John Cougar Mellencamp - Crumblin Down Chords & Tabs


Crumblin Down Chords & Tabs

John Cougar Mellencamp Chords & Tabs

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Crumblin Down Chords

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From: (Lefty)


		     John Cougar Mellencamp

		    (From the album "Uh-huh")

Yes, even more JCM.  This is one of my favourite JCM songs.
The next will probably be "The Authority Song". Once again,
this is from a book of Mellencamp chords, not my own dodgy

Medium Rock Tempo



	       A          G/A
 Well, some people    ain't no damn good.

	      A                             G/A
 You can trust `em, you can't love `em.  No good deed goes unpunished.

       A                G/A
 And I don't mind   being their whippin' boy.

      A                  G/A
 I've had that pleasure  for years and years

	   A                         G/A
 No, no, I never was a sinner.  Tell me, what else can I do?

	A                            G/A
 Second best is what you get   `till you learn to bend the rules
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     A                            G/A
 And time respects no person  and what you lift up must fall

       A                        G/A
 There waitin' outside to claim my crumblin' walls.

    Saw my picture in the paper,  read the news around my face.

    And now some people don't want to treat me the same.


		A        G
 When the walls     come tumblin' down;

D                      G                D
 When the walls   come crumblin', crumblin';

	  A            G              D         A
 When the walls   come tumblin', tumblin'  down.

> Repeat Intro

> VERSE II:  (same chord pattern as Verse I)

Well some people   say I'm obnoxious and lazy,
I'm uneducated, my opinion means nothin'.
But I know   I'm a real good dancer.
Don't need to look over my shoulder to see what I'm after.
Everybody's got their problems.   Ain't no new news here.
I'm the same old trouble   you've been havin' for years.
Don't confuse the problem with the issue, girl.  It's perfectly clear.
Just a human desire   to have you come near.

   Want to put my arms around you, feel your breath in my ear.
   You can bend me, you can break me but you better stand clear.

> Repeat Chorus.

> Repeat Intro and fade



A    x 0 2 2 2 0
G/A  x 0 5 4 3 3
E    0 2 2 1 0 0
D    x x 0 2 3 2
G    3 X 0 0 0 3


Stuart Hamilton
University of Queensland


"If you really want to taste some cool success, better learn to play guitar.
   Play guitar - play guitar.  Play guitar - play guitar. . . ."