--0--2/3-0---0--0-0-----0--0-0----------|
D----------------------*--*-------------------------------------------------|


--------               *=reverse stroke
VERSE 1:
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G
There's a black man with a black cat living in a black neighborhood.

He's got an interstate running through his front yard,
            F           c         G
You know he thinks he's got it so good
G
And there's a woman in the kitchen 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."

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CHORUS:
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G                 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,
                       c
Little pink houses for you and me, oh yeah, for you and me

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GTR 1 & 2:
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            G          c    G                                  c    G
D----------------------0----0----------------------------------0----0------|
B----------------------1----0----0--------------------0--------1----0------|
G--------0-------------0----0-----------------0--0----0--------0----0------|
D-----------0-------0--2----0--------------------0---------0---2----0------|
G----2/4----0-------0--0----0---------0--2/4-----0---------0---0----0------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------0------|

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VERSE 2:
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G
Well there's a young man in a tee-shirt

listening to a rockin' rollin' station.

He's got greasy hair and a greasy smile he says,
 F              c     G
"Lord this must be my destination."

Cause they told me when I was younger,

"Boy you're gonna be president."
               F                              c
But just like everything else those old crazy dreams
                    G
just kinda came and went.

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CHORUS:
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G                 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,
                       c
Little pink houses for you and me, oh baby, for you and me.

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GTR 1 & 2:
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            G          c    G                                  c    G
D-------------------------------------------------------------0-------------|
B----------------------1----0---------------------------0-----1---0---------|
G--------0-------0--0--0----0-----------------0--0------0-----0---0---0-----|
D-----------0----0--0--2----0--------------------0------0-----2---0---------|
G----2/4----0----0--0--0----0---------0--2/4-----0------0-----0---0-------0-|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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INSTRUMENTAL: [GTR 1: RHYTHM Acoustic-Notes Shown]
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GTR 2:
           G          c    G                                  c    G
D-------------------------------------------------------------0-------------|
B----------------------1----0---------------------------0-----1---0---------|
G--------0-------0--0--0----0-----------------0--0------0-----0---0---0-----|
D-----------0----0--0--2----0--------------------0------0-----2---0---------|
G----2/4----0----0--0--0----0---------0--2/4-----0------0-----0---0-------0-|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                          c    G               F             G    c
D-------------------------0----0-------0--0----5-----5---5-5----------5-|
B-------------------0--0--1----0----0--0--0----6-----6---6-6-0--------5-|
G--------0-------0--0--0--0----0----0--0--0----5---x-5---5-5-0----5---5-|
D-----------0----0--0-----2----0----0--0--0----0---------0-0-0----5-----|
G----2/4----0-------------0----0----------------------------------5-----|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------5-----|
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           G                                            F              G
D-5-5---------------------------------------------------5---------5------|
B-5-6-5-5-----------0-----------------0----------0-0------6---6---6------|
G-5-5-5-5-----------0---0-----0---2^--0-----2^---0-0-5------5---5-5----5-|
D-----5-5-0---------0---0---0-0-0-----0---0------0-0-0------0---0--------|
G---------0-----2/4---------0-0-0---------0------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  c             G                                           F
D-----------5------------5-----5---------5-5---5----5-------6-------5-5-----|
B-0-5---5-6-5-5-0----(0)-3-----3----0----3-3---3----3-0-------6-0-0-6-6-6-0-|
G-0-5---5-5-5-5-0----(0)-0-0---0----0----0-0-0-0----0-0-------5-0-0-5-5-5-0-|
D---5---5-5-5-5-0----(0)-0---0--------0------0----------0-------0-0-----0-0-|
G-----------5-5-0----(0)----------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                Oh   oh
  c         G
D------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----5---6-5-5-0---------------------------------------0-0--|
G-5-0-5---5-5-5-0---0-0-----0-------0-----------------0-0-0--|
D-5-0-5---5-5-5-0---0----------------------------0-----------|
G---0-------5-5-0---0---2^^---2^^-0---2^^-0-2^^--0-----------|
D-------5----------------------------------------------------|

  F                 c              G
D-5-----5----5-----------------------------------------------------|
B---6---6----6-6-0-----6-6-6-6-5-5---------------------------------|
G-----5-5----5-5-0-----7-7-7-7-5-5-0--------0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
D-----0------0-0-0-------5-5-5-5-5-0-------------------------------|
G--------------------0-------------0----0/2------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------|
    oh            oh    oh       yeah


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VERSE 3:
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G
Well there's people and more people what do they know, Know, know.
                                 F                    c       G
Go to work in some high rise and vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico.
G
And there's winners and there's losers,

But they aint no big deal,
            F                            c
Because the simple man baby pays for the thrills, the bills,
    G
the pills that kill.

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Chorus:
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GTR 2:

 G                             c            G
D------------------------------5----------------------------------|
B-----------------------0-0----5--5-6p5-----0----------------0-0--|
G------0----------------0-0----5--5-5---5-5-0------0----0----0-0--|
D-0----0----0------------------5--5-5---5-5-0------0----0----0-0--|
G-0---------0-2^^--0-----------5----------5----2/4----------------|
D------------------------------5----------5-----------------------|
    Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me. Ain't that America

  c            G                           c                D
D-5---------------------0------------------5----5--------------7----7---7-|
B-5--5-6p5-----0--1-0-1-0-----------0-0----5--5-6--------0-----8p7--7-0-7-|
G-5--5-5---5-5-0--0-0-0-0----0-------------5--5-5----5-5-0--7--7----7-0-7-|
D-5--5-5---5-5-0--2-0-2-0----0---0---------5--5------5-5-0--7-----7-----7-|
G-5----------5-----------------0-0---------5--5------5-5----7-----7-------|
D-5----------5-----------------------------5----------------------7-------|
  something to see baby. Ain't that America, Home of the free, yeah,

                         c                        G
D----7-------7-7------------------------------------------------------------|
B----7-------7-7-------5-6-6-6-5-5-6----6-5-5-5-5-0-------------------------|
G----7-------7-7-----x-x-7-7-7-5-5-7----7-5-5-5-5-0----------0------0-0---0-|
D----7-7-7---7-----------5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-5-0----------0----0-0-0-0-0-|
G----7-7-7-7-----0-0-----5-5-5-----5----5-5-5-5-5---2/4-0---------0-----0---|
D------7-7------------------------------------------------------------------|
   Little pink houses for you and me, ooh.                         Ooh, yeah

                         c                         G          c
D------------------------5--5--------5---------------------------------5-|
B-----------------0-0----5--5-6--5-5-5-------------------0-0--5----6p5-5-|
G---0-------------0-0----5--5-5--5-5-5-------------0-----0-0--5--5-5---5-|
D-0-0-----0-----0-0-0----5--5-5--5-5-5-0------0----0---0-0-0--5--5-5---5-|
G-0---2/4---2/4-0--------5--5-5--5-5-5-0--2/4----------0------5--5-------|
D--------------------------------5-5-------------------------------------|
           Ain't that America, for you and me.    Ain't that America,

                       G                  D
D-----------0---------------------------------7-----------------------------|
B---0-1-0-1-0------0------5--5-6p5------------7-8p7---7-7-7-8--7------------|
G---0-0-0-0-0----0-0------5--5-5-----5-0--7---7-7-----7-7-7-7--7------7---0-|
D-----2-0-2-0----0-0------5--5-----5-5-0--7---7-7---7-7-7-7-7--7-7----7-0-0-|
G-0-----------------------5--5-----5-5----7---7-----7-7-7-7------7----7-2---|
D--------------------0------------------------------------------------------|
 something to see baby. Ain't that America, oh, the home of the free, ooh yeah

  c                                     G           c    G
D-----5----5--5----5-5-5-5--------------------------0---------------|
B-----5----5--5----6-6-6-6-5------------------------1----0----------|
G-----5----5--5----7-7-7-7-5-5--------0-------------0----0----0-----|
D-5---5----5--5----5-5-5-5-5-5----------0-----0-0---2----0----------|
G-5---5----5--5--------------5-0--2/4---0-----0---0-0----0--------0-|
D-5-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 Little pink houses, baby, for you and me          ooh yeah

  c
D-0-------------------0-------------------0---------------|
B-1----0--------------1----0--------------1----0--(0)~~~~-|
G-0----0----0---------0----0----0---------0----0--(0)~~~~-|
D-2----0--------------2----0--------------2----0--(0)~~~~-|
G-0----0---------0----0----0---------0----0----0--(0)~~~~-|
D---------------------------------------------------------|
  ooh yeah           ooh yeah

CHORDS:

     G  CHORD     c  CHORD     F  CHORD     D  CHORD
      eadgbe       eadgbe       eadgbe       eadgbe
      ++++++       ++++0+       0+++00       ++++++
      +0++++       ++0+++       +++0++       +++0+0
      0++++0       +0++++       +00+++       ++++0+
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