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Mellencamp John - Key West Intermezzo Tabs

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Key West Intermezzo Tabs

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Mellencamp John
"Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)"
 By John Mellencamp
 (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
 C         G
 I saw you first
         D           G
 I'm the first one tonight
 C         G
 I saw you first
            D           G
 Don't that give me the right
 C        G
 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.
 Matt McClain
 Somewhere in Mississippi
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