John Cougar Mellencamp - Key West Intermezzo Chords

 
7 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
X
3
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Di

This song is played in "G" but you tune down 1/2 step, so it is really in Gb. I guess John thinks he's in Alice In Chains or something. I have typed this in by memory, so this may not be 100% accurate, but it is fun to play. I like to slow this song down and play it on my friend's 12 string. Enjoy. [Alternate between G and D chords] [Main Riff] (in Gb major scale- very easy to pick up)
 Eb:-7----10-7---|    Then you can play anything in the Gb
 Bb:---10------8-|     major scale to connect this riff
 Gb:-------------|      when it repeats at various intervals
 Db:-------------|       in the song.
 Ab--------------|
 Eb--------------|
[Alternate B/w G and D chords] In a hand painted night, me and Gypsy Scotty are partners At the hotel Flamingo wearing black market shoes Am [Alternate B/w G& D] This loud Cuban band is crucifying John Lennon AmNo one wants to be lonely Am [Alternate B/w G and D] No one wants to sing the blues She's perched like a parrot on his tuxedo shoulder Christ, whatcha doing with him When you could be dancing with me She stirs the ice with her elegant finger I want to be what she's drinking Yeah, I just want to be

Chorus

CI saw you fGirst DI'm the firstG one tonight CI saw you fGirst DDon't that giGve me the right CTo move arGound in your heart DEveryone was looking But I saw you first [Alternate between G & D] On a moon spattered road in her parrot rebozo Gypsy Scotty is driving his big long yellow car She flies like a bird over her shoulder She whispers in his ear, boy, you are my star CHORUS In the bone colored dawn Me and Gypsy Scotty are singin' The radio is playing She left her shoes out in the back He tells me a story about some girl he knows in Kentucky He just made that story up; there ain't no girl like that CHORUS and fade NOTE: You can try changing from Am to Am7 in the verses to give the song more jangle. This posting is for Tiffany. I love her very very very very much. She is the reason that I write and play music, and why I asked her to marry me. I welcome any corrections and additions. Please E-mail me the correct lyrics if you got 'em. and some other cool person who doesn't come to mind (Sorry, dude.) Peace and Love!!!