American Pie chords ver. 2 with lyrics by Don Mclean - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Don Mclean – American Pie chords ver. 2

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American Pie chords
Don McLean

G D Em A long, long time ago,
Am C Em DI can still remember, how that music used to make me smile.
G D Em Am C And I knew if I had my chance, that I could make those people dance,
Em C Dand maybe they'd by happy for a while.
Em Am Em Am But February made me shiver, with every paper I'd deliver.
C G Am C D Bad news on the doorstep; I couldn't take one more step
G D Em Am DI can't remember if I cried, when I read about his widowed bride;
G D Em C D7 G C Gsomething touched me deep inside, the day the music died.
G C G D G C So, bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
G D G C G D levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Em A7 Em D7this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die.
G Am, C Am Did you write the book of love, and do you have faith in God above,
Em D G D Em if the Bible tells you so? Now do you believe in rock and roll,
Am C Em A7 D7can music save your mortal soul? And can you teach me how to dance real slow?
Em Am Em Am Well I know that you're in love with him, 'cause I saw you dancing in the gym
C G A7 C D7 You both kicked off your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues!
G D Em Am CI was a lonely teenage bronching buck, with a pink carnation and a pick-up truck.
G D Em C D7 G C G But I knew I was out of luck the day, the music died.
G D7I started singing....
G C G D G C Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
G D G C G D levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Em A7 Em D7this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die.
G Am C Am Now for ten years, we've been on our own; and moss grows fat on a rolling stone,
Em D G D Em but that's not how it used to be. When the jester sang for the King and
Am C Em A7 D7Queen, in a coat he borrowed from James Dean, and a voice that came from you and me
Em Am Em Am Oh, and while the king was looking down, the jester stole his thorny crown;
C G A7 C D7 the court room was adjourned, no verdict was returned.
G D Em Am CAnd while Lennon read a book on Marx, the quartet practiced in the park;
G D Em C D7 G C G and we sang dirges in the dark, the day the music died,
D7we were singing
G C G D G C Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
G D G C G D levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Em A7 Em D7this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die..
G Am C Am Helter skelter in the summer swelter, the birds flew off with a fallout shelter;
Em D G D Em eight miles high and falling fast. It landed foul on the grass,
Am C Em A7 D7the players tried for a forward pass; with the jester on the sidelines in a cast
Em Am Em Am The half time air was sweet perfume, while the sergeants played a marching tune;
C G A7 C D7 we all got up to dance, but we never got the chance. 'Cause
G D Em Am Cthe players tried to take the field, but the marching band refused to yield
G D Em C D7 G C G Do you recall what was revealed, the day the music died?
D7We started singing
G C G D G C Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
G D G C G D levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Em A7 Em D7this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die..
G Am C Am Oh, and there we were all in one place, a generation lost in space;
Em D G D Em with no time left, to start again. So come on, Jack be nimble, jack be quick,
Am C Em A7 D7Jack flash sat on a candlestick, 'cause fire is the devil's only friend.
Em Am Em Am And as I watched him on the stage, my hands were clenched in fists of rage.
C G A7 C D7 No angel born in hell, could break that Satan’s spell
G D Em Am CAnd as the flames climbed high into the night, to light the sacrificial rite;
G D Em C D7 G C G I saw Satan laughing with delight, the day the music died.
D7We were singing
G C G D G C Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
G D G C G D levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Em A7 Em D7this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die..
G D Em I met a girl who sang the blues so,
Am C Em D I asked her for some happy news; but she just smiled and turned away.
G D Em Am C I went down to the sacred store, where I heard the music years before,
Em C D Embut the man there said the music wouldn't play. And in the streets
Am Em Am the children screamed, the lovers cried and the poets dreamed.
C G Am C D But not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken.
G D Em Am D And the three men I admire most: the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
G D Em C D7 G They caught the last train for the coast the day, the music died.
D7 And they were singing
G C G D G C Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
G D G C G D levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Em A7 Em D7this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die..
D7 And they were singing
G C G D G C Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
G D G C G D levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
C D7 G C G this'll be the day that I die
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