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This version is easy to play along with the album version. Electric guitar with distortion is used for the intro lick with a simple little lick on the A string following up the strum part. Was this info helpful? Yes No
[Intro]
     G    D    G    D    C
e|---1----2----1----2--------|--------------------------------|
B|--------3---------3----1---|--------------------------------|
G|--------2---------2--------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------2---|--------------------------------|
A|---2---------2---------3---|----x-x-x-x-3-3---x-x-x-x-3-3---|
E|---3---------3-------------|--------------------------------|

     G    D    G    D    C
e|---1----2----1----2--------|--------------------------------|
B|--------3---------3----1---|--------------------------------|
G|--------2---------2--------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------2---|--------------------------------|
A|---2---------2---------3---|----x-x-x-x-3-3---x-x-x-x-3-3---|
E|---3---------3-------------|--------------------------------|

     G    D    G    D    C
e|---1----2----1----2--------|--------------------------------|
B|--------3---------3----1---|--------------------------------|
G|--------2---------2--------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------2---|--------------------------------|
A|---2---------2---------3---|----x-x-x-x-3-3---x-x-x-x-3-3---|
E|---3---------3-------------|--------------------------------|

[Verse 1]
     G         D                    C           D
     A little  ditty                bout Jack and Diane
e|---1---1-----2-----2---2----|-----------------2---3---2---------|
B|-------------3-----3---3----|-----1---1-------3---3---3---------|
G|-------------2-----2---2----|-----------------2---2---2---------|
D|----------------------------|-----2---2-------------------------|
A|---2---2--------------------|-----3---3-------------------------|
E|---3---3--------------------|-----------------------------------|

     G            D                   C      D    G
     Two American kids grown up       in the heartland
e|---1---1--------2-----2---2----|-----------2--x-1------1---1----|
B|----------------3-----3---3----|----1--x---3--x-----------------|
G|----------------2-----2---2----|-----------2--x-----------------|
D|-------------------------------|----2--x------------------------|
A|---2---2-----------------------|----3--x--------2------2---2----|
E|---3---3-----------------------|----------------3------3---3----|

     G         D                    C           D
    Jack's gonna be  a              football    star
e|---1---1-----2-----2---2----|-----------------2---3---2---------|
B|-------------3-----3---3----|-----1---1-------3---3---3---------|
G|-------------2-----2---2----|-----------------2---2---2---------|
D|----------------------------|-----2---2-------------------------|
A|---2---2--------------------|-----3---3-------------------------|
E|---3---3--------------------|-----------------------------------|

     G            D                   C      D    G
     Diane debutante, back seat       of Jacky's  car
e|---1---1--------2-----2---2----|-----------2--x-1------1---1----|
B|----------------3-----3---3----|----1--x---3--x-----------------|
G|----------------2-----2---2----|-----------2--x-----------------|
D|-------------------------------|----2--x------------------------|
A|---2---2-----------------------|----3--x--------2------2---2----|
E|---3---3-----------------------|----------------3------3---3----|

     G  C  G     D                  C        D
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|--------------2----3--2---------|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1---1----3----3--3---------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|--------------2----2--2---------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2---2----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3---3----------------------|
E|---3-----3------------------|--------------------------------|

     G  C  G     D                  C      D       G
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|------------2--x----1----1--1---|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1--x---3--x----------------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|------------2--x----------------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2--x-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3--x-----------2----2--2---|
E|---3-----3------------------|--------------------3----3--3---|  

[Verse 2]
     G         D                    C           D
  Suckin' down chili dogs           outside the Tasty Freeze
e|---1---1-----2-----2---2----|-----------------2---3---2---------|
B|-------------3-----3---3----|-----1---1-------3---3---3---------|
G|-------------2-----2---2----|-----------------2---2---2---------|
D|----------------------------|-----2---2-------------------------|
A|---2---2--------------------|-----3---3-------------------------|
E|---3---3--------------------|-----------------------------------|

     G            D                     C      D           G 
 Diane sittin'on Jacky's lap he got his hands  between her knees
e|---1---1--------2-----2---2----|-------------2--x--------1-----1---1--|
B|----------------3-----3---3----|------1--x---3--x---------------------|
G|----------------2-----2---2----|-------------2--x---------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------2--x----------------------------|
A|---2---2-----------------------|------3--x---------------2-----2---2--|
E|---3---3-----------------------|-------------------------3-----3---3--|

     G         D                    C           D
Jacky says "Hey Diane, lets run off behind a shady tree"
e|---1---1-----2-----2---2----|-----------------2---3---2---------|
B|-------------3-----3---3----|-----1---1-------3---3---3---------|
G|-------------2-----2---2----|-----------------2---2---2---------|
D|----------------------------|-----2---2-------------------------|
A|---2---2--------------------|-----3---3-------------------------|
E|---3---3--------------------|-----------------------------------|

     G            D                     C      D           G
Dribble off those Bobby Brooks let me   do     what I      please… 
e|---1---1--------2-----2---2----|-------------2--x--------1-----1---1--|
B|----------------3-----3---3----|------1--x---3--x---------------------|
G|----------------2-----2---2----|-------------2--x---------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------2--x----------------------------|
A|---2---2-----------------------|------3--x---------------2-----2---2--|
E|---3---3-----------------------|-------------------------3-----3---3--|

[Chorus]
     G  C  G     D                  C         D
     oh          yeah,              Life goes on
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|---------------2---3---2---------|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1---1-----3---3---3---------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|---------------2---2---2---------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2---2-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3---3-----------------------|
E|---3-----3------------------|---------------------------------|

     G  C  G     D                  C      D       G
     Long after the thrill of      livin'  is      gone
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|------------2--x----1----1--1---|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1--x---3--x----------------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|------------2--x----------------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2--x-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3--x-----------2----2--2---|
E|---3-----3------------------|--------------------3----3--3---|

     G  C  G     D                  C         D
     ooh         yeah,              Life goes on
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|---------------2---3---2---------|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1---1-----3---3---3---------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|---------------2---2---2---------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2---2-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3---3-----------------------|
E|---3-----3------------------|---------------------------------|

     G  C  G     D                  C        D       
     Long after the thrill of      livin' is gone
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|--------------2--x---------|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1--x---  3--x---------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|------------  2--x---------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2--x------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3--x------------------|
E|---3-----3------------------|---------------------------|

[Instrumental] (x2)
     G    D    G    D    C
e|---1----2----1----2--------|--------------------------------|
B|--------3---------3----1---|--------------------------------|
G|--------2---------2--------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------2---|--------------------------------|
A|---2---------2---------3---|----x-x-x-x-3-3---x-x-x-x-3-3---|
E|---3---------3-------------|--------------------------------|

     G    D    G    D    C
e|---1----2----1----2--------|--------------------------------|
B|--------3---------3----1---|--------------------------------|
G|--------2---------2--------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------2---|--------------------------------|
A|---2---------2---------3---|----x-x-x-x-3-3---x-x-x-x-3-3---|
E|---3---------3-------------|--------------------------------|

[Verse 3]
     G         D                    C           D
  Jack,he sits back, collects his  thoughts for a moment
e|---1---1-----2-----2---2----|-----------------2---3---2---------|
B|-------------3-----3---3----|-----1---1-------3---3---3---------|
G|-------------2-----2---2----|-----------------2---2---2---------|
D|----------------------------|-----2---2-------------------------|
A|---2---2--------------------|-----3---3-------------------------|
E|---3---3--------------------|-----------------------------------|

     G            D                     C      D           G
Scratches his head and does his         best   James       Dean
e|---1---1--------2-----2---2----|-------------2--x--------1-----1---1--|
B|----------------3-----3---3----|------1--x---3--x---------------------|
G|----------------2-----2---2----|-------------2--x---------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------2--x----------------------------|
A|---2---2-----------------------|------3--x---------------2-----2---2--|
E|---3---3-----------------------|-------------------------3-----3---3--|

     G         D                    C           D  
    "Well there Diane, we gotta     run off to the city"
e|---1---1-----2-----2---2----|-----------------2---3---2---------|
B|-------------3-----3---3----|-----1---1-------3---3---3---------|
G|-------------2-----2---2----|-----------------2---2---2---------|
D|----------------------------|-----2---2-------------------------|
A|---2---2--------------------|-----3---3-------------------------|
E|---3---3--------------------|-----------------------------------|

     G            D                     C       D          G
     Diane says, "Baby       we ain't   miss    ing        nothing", but Jacky says 
e|---1---1--------2-----2---2----|--------------2--x-------1-----1---1--|
B|----------------3-----3---3----|------1--x----3--x--------------------|
G|----------------2-----2---2----|--------------2--x--------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------2--x----------------------------|
A|---2---2-----------------------|------3--x---------------2-----2---2--|
E|---3---3-----------------------|-------------------------3-----3---3--|

[Chorus]
     G  C  G     D                  C         D
     oh          yeah,              Life goes on
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|---------------2---3---2---------|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1---1-----3---3---3---------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|---------------2---2---2---------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2---2-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3---3-----------------------|
E|---3-----3------------------|---------------------------------|

     G  C  G     D                  C      D       G
     Long after the thrill of      livin' is gone, sayin'
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|------------2--x----1----1--1---|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1--x---3--x----------------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|------------2--x----------------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2--x-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3--x-----------2----2--2---|
E|---3-----3------------------|--------------------3----3--3---|

     G  C  G     D                  C         D
     ooh         yeah,              Life goes on
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|---------------2---3---2---------|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1---1-----3---3---3---------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|---------------2---2---2---------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2---2-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3---3-----------------------|
E|---3-----3------------------|---------------------------------|

     G  C  G     D                  C      D       
     Long after the thrill of      livin' is gone, rock on'
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|------------2--x-----------|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1--x---3--x-----------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|------------2--x-----------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2--x------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3--x------------------|
E|---3-----3------------------|---------------------------|

[Drum Solo] 
(a cappella)

Oh, let it rock, let it roll.
Let the Bible belt come and save my soul
Holdin' on to sixteen as long as you can
Change is comin' 'round real soon, make us women and men

     G  C  G     D                  C        D
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|--------------2---3---2---------|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1---1----3---3---3---------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|--------------2---2---2---------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2---2----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3---3----------------------|
E|---3-----3------------------|--------------------------------|

     G  C  G     D                  C      D       G
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|------------2--x----1----1--1---|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1--x---3--x----------------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|------------2--x----------------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2--x-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3--x-----------2----2--2---|
E|---3-----3------------------|--------------------3----3--3---|

[Chorus]
     G  C  G     D                  C         D
     oh          yeah,              Life goes on
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|---------------2---3---2---------|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1---1-----3---3---3---------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|---------------2---2---2---------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2---2-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3---3-----------------------|
E|---3-----3------------------|---------------------------------|

     G  C  G     D                  C      D       G
     Long after the thrill of      livin' is gone, sayin'
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|------------2--x----1----1--1---|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1--x---3--x----------------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|------------2--x----------------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2--x-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3--x-----------2----2--2---|
E|---3-----3------------------|--------------------3----3--3---|

     G  C  G     D                  C         D
     ooh         yeah,              Life goes on
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|---------------2---3---2---------|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1---1-----3---3---3---------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|---------------2---2---2---------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2---2-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3---3-----------------------|
E|---3-----3------------------|---------------------------------|

     G  C  G     D                  C      D       G
     Long after the thrill of      livin' is gone, 
e|---1-----1-----2----2--2----|------------2--x----1----1--1---|
B|------1--------3----3--3----|-----1--x---3--x----------------|
G|---------------2----2--2----|------------2--x----------------|
D|------2---------------------|-----2--x-----------------------|
A|---2--3--2------------------|-----3--x-----------2----2--2---|
E|---3-----3------------------|--------------------3----3--3---|

     G         D                    C           D
     A little ditty      bout       Jack  and   Diane
e|---1---1-----2-----2---2----|-----------------2---3---2---------|
B|-------------3-----3---3----|-----1---1-------3---3---3---------|
G|-------------2-----2---2----|-----------------2---2---2---------|
D|----------------------------|-----2---2-------------------------|
A|---2---2--------------------|-----3---3-------------------------|
E|---3---3--------------------|-----------------------------------|

     G            D                   C      D    G 
    Two American kids doin' the       best   they can
e|---1---1--------2-----2---2----|-----------2--x-1------1---1----|
B|----------------3-----3---3----|----1--x---3--x-----------------|
G|----------------2-----2---2----|-----------2--x-----------------|
D|-------------------------------|----2--x------------------------|
A|---2---2-----------------------|----3--x--------2------2---2----|
E|---3---3-----------------------|----------------3------3---3----|

[Outro]
     G    D    G    D    C
e|---1----2----1----2--------|--------------------------------|
B|--------3---------3----1---|--------------------------------|
G|--------2---------2--------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------2---|--------------------------------|
A|---2---------2---------3---|----x-x-x-x-3-3---x-x-x-x-3-3---|
E|---3---------3-------------|--------------------------------|

     G    D    G    D    C
e|---1----2----1----2--------|--------------------------------|
B|--------3---------3----1---|--------------------------------|
G|--------2---------2--------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------2---|--------------------------------|
A|---2---------2---------3---|----x-x-x-x-3-3---x-x-x-x-3-3---|
E|---3---------3-------------|--------------------------------|

     G    D    G    D    C
e|---1----2----1----2--------|--------------------------------|
B|--------3---------3----1---|--------------------------------|
G|--------2---------2--------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------2---|--------------------------------|
A|---2---------2---------3---|----x-x-x-x-3-3---x-x-x-x-3-3---|
E|---3---------3-------------|--------------------------------|


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