"Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)"
By John Mellencamp
Transcribed by Matt McClain
(Divine Inspiration by Tiffany Waggoner)
This song is played in "G" but you tune down 1/2 step, so it is really in Gb.
I guess John thinks he's in Alice In Chains or something.
I have typed this in by memory, so this may not be 100% accurate,
but it is fun to play.
I like to slow this song down and play it on my friend's 12 string.
[Alternate between G and D chords]
[Main Riff] (in Gb major scale- very easy to pick up)
Eb:-7----10-7--- Then you can play anything in the Gb
Bb:---10------8- major scale to connect this riff
Gb:------------- when it repeats at various intervals
Db:------------- in the song.
[Alternate b/w G and D chords]
In a hand-painted night man
Gypsy Scotty your partner
The Hotel Flamenco wearing black market shoes
Am [Alternate b/w G&D]
This loud Cuban band is crucifying John Lennon
No one wants to be lonely
Am [Alternate b/w G and D]
No one wants to sing the blues
She's perched like a parrot on his tuxedo shoulder
Christ, whatcha doing here
When you could be dancing with me
She stirs the ice with her elegant finger
I want to be what she's drinking
Yeah, I just want to be
I saw you first
I'm the first one tonight
I saw you first
Don't that give me the right
To move around your heart
Everyone was looking
But I saw you first
[Alternate between G & D]
On a ???? battered road
Where blah blah blah blah blah blah
Gypsy Scotty's driving his big long yellow car
She rides like a bird over his shoulder
She whispers in his ear, "Boy, you are my star."
In a bone colored dawn
Me and old Gypsy Scotty's singing
Radio is playing
She left her shoes out in the bed
Tells me some story about some girl he knows in Kentucky
He just made that story up
There ain't no girl like that
CHORUS and fade
NOTE: You can try changing from Am to Am7 in the verses to give
the song more jangle.
This posting is for Tiffany. I love her very very very very much.
She is the reason that I write and play music.
I welcome any corrections and additions.
Please E-mail me the correct lyrics if you got 'em.
Somewhere in Mississippi