Song For Sam Cooke (here In America) by Dion

Song For Sam Cooke (here In America) chords by Dion

Guitar chords with lyrics

  • Tuning: Standard tuning
  • Difficulty: Beginner
SONG:  SONG FOR SAM COOKE (HERE IN AMERICA)
ARTIST: DION ft. PAUL SIMON
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL: AGUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM


            SONG FOR SAM COOKE
            (HERE IN AMERICA)
            DION ft. PAUL SIMON

INTRO:
G Em G Em

VERSE:
G               Em
We traveled this land back in nineteen sixty-two
G                Em
We played the places that were home to me and you
G          Em
We drove to Memphis, we rocked a set
G                  Em
We walked the streets at night and smoked a cigarette


CHORUS:
     C   Cmaj7
Here in America
Cmaj7 Em
Heeeeeeere in America
       Am        Am7
There was so much I didn`t know
      D
About the way that life could go

     Em  Em
Here in America


VERSE:
 G            Em
Down the block I saw the people stop and stare
 G              Em
You did your best to make a Yankee boy aware
G             Em
I never thought about the color of your skin
G             Em
I never worried `bout the hotel I was in


CHORUS:
     C       Cmaj7
Here in America (Woh oh woh oh)

Cmaj7 Em
Heeeeeeere in America (In America)
     Am        Am7
But the places I could stay
     D
They all made you walk away

     Em  Em
Here in America

G Em G Em


VERSE:
 G                Em
You were the man who earned the glory and the fame
 G                Em
But cowards felt that they could call you any name
 G         Em
You were the star, standing in the light
 G             Em
That won you nothing on a city street at night


CHORUS:
     C   Cmaj7
Here in America
Cmaj7 Em       Em
Heeeeeeere in America
     Am          Am7
You were told that we were free
       D
This land is made for you and me

     Em  Em Em Em
Here in America


VERSE:
 G               Em
You stayed more steady than a backbeat on a drum
 G              Em
You told me you believed a change was gonna come
 G          Em
You sang for freedom but lived life free
G             Em
I saw it in your smile and in your dignity


CHORUS:
     C   Cmaj7
Here in America
Cmaj7 Em       Em
Heeeeeeere in America
       Am         Am7
A preacher`s kid you`ll always be
       D
Singing the truth to set us free

     Em  Em
Here in America
     Em  Em Em Em
Here in America


VERSE:
 G               Em
You were a star when you were standing on a stage
G           Em
 I look back on it, I feel a burning rage
 G             Em
You sang `You Send Me`, I sang `I Wonder Why`
G            Em
I still wonder, you were way too young to die


CHORUS:
     C        Cmaj7
Here in America (ooooh, ooh ooh oooooh ooh)
     Em   Em
Here in America
       Am          Am7
Hey, Sam, I wish that you were near
  D
I wish that you were here


OUTRO:
     Em  Em
Here in America
     C   D
Here in America

 Em  Em
America
   C   D
In America
     Em  Em
Here in America

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