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Bruce Springsteen - American Land chords

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AMERICAN LAND

G                             C              G
What is this land of America, so many travel there
G                                        C               D
I'm going now while I'm still young, my darling meet me there
G                              C                  D
Wish me luck my lovely, I'll send for you when I can
          G        C           D        G            G / C / D / G
And we'll make our home in the American land

G                             C                       G
Over there all the woman wear silk and satin to their knees
G                                                         D
And children dear, the sweets, I hear, are growing on the trees
G                                                   D
Gold comes rushing out the river straight into your hands
       G         C           D        G            G / C / D / G
If you make your home in the American land

G                                  C                        G
There's diamonds in the sidewalks, there's gutters lined in song
G                                                         D
Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long
G                                                     D
There's treasure for the taking, for any hard working man
       G        C           D        G            G / C / D / G
Who’ll make his home in the American land

G       C      G      G      D      G      D      G / C / D / G

G                             C                 G
I docked at Ellis Island in a city of light and spire
G                                             D
I wandered to the valley of red-hot steel and fire
G                                                                 D
We made the steel that built the cities with the sweat of our two hands
    G        C           D        G            G / C / D / G
And made our home in the American land

 
G                                 C                        G
There's diamonds in the sidewalk, there's gutters lined in song
G                                                         D
Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long
G                                                     D
There's treasure for the taking, for any hard working man
         G        C           D        G            G / C / D / G
Who will make his home in the American land

C       G      C      C      D      C      G      G / C / D / G

G                           C                      G
McNicholas, the Posalski's, the Smiths, the Zurrilis too
G                                                    D
The Blacks, the Irish, Italians, the Germans and the Jews
G                                       D
Come across the water a 1000 miles from home
     G                C             D         G
with nothing in their bellies and a fire down below



G                                 C                   G
They died building the railroads, worked to bones and skin
G                                                             D
They died in the fields and factories, names scattered in the wind
G                                                        D
They died to get here a hundred years ago, they're dyin' now
    G                            C         D              G
The hands that built the country we're all trying to keep down

G                                 C                        G
There's diamonds in the sidewalk, there's gutters lined in song
G                                                         D
Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long
G                                                     D
There's treasure for the taking, for any hard working man
         G        C           D        G
Who will make his home in the American land (3 times)


D       G      D      D      A      D      A      D / G / A / D
C       G      C      C      D      C      G      
G / C / D / G  (3 times)
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