American Anthem chords with lyrics by Norah Jones - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Norah Jones – American Anthem chords

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From Ken Burns' documentary, "The War"

American Anthem, covered by Norah Jones


[PIANO INTRO]
C - G/B Am
F - C/E Dm
F D7/F# Dm7/G - G7 -


[VERSE 1]
C G/B AmAll we've been given, by
Dm7 C/Ethose who came before, the
Am Dm7dream of a nation, where
F Gfreedom would endure, the
F G Am7work and prayers of centuries, have
Dm7 E7brought us to this day
Dm7 C/EWhat shall be our legacy? What
F G7will our children say?
[CHORUS]
C G/B Am7Let them say of me, I was
Dm7 C/Eone who believed, in
Am Dm7sharing the blessings
FM7 G7I received, let me
C G/B Amknow in my heart, when my
Dm7 E7days are through
Dm C/E F FM7/DAmerica America, I
Dm7/G G7 C (piano: C major arpeggio into bridge) gave my best to you [PIANO BRIDGE] Am F Dm7 F D7/F# Dm7/G G6 [VERSE 2]
C G/B Am7Each generation from the
Dm7 C/Eplains to distant shore with the
Am7 Dmgifts that they were given, were
F Gdetermined to leave more
C G/B Am7Battles fought together, acts of
Dm7 E/G#conscience fought alone
Dm7 C/Ethese are the seeds from which
F G7America has grown
[CHORUS]
C CM7/B AmLet them say of me, I was
Dm7 C/Eone who believed, in
Am7 Dm7sharing the blessings that
FM7 G7I received, let me
C G/B Amknow in my heart, when my
Dm7 Edays are through
Dm7 C/E F DmAmerica America, I
Dm7/G G7 C (piano: C major arpeggio into solo) gave my best to you [PIANO SOLO] C G/B Am7 F Dm7 F D7/F# Dm7/G G7#5 [VERSE 3]
C G/B Am7For those who think they
Dm7 C/Ehave nothing to share, who
Am C/Gfear in their hearts, there
F G7is no hero there, know each
FM7 Dm7/G Amquiet act of dignity is
Dm7 E/G#that which fortifies the
Dm7 C/E soul of a nation
F G7that will never die
[CHORUS]
C G/B AmLet them say of me, I was
Dm7 C/Eone who believed in
Am7 Dmsharing the blessings
F G7I received, let me
C/E CM7/B Am7know in my heart, when my
Dm E/G#days are through
Dm7 C/E F Dm7America America, I
Dm7/G G7 Am C/Ggave my best to you...
Dm C/E F D7/F#America (PIANO finishes 2nd "America"), I
C/G G7 Cgave my best to you.
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