check it out

John Mellencamp


Check It Out - John Mellancamp (J.Mellancamp)
               The Lonesome Jubilee

Intro: This is played by an accordin or violin, can't tell but the tab follows.  
(The 023 notes are a quick hammer on.)

D----2--------------2------------2--------------2---2--------2--2---
A-023--3-2-0-----023--3-2-----023--3-2-0-----023--3-------023--3----
E------------3-------------3-------------3------------3-----------3-

During the verses, C and G are open chords, then the F G combo are each barre
chords on the first and third frets, respectively.

C
A million poets
G
Screamin' out their words
     C
To a world full of people
     G
Just livin' to be heard
C
Future generations
              G
Ridin' on the highways that we built
  F                     G 
I hope they have better understanding

         C 
Check it out
                 G
Goin' to work on Monday
         C
Check it out
               G
Got yourself a family
         C
Check it out
             G  
All utility bills have been paid
    F                                   G
You can't tell your best buddy that you love him
            C
So check it out
               G
Where does our time go
         C
Check it out
                         G                    
Got a brand new house in escrow
         C
Check it out
                        G
Sleepin' with your back to your loved one
        F                            G
This is all that we've learned about happiness


Intro


         C
Check it out
                          G
Forgot to say hello to my neighbors
         c
Check it out
                            G
Sometimes I question my own behavior
         C
Check it out
                        G
Talkin' about the girls that we've seen on the sly
        F                                   G  
Just to tell our souls that we're still the young lions
            C
So check it out
                     G
Gettin' too drunk on Saturdays
         C
Check it out
                                 G
Playin football with the kids on Sundays
         C
Check it out
                    G
Soarin' with eagles all week long
            F                            G
And this is all that we've learned about living
        F                            G
This is all that we've learned about living


Lead Guitar (nearly the same as the intro, but with the change noted)

D----2--------------2------------2--------------2---5--
A-023--3-2-0-----023--3-2-----023--3-2-0-----023--3------
E------------3-------------3-------------3---------------

Then, jam with the following chords
Barre C (3rd fret)  Barre G (3rd fret)
Repeat twice
Barre F (lst fret)  Barre G (3rd fret)

C
A million your poets  
G
Screamin' out their words
C
Maybe someday
      G
Those words will be heard
   C 
By future generations
              G
Ridin' on the highways that we built
F                           G
Maybe they'll have a better understanding
         F
Check it out
                           G
Hope they'll have a better understanding
         F
Check it out
                            G
Maybe they'll have a better understanding
         F
Check it out
                            G
Maybe they'll have a better understanding
         F
Check it out
                             G
Hope they will have a better understanding


Intro (With the lyrics "Check it out" interspersed.)
Then, the fade with the first two phrases of the intro, followed by the
vocal lines "Check it out".









































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