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Cherry Bomb Chords

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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   

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

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/Am-/Am (quickly)
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
(no chord)           G Am
Say yeah, yeah, yeah 

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?

Repeat chorus

1/2 length intrumental chorus 

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

Repeat chorus


Suggested chords:
    Em  G  Am  Am-  C   Bm 

George Quebbeman (and a guitar pickin' friend)
Brighton, MI, USA
email: 75224.1545@compuserve.com
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2 comments total.
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saddletramp 63 wrote on April 26 2008, 11:59 am

Done very well, nice chords

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MaineUSA2011 77 wrote on August 26 2011, 09:25 am

sounds better a D instead of a G

Am C D
All I can do is sit and smile

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