Mellencamp John – Minutes To Memories tab

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From: "Scott A. Yanoff" 

John Mellencamp

Minutes to Memories  (From the album "Scarecrow")

CAPO on the 2nd FRET!

INTRO: Guitar #1: (Repeat 4 times) D C9 E--2-2-0-2-0-2----------0-2-0-2-0-2-(Reach with second finger)---------| B--3--------------------3----------------------------------------------| G--2--------------------0----------------------------------------------| D--0--------------------2----------------------------------------------| A--0--------------------3----------------------------------------------| E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar #2: (Comes in on 3rd repetition of above) E--2-(vibrato)----------2--3--5--7-5-3--------------------------------- On a Greyhound thirty miles beyond Jamestown D2 C9 He saw the sun set on the Tennessee line D2 C9 He looked at the young man who was riding beside him D2 C9 He said I'm old kind of worn out inside D2 C9 I worked my whole life in the steel mills of Gary D2 C9 And my father before me I helped build this land D2 C9 Now I'm seventy-seven and with God as my witness D2 C9 I earned every dollar that passed through my hands D2 C9 My family and friends are the best things I've known A G Through the eye of the needle I'll carry them home A G CHORUS: Days turn to minutes and minutes to memories D2 C9 G Life sweeps away the dreams that we have planned D2 C9 G You are young and you are the future D2 C9 G So suck it up and tough it out and be the best that you can A G INTRO, TWICE, BOTH GUITAR PARTS The rain hit the dog in the twilight's last gleaming He said Son it sounds like rattling old bones This highway is long but I know some that are longer By sunup tomorrow I guess I'll be home Through the hills of Kentucky 'cross the Ohio River The old man kept talking 'bout his life and his times He fell asleep with his head against the window He said an honest man's pillow is his peace of mind This world offers riches and riches will grow wings I don't take stock in those uncertain things CHORUS INTRO, 4 TIMES, FIRST GUITAR ONLY The old man had a vision but it was hard for me to follow I do things my way and I pay a high price When I think back on the old man and the bus ride Now that I'm older I can see he was right Another hot one out on highway eleven This is my life It's what I've chosen to do There are no free rides No one said it'd be easy The old man told me this my son I'm telling it to you CHORUS FADE WITH INTRO CHORD FORMATIONS: (CAPO on the 2nd FRET!) ----------------- D2 x 0 0 2 3 x C9 x 3 2 0 3 0 G 3 2 0 0 3 3 A 0 0 2 2 2 x
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