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SONG           : Jack and Diane
ARTIST         : John Cougar Mellencamp
ALBUM          : American Fool (Track 2)
TRANSCRIBED BY : Mike Cole (mcole@sedona.intel.com)


SONG STRUCTURE


GUITAR   GUITAR PART    REPEAT    LYRICS AT START
------   -----------    ------    ---------------
I        Riff    1a       3x          
II       Rhythmn 1a       2x      Little ditti about Jack...
III      Rhythmn 2        1x
II       Rhythmn 1a       2x      Suckin' on a chili dog...
II       Rhythmn 1b       1x      Oh yeah, life goes on...
I        Riff    1a       2x
II       Rhythmn 1a       2x      Jackie sits back; collects...
II       Rhythmn 1b       1x
         Tacit
III      Rhythmn 2        1x
II       Rhythmn 1b       1x      Oh yeah, life goes on...
II       Fill    1        1x      Little ditti about Jack...
I        Riff    1b       4x


Let all chords ring, unless noted.


GUITAR I
--------

Distorted electric guitar.


Riff 1a:

     A                         E/A          A    E/A       D
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|-----|-----|
B-|-10-----------------------|--9----------10-----9-----|--7--|-----|
G-|--9-----------------------|--9-----------9-----9-----|--7--|-----|
D-|-11-----------------------|--9----------11-----9-----|--7--|-----|
A-|--0-----------------------|--0-----------0-----0-----|--0--|-----|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|-----|-----|
                                                           *

Riff 1b:

     A       E/A                A       E/A    A    E/A       D
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------|-----|
B-|-10--------9--------9-----|-10--------9----10-----9--|-(9)-7--|-----|
G-|--9--------9--------9-----|--9--------9-----9-----9--|-(9)-7--|-----|
D-|-11--------9--------9-----|-11--------9----11-----9--|-(9)-7--|-----|
A-|--0--------0--------0-----|--0--------0-----0-----0--|-(0)-0--|-----|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------|-----|
                                                              *

* = Deaden after 1 beatGUITAR II
---------

This is an acoustic guitar capoed at the 2nd fret.  A good clue for
figuring this out is the recognizable D-Dsus4-D chord progression,
which happens to be a whole-tone sharp.  As usual for capoed guitar
parts, I have given fret numbers relative to the capo and named chords
as if they were being played in standard tuning.


Rhythmn 1a:

     G        D  Dsus4 D        C           D  Dsus4 D
f#|--3--3--3--2-----3--2-----|--0-----0-----2-----3--2--|
C#|--3--3--3--3-----3--3-----|--1-----1-----3-----3--3--|
A-|--0--0--0--2-----2--2-----|--0-----0-----2-----2--2--|
E-|--0--0--0--0-----0--0-----|--2-----2-----0-----0--0--|
B-|--2--2--2-----------------|--3-----3-----------------|
F#|--3--3--3-----------------|--------------------------|     G        D  Dsus4 D        C     D     G
f#|--3--3--3--2-----3--2-----|--0-----2-----3-----3--3--|
C#|--3--3--3--3-----3--3-----|--1-----3-----3-----3--3--|
A-|--0--0--0--2-----2--2-----|--0-----2-----0-----0--0--|
E-|--0--0--0--0-----0--0-----|--2-----0-----0-----0--0--|
B-|--2--2--2-----------------|--3-----------2-----2--2--|
F#|--3--3--3-----------------|--------------3-----3--3--|


Rhythmn 1b:

Same as above except that the first two bars are played 3 times
before playing bars 3 & 4 (i.e. 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 4).Fill 1:

This may not be 100% accurate, but it's pretty close.  I find it
easiest to play this part using my thumb and fingers on my right hand
(no pick). 

f#|--------------------------|--------------------------|
C#|--3-----D-----3-----3-----|--3-----D-----3-----3-----|
A-|--0-----D-----2--------2--|--0-----D-----2--------2--|
E-|--------------------------|--0-----D-----------------|
B-|--2-----D-----0-----------|--------------0-----------|
F#|--------------------------|--3-----D-----------------|


f#|--------------------------|--------------------------|
C#|--3-----D-----3-----3-----|--3-----D-----3-----------|
A-|--0-----D-----2-----2-----|--0-----D-----0-----------|
E-|--------------------------|--2-----D-----0-----------|
B-|--2-----D-----0-----------|--------------------------|
F#|--------------------------|--3-----D-----3-----------|

D = Deaden string with right handGUITAR III 
----------

This acoustic guitar is playing the same chords used in the Riffs.
The open A string is definitely present, which means the guitar is not
capoed.  If you want to play this part on guitar II, I would suggest
playing the low A chord using a standard barre shape, 5776xx (these
are actual frets, not relative to the capo).  For the rest of the
chords, play what's given below without the open A string.


Rhythmn 2:

     A          E/A    A E/A    D          E/A    A E/A 
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--2--2--2--2-/9----10--9--|--7-----7-----9----10--9--|
G-|--2--2--2--2-/9-----9--9--|--7-----7-----9-----9--9--|
D-|--2--2--2--2-/9----11--9--|--7-----7-----9----11--9--|
A-|--0--0--0--0-(0)----0--0--|--0-----0-----0-----0--0--|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|


     A          E/A    A E/A    D           A 
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--2--2--2--2-/9----10--9--|--7-----7-----2--------X--|
G-|--2--2--2--2-/9-----9--9--|--7-----7-----2--------X--|
D-|--2--2--2--2-/9----11--9--|--7-----7-----2--------X--|
A-|--0--0--0--0-(0)----0--0--|--0-----0-----0--------X--|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|


X = Left hand muting

            
            
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absolution_gabe 10 Jul 06, 2004 08:00 PM

this tabs alright

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EvilKal 101 Jul 29, 2005 08:00 PM

I dont see any errors in tab... But its kinda hard to read since you just laid out the Riffs and Rhythms and made a legend instead... Shows laziness... Otherwise, well done

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Guitar mastar 30 Apr 12, 2009 09:03 AM

I AGREE WITH EVIL KAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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