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John Mellancamp - Death Letter (Chord)
Submitter: cotswoldkid (222) on 8/11/17
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Death Letter.
John Mellencamp.
Album: Trouble No More.
Tuning: Open DD-A-D-F#-A-D- Capo 5

Chords:
• 	 A7sus4 X02100
• 	 D3     004300
• 	 G      X20120
• 	 A7sus2 002102

Intro: Strike open lower ‘A’ String (3 times)/lower ‘A’ String 3rd Fret (1)/
open lower ‘A’ String (1)/lower ‘D’ string 5th Fret (1)/ open lower ‘A’ String (1)/
open lower D’ once sliding from fret 2 upto fret 3 (3 times) finishing on open lower ‘D’

Riff: Strike lower ‘D’ Open, then 1st Fret, 2nd Fret to A7sus4 sliding upto D3
      
All following verses are the same as below; 
 
   Riff:                A7sus4 D3 Riff:                 A7sus4 D3
(1)I got a letter this morning,   what do you reckon it read?
    Riff:  A7sus4 D3 Riff:               A7sus4 D3
   "Hurry, hurry,    the one you love is dead."?
   G                                                       Riff: A7sus4 D3 (Twice)
   I got a letter this morning, what do you reckon it read?
   Asus2                       G                       Riff: A7sus4 D3 (Twice)
   It said, "Hurry, hurry, the woman you love is dead?"

(2)So, I grabbed up my suitcase, headed off down the road,
   When I got there she was layin’ on a cooling board,
   I grabbed up my suitcase, headed off down the road,
   When I got there she was laid out on a cooling board.

(3)Well, I walked up right close, looked down in her face,
   I said good God gal, you gotta’ lay here ‘til Judgement Day,
   Well, I walked up right close, looked right down in her face,
   I said the good God ole gal, you gotta’ lay here that Judgement Day.

(4)Well it looked like to me 10,000 people standing ‘round,
   I didn't know I loved her ‘til the sun went down,
   Well looked like 10,000 people standing round the burial ground,
   You know I didn't know I loved her ‘til they laid her body in the ground.

(5)Lord, have mercy on my wicked soul,
   I wouldn't mistreat you baby, for my weight in gold,
   I said, Lord have mercy, on my wicked soul,
   You know I wouldn't mistreat nobody baby, for my weight in gold.

(6)Well I folded up my arms and I slowly walked away,
   I said, "Farewell honey, I'll see you on Judgement Day"
   Well I folded up my arms and I slowly walked away,
   I said, "Farewell, farewell, I'll see you that Judgement Day."

(7)You know I didn't feel so bad, ‘til the sun went down,
   I didn't have a soul to throw my arms around,
   You know I didn't feel so bad, ‘til that sun went down,
   I didn't have a nobody to throw my arms around.

(8)Then I went back to my room, I bowed down to pray,
   The blues came along and took my spirit away,
   I went back to my room, I said I bowed down to pray,
   I said the blues came along and took my spirit away.

(9)Hush now I thought her call my name, it sound so loud, it sound so plain. 
   Hush now I thought her call my name, it sound so loud, it sound so plain. 


Apologies drawing tabs take’s too much time!

Lyrics are similar to John Mellencamp version modified to fit. 









 
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