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Jack & Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp
Tabbed by Ryan O'Connor
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This song takes a little practise, but it's really good when
you get it correct (and unplugged!). Don't give up!
I'd seen a few tabs for this song, but none were quite
right, so I have tabbed the whole thing out from ear.

Dots below the bar in this tab mean to raise your fingers
ever so slightly on the fretboard, to achieve a loud
acoustic muting sound (that will have an overtone of the
chord). If you like this tab please tell me: ryan at
pcsoftware dot co dot nz!

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INTRO/BRIDGE (ELECTRIC)
(Tabbed for quick Acoustic, don't need to get the strums
exactly like this, just get the timing right!)
    A                   E/A    A    E/A  D/A
E|--0-0000-0-0000-0-00--0-0000-0000-0-0--2-2222-2-2222-2--22-|
B|--2-2222-2-2222-2-22--0-0000-2222-0-0--3-3333-3-3333-3--33-|
G|--2-2222-2-2222-2-22--1-1111-2222-1-1--2-2222-2-2222-2--22-|
D|--2-2222-2-2222-2-22--2-2222-2222-2-2--0-0000-0-0000-0--00-|
A|--0-0000-0-0000-0-00--0-0000-0000-0-0--0-0000-0-0000-0--00-|
E|--0-0000-0-0000-0-00---------0000--------------------------|
.|                                         ....   ....    ..
    D/A
E|--2-2222-2-2222-22-----------------------------------------|
B|--3-3333-3-3333-33-----------------------------------------|
G|--2-2222-2-2222-22-----------------------------------------|
D|--0-0000-0-0000-00--------------------------- (repeat x3) -|
A|--0-0000-0-0000-00-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
.|    ....   ....

VERSE (You may want to play some lower bass notes too, if
you don't have a kick drum :)
    A    E     D   E       A    E     D E A
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--222--5-55--33--5-55----222--5-55--3-5-2-22---------------|
G|--222--4-44--22--4-64----222--4-44--2-4-2-22------- (x2) --|
D|--222--6-66--55--6-66----222--6-66--5-6-2-22---------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
      Lil' ditty

RIFF (BETWEEN VERSES)
Bar A with index finger, then use middle and ring to form D.
Play A again then back to D - but slide it to E instantly.
    ADA  E     D   E       ADA  E     D   A
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--232-/5-55--33--5-55----232--5-55--33--2.-----------------|
G|--222-/4-44--22--4-64----222--4-44--22--2.-----------------|
D|--242-/6-66--55--6-66----242--6-66--55--2.-----------------|
A|----------------------------------------0.-----------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS
    A    E     D   E       A    E     D   E
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--222--5-55--33--5-55----222--5-55--33--5-55---------------|
G|--222--4-44--22--4-44----222--4-44--22--4-44---------------|
D|--222--6-66--55--6-66----222--6-66--55--6-66---------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
      Oh yeah...
    A    E     D   E       A    E     D E A
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--222--5-55--33--5-55----222--5-55--3-5-2------------------|
G|--222--4-44--22--4-64----222--4-44--2-4-2------------------|
D|--222--6-66--55--6-66----222--6-66--5-6-2------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
                                      Livin' is gone

ORDER
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Intro/Bridge
Verse 1
Riff
Verse 2
Chorus
Intro/Bridge
Verse 3
Chorus
Interlude (Drums)
Riff
Chorus (Lessened Acoustics)
Intro/Bridge

            
            
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shelbycj 16 Feb 18, 2006 04:59 PM

one thing buddy u have to have a monster hand in order to play this part
2 3 5 part but really i think it sounds good. good job

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LongLiveRock628 20 Jul 27, 2006 09:54 AM

tab difficulty is not advanced. its a beginner

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Matthamue 60 Aug 26, 2006 10:34 PM

I don't particularly like the intro for the acustic. Also it is not a whole song at that. But there were some fairly accurate riffs though. Good attempt

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