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Rick Springfield - Jessies Girl Ukulele

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Jessies Girl Ukulele
Version #1
Rick Springfield


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[CHORDS]
    D  A  G  B
A|--0--0--2--1-----|
E|--2--0--3--1-----|
C|--2--1--2--2-----|
g|--2--2--0--3-----|

For the bridge, we play the G-D-A differently to simulate the synth. G is the same but the
D and the A use the G shape up the neck. I'll denote with an *

    G  D* A*
A|--2--9--4--|
E|--3--10-5--|
C|--2--9--4--|
g|--x--x--x--|

In the chorus, where it goes A BB A B A after "Jessie's girl!", if you aren't
fast enough to change from A to B, just play it like this:
    A B B A  B A
A|--x-x-x-x--x-x--|
E|--x-x-x-x--x-x--|
C|--1-3-3-1--3-1--|
g|--2-4-4-2--4-2--|

Finally, the interlude replicates the chorus riff but lower: we'll slide into G# here
   F#  G#
A|--1--3--|
E|--2--4--|
C|--1--3--|
g|--3--5--|


In the verse, play each chord twice. Like this: DD-AA-BB (brief pause) GG-AA-DD

[Intro]
D D - A A - B B (brief pause) G G - A A - D D
D D - A A - B B (brief pause) G G - A A - D D

[Verse 1]
D      A    B           G  A  D
Jessie is a friend
         D         A      B              G         A     D
(Yeah I) know he's been a good friend of mine
      D      A           B                     G       A D
(But) lately something's changed  (That ain't) hard to define
           D      A      B               G     A        D
(Jessie's) got himself a girl    (And I) wanna make her mine


[Pre-Chorus]
D      A           B               G  A  D
And she's watching with those eyes
         D         A      B              G         A     D
And she's lovin' him with that body    I just know it
         D         A      B              G         A     D
And he's holding her in his arms late, late at night


[Chorus]
PM------------------------ A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
You know I wish that I had Jessie's girl
                  A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
D           B      G          D (play staccato and pause)
Where can I find a woman like that?


[Verse 2]
         D     A             B     G  A  D
(I play) along with this charade
       D       A       B    G      A  D
(That) doesn't seem to be a reason to change
             D    A  B                    G     A       D
(You know I) feel so dirty    (When they) start talking cute
          D        A      B                  G        A        D
(I wanna) tell her that I love her   But the point is probably moot


[Pre-Chorus]
D      A    B           G  A  D
And she's watching him with those eyes
         D         A      B              G         A     D
And she's lovin' him with that body    I just know it
         D         A      B              G         A     D
And he's holding her in his arms late, late at night


[Chorus]
PM------------------------ A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
A
You know I wish that I had Jessie's girl
                  A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
D           B      G          D (brief pause, then "like," then start again)
Where can I find a woman like that?
     A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
Like Jessie's girl

                  A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
D           B      G          D
Where can I find  a woman...
D           B       G          D (brief pause then into the bridge)
Where can I find  a woman like that


[Bridge]
G (pm---) D* (pm--) A* (pm-------)    x2

G (pm---) D* (pm--)      A* (pm------------)
And I'm   lookin' in the mirror all the time
G (pm---) D* (pm--)      A* (pm------------)
Wonderin' what she don't see in me
G (pm---) D* (pm--)        A* (pm------------)
I've been funny; I've been cool with the lines
G (pm---)      D* (pm--)  A* (let ring)
Ain't that the way love's supposed to be?

[Interlude]
F# B B B  F# G# G# F# G# F#    x3


D           B      G          D (play staccato and pause)
Where can I find a woman like that?

[Solo]
A|---------------------|-7--------------------|-----12------|-5--------5-------|
E|---------------------|--7---10-7--10--------|-12b----r12~-|---7-6-5----7-6-5-|
C|--2222-2222-2222-2~--|---9------9----9b11r9-|-------------|------------------|
g|---------------------|----------------------|-------------|------------------|

A|--7b9-(hold)9-r8r7-5-|-10-9-7----7-----|--------4---|------------------|
E|---------------------|--------10---10--|----5-7---5-|-/7-5-7-9-10~--5~-|
C|---------------------|-----------------|-/6---------|------------------|
g|---------------------|-----------------|------------|------------------|

[Chorus]
                            A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
You know I wish that I had Jessie's girl
                  A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
        A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
I want Jessie's girl
D           B      G          D
Where can I find a woman like that?
     A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
Like Jessie's girl
                  A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
I wish that I had Jessie's girl
               A  D     D    D       A B B A B A
I want, I want Jessie's girl

[Outro]
A D D  A B A G D            
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