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    Cherry Bomb

    John Mellencamp

    Strum: D   D U   U D U

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


    Intro:  / G - - - / Am - - - / x4


           G                       Am

    Well,    I lived on the outskirts of town

    G                               Am

          In an eight room farmhouse, 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 about those days

    Am                C               

    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’,

                     G             Am

    Say yeah, yeah, yeah        Say yeah, yeah, yeah


    / G - - - / Am - - - / x2


    G                                  Am

        The winter days they last forever

    G                                        Am

        But the weekends went by so quick

    G                                     Am

        Went ridin’ around this little country town

    G                                     Am

        We were goin’ nuts girl, out in the sticks

    Em                                   Bm

         One night, me with my big mouth

                   Am                       C

    A couple guys had to put me in my place

    Em                                 Bm

          When I see those guys these days

                  Am                                C

    We just laugh and say, Do you remember when?




    1/2 length instrumental chorus


    G                                  Am

         Seventeen has turned thirty-five

    G                                Am

        I’m surprised that we’re still livin’

    G                        Am

         If we’ve done any wrong

    G                     Am

        I hope that we’re forgiven

    Em                        Bm

         Got a few kids of my own

            Am                                       C

    And some days I still don’t know what to do

    Em                                      Bm

        I hope that they’re not laughin’ too loud

                       Am                       C

    When they hear me talkin’ like this to you




    / G - - - / Am - - - / x4


    End on G

    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.