From uunet!munnari.oz.au!bunyip.cc.uq.oz.au!hamilton Mon Jun 1 11:46:36 PDT 1992
Article: 4363 of alt.guitar
From: email@example.com (Lefty)
Subject: MELLENCAMP TAB: PINK HOUSES
Summary: Chords to JCM's "Pink Houses"
Keywords: Pink Houses - John Cougar Mellencamp
Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org (USENET News System)
Organization: Prentice Centre, University of Queensland
Date: Sun, 31 May 1992 23:51:33 GMT
*** MORE JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP ***
Thanks for all of the mail I received after posting the
MELLENCAMP chords. I've got a lot of requests for other
Mellencamp songs and will try to mail them all when I get
time (such as "Hurt So Good", "Crumblin Down" and "Authority
I will start with PINK HOUSES as it got the most votes.
This is also from a book of Mellencamp stuff (as opposed to
a bodgy interpretation by me).
PINK HOUSES (From the album "Uh-huh")
- Medium Rock Beat
The chords are: G C G C G
There's a black man with a black cat
livin' in a black neighbourhood
He's got an interstate running through his front yard.
F C G
You know, he thinks he's got it so good
And there`s a woman in the kitchen cleanin' up the evening slop.
And he looks at her and says, "Hey darlin',
I can remember when you could stop a clock"
Oh, but ain't that Amer-i-ca, for you and me!-
Oh, but ain't that Amer-i-ca, somethin' to see, baby!
Oh, but ain't that Amer-i-ca, home of the free!---
Yeah, little pink houses for you and me,
Oh-- yeah, for you and me.
Well there's a young man in a T-shirt
listin' to a rockin' rollin' station.
He's got greasy hair and a greasy smile that says,
"Lord, this must be my destination"
'Cause they told me when I was younger, "Boy, you gonna be President"
But just like ev'rything else, those old crazy dreams just kinda came
Repeat Chorus and Intro
Well there's people and more people. What do they know?----
Got to work in some high rise and vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico.
And there's winners and there's losers, but they ain't no big deal.
`Cause the simple man, baby, pays for the thrills, the bills,
and the pills that kill.
G 3 x 0 0 0 3
C x 3 2 0 1 0
F 1 3 3 2 1 1 (E-shaped barre)
University Of Queensland
St Lucia AUSTRALIA
"If you really want to taste some cool success, better learn to play guitar
Play guitar - play guitar, play guitar - play guitar ... "
JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
(Or whatever he calls himself now!)