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    Hurt So Good

    John Mellencamp

     

    Capo 2

     

    Original version is in same key but no capo.  This version avoids barre chords.

    Chords in parentheses are anticipated (played a ½ beat early)

     

    Intro:  Riff x4

     

    G                               D

        When I was a young boy,

    Em                                    C
        Said put away those young boy ways

    G                                     D
        Now that I'm gettin' older, so much older

    Em                         C
         I long for those young boy days.

    G                     D
    With a girl like you,

    G                     D
    With a girl like you,

    Em                                            C
          Lord knows there are things we can do, baby,

    D (2)
    Just me and you.  Come on and make it hurt

    Chorus
    G              D

       Hurt so good.

    G                                       D
        Come on baby, make it hurt so good.

    / C - (Em) - / - - - - /  C
    Sometimes love don't    feel like it should.

                    D
    You make it hurt so good.

     

    Riff x2

    G                               D
        Don't have to be so exiting.

    Em                                        C
          Just tryin' to give myself a little bit of fun, yeah.

    G                               D
        You always look so invitin'

    Em                                 C
          You ain't as green as you are young

    G                       D
        Hey baby, its you.

    G                                    D
       Come on, girl, now, its you.

    Em                                    C
          Sink your teeth right through my bones, baby.

    D (2)
         Let's see what we can do.  Come on and make it

    Chorus

    Riff x1

     

    Bridge:

    C                             G
        I ain't talkin' no big deals

    / C - - (Em) / - - (G) - /
       I ain't made no plans myself.

    C                           G
       I ain't talkin' no high heels

                           D (10)
    Maybe we could walk around all day long,  walk around all day long.


    Chorus

     

    1 measure of G

     

    Chorus

     

    Riff 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.