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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.)

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
To a [C]world full of people
Just [G]livin' to be heard
[C]Future generations
Ridin' on the [G]highways that we built
I [F]hope they have better [G]understanding
Check it [C]out
Goin' to work on [G]Monday
Check it [C]out
Got yourself a [G]family
Check it [C]out
All utility b[G]ills have been paid
You [F]can't tell your best buddy that you [G]love him
So check it [C]out
Where does our [G]time go
Check it [C]out
Got a brand new house in [G]escrow
Check it [C]out
Sleepin' with your back [G]to your loved one
This is [F]all that we've learned about [G]happiness
Check it [C]out
Forgot to say hello to my [G]neighbors
Check it out
Sometimes I question my own [G]behavior
Check it [C]out
Talkin' about the girls [G]that we've seen on the sly
Just to [F]tell our souls that we're still the [G]young lions
So check it [C]out
Gettin' too drunk on [G]Saturdays
Check it [C]out
Playin football with the kids on [G]Sundays
Check it [C]out
Soarin' with eagles [G]all week long
And this is [F]all that we've learned about [G]living
This is [F]all that we've learned about [G]living
Lead Guitar (nearly the same as the intro, but with the change noted)

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
Those [G]words will be heard
By [C]future generations
Ridin' on the [G]highways that we built
[F]Maybe they'll have a better [G]understanding
Check it [F]out
Hope they'll have a better [G]understanding
Check it [F]out
Maybe they'll have a better [G]understanding
Check it [F]out
Maybe they'll have a better [G]understanding
Check it [F]out
Hope they will have a better [G]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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