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From: 75224.1545@compuserve.com
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 1996 17:28:08 -0500
Subject: Cherry Bomb by John Mellencamp

Title: Cherry Bomb - John Mellencamp 
>From album: The Lonesome Jubilee

[Intro]  G   Am   G   Am   G   Am   G   Am   

[Verse 1]
G                    Am 
Well, I lived on the outskirts of town
G                Am 
In an eight room farm-house, baby
G                    Am
When my brothers and friends were around
G                Am 
There was always something doin’
Em                      Bm 
Had me a couple of real nice girlfriends
Am                   C 
Stopped by to see me once in a while
Em                  Bm    
When I think back a-bout those days
Am              C                G 
All I can do is sit and smile

[Chorus]
G             Am 
That’s when a sport was a sport
G                Am 
And groovin’ was groovin’
G                 Am
And dancin’ meant everything
G                 Am   
We were young and we were improvin’
G                   Am
Laughin’, laughin’, with our friends
G                   Am 
Holdin’ hands meant somethin’, baby
G                 Am 
Outside the club Cherry Bomb,
G               Am
Our hearts were really thumpin’,
Am            G       Am / C/D / Am (quickly)
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
(no chord)           G Am
Say yeah, yeah, yeah 

[Verse 2]
The winter days they last forever
But the weekends went by so quick
Went ridin’ around this little country town
We were goin’ nuts girl, out in the sticks
One night, me with my big mouth
A couple guys had to put me in my place
When I see those guys these days
We just laugh and say, Do you remember when?

[Chorus]
G             Am 
That’s when a sport was a sport
G                Am 
And groovin’ was groovin’
G                 Am
And dancin’ meant everything
G                 Am   
We were young and we were improvin’
G                   Am
Laughin’, laughin’, with our friends
G                   Am 
Holdin’ hands meant somethin’, baby
G                 Am 
Outside the club Cherry Bomb,
G               Am
Our hearts were really thumpin’,
Am            G       Am / C/D / Am (quickly)
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
(no chord)           G Am
Say yeah, yeah, yeah 

[Verse 3]
Now, seventeen has turned thirty-five
I’m surprised that we’re still livin’
If we’ve done any wrong
I hope that we’re forgiven
Got a few kids of my own
And some days I still don’t know what to do
I hope that they’re not laughin’ too loud
When they hear me talkin’ like this to you

[Chorus]
G             Am 
That’s when a sport was a sport
G                Am 
And groovin’ was groovin’
G                 Am
And dancin’ meant everything
G                 Am   
We were young and we were improvin’
G                   Am
Laughin’, laughin’, with our friends
G                   Am 
Holdin’ hands meant somethin’, baby
G                 Am 
Outside the club Cherry Bomb,
G               Am
Our hearts were really thumpin’,
Am            G       Am / C/D / Am (quickly)
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
(no chord)           G Am
Say yeah, yeah, yeah 
-----

[Suggested chords]
    Em  G  Am  C/D  C   Bm 
e-------3----------------2----|
B-----------1---1---1----3----|
G-----------2------------4----|
D---2-------2-------2----4----|
A---2---2-------x---3----2----|
E-------3---x---x---x----2----|

            
            
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saddletramp 10 Apr 26, 2008 07:59 AM

Done very well, nice chords

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MaineUSA2011 42 Aug 26, 2011 05:25 AM

sounds better a D instead of a G

Am C D
All I can do is sit and smile

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margaretlstoltz 10 Aug 15, 2017 11:00 AM

Pretty good. One improvement suggestion would be to put the chords above all the verses as well for those who are new so they don't have to scroll back to the first one to reference.

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