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American Pie  by Don Mclean

American Pie chords by Don Mclean (Ver. 3)

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American Pie chords
Don McLean

  Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramD MajorD    Chord diagramE minorEm
Chord diagramA augmentedA long, long time ago,
Chord diagramA minorAm            Chord diagramC majorC                Chord diagramE minorEm            Chord diagramD MajorD
I can still remember, how that music used to make me smile.
    Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD      Chord diagramE minorEm           Chord diagramA minorAm                 Chord diagramC majorC
And I knew if I had my chance, that I could make those people dance,
    Chord diagramE minorEm              Chord diagramC majorC           Chord diagramD MajorD
and maybe they'd by happy for a while.
    Chord diagramE minorEm       Chord diagramA minorAm                   Chord diagramE minorEm          Chord diagramA minorAm
But February made me shiver, with every paper I'd deliver.
Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramA minorAm          Chord diagramC majorC             Chord diagramD MajorD
Bad news on the doorstep; I couldn't take one more step
  Chord diagramG+G       Chord diagramD MajorD      Chord diagramE minorEm                 Chord diagramA minorAm             Chord diagramD MajorD
I can't remember if I cried, when I read about his widowed bride;
Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD MajorD          Chord diagramE minorEm               Chord diagramC majorC       Chord diagramD7D7    Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramG+G
something touched me deep inside, the day the music died.

    Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD             Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC
So, bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD MajorD         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramD7D7
this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die.

Chord diagramG+G                 Am,                  Chord diagramC majorC                 Chord diagramA minorAm
Did you write the book of love, and do you have faith in God above,
       Chord diagramE minorEm    Chord diagramD MajorD                     Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramD MajorD        Chord diagramE minorEm
if the Bible tells you so?  Now do you believe in rock and roll,
    Chord diagramA minorAm              Chord diagramC majorC                 Chord diagramE minorEm                      Chord diagramA7A7         Chord diagramD7D7
can music save your mortal soul?  And can you teach me how to dance real slow?
       Chord diagramE minorEm                  Chord diagramA minorAm                      Chord diagramE minorEm              Chord diagramA minorAm
Well I know that you're in love with him, 'cause I saw you dancing in the gym
    Chord diagramC majorC    Chord diagramG+G               Chord diagramA7A7           Chord diagramC majorC                    Chord diagramD7D7
You both kicked off your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues!
        Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramD MajorD       Chord diagramE minorEm                     Chord diagramA minorAm                   Chord diagramC majorC
I was a lonely teenage bronching buck, with a pink carnation and a pick-up truck.
      Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramD MajorD     Chord diagramE minorEm              Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramD7D7    Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramG+G
But I knew I was out of luck the day, the music died.
Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD7D7
I started singing....

Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD             Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD MajorD         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramD7D7
this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die.

        Chord diagramG+G                     Chord diagramA minorAm              Chord diagramC majorC                   Chord diagramA minorAm
Now for ten years, we've been on our own; and moss grows fat on a rolling stone,
    Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramD MajorD            Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramD MajorD            Chord diagramE minorEm
but that's not how it used to be. When the jester sang for the King and

            Chord diagramA minorAm               Chord diagramC majorC                      Chord diagramE minorEm                   Chord diagramA7A7      Chord diagramD7D7
Queen, in a coat he borrowed from James Dean, and a voice that came from you and me

        Chord diagramE minorEm                 Chord diagramA minorAm                Chord diagramE minorEm               Chord diagramA minorAm
Oh, and while the king was looking down, the jester stole his thorny crown;
    Chord diagramC majorC          Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramA7A7          Chord diagramC majorC             Chord diagramD7D7
the court room was adjourned, no verdict was returned.
          Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramD MajorD      Chord diagramE minorEm                Chord diagramA minorAm                Chord diagramC majorC
And while Lennon read a book on Marx, the quartet practiced in the park;
Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD      Chord diagramE minorEm               Chord diagramC majorC       Chord diagramD7D7    Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramG+G
and we sang dirges in the dark, the day the music died,
        Chord diagramD7D7
we were singing

Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD             Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD MajorD         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramD7D7
this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die..

Chord diagramG+G              Chord diagramA minorAm                         Chord diagramC majorC                     Chord diagramA minorAm
Helter skelter in the summer swelter, the birds flew off with a fallout shelter;
Chord diagramE minorEm                           Chord diagramD MajorD        Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramD MajorD    Chord diagramE minorEm
eight miles high and falling fast. It landed foul on the grass,
    Chord diagramA minorAm                  Chord diagramC majorC                      Chord diagramE minorEm                      Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramD7D7
the players tried for a forward pass; with the jester on the sidelines in a cast
    Chord diagramE minorEm                Chord diagramA minorAm                       Chord diagramE minorEm                 Chord diagramA minorAm
The half time air was sweet perfume, while the sergeants played a marching tune;
   Chord diagramC majorC       Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramA7A7            Chord diagramC majorC             Chord diagramD7D7
we all got up to dance, but we never got the chance. 'Cause
    Chord diagramG+G       Chord diagramD MajorD        Chord diagramE minorEm                      Chord diagramA minorAm              Chord diagramC majorC
the players tried to take the field, but the marching band refused to yield
   Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramD MajorD         Chord diagramE minorEm                Chord diagramC majorC       Chord diagramD7D7    Chord diagramG+G  Chord diagramC majorC  Chord diagramG+G
Do you recall what was revealed, the day the music died?
           Chord diagramD7D7
We started singing

Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD             Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD MajorD         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramD7D7
this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die..

        Chord diagramG+G                 Chord diagramA minorAm              Chord diagramC majorC          Chord diagramA minorAm
Oh, and there we were all in one place, a generation lost in space;
     Chord diagramE minorEm                      Chord diagramD MajorD                 Chord diagramG+G       Chord diagramD MajorD       Chord diagramE minorEm
with no time left, to start again. So come on, Jack be nimble, jack be quick,
Chord diagramA minorAm                  Chord diagramC majorC                   Chord diagramE minorEm          Chord diagramA7A7           Chord diagramD7D7
Jack flash sat on a candlestick, 'cause fire is the devil's only friend.
    Chord diagramE minorEm               Chord diagramA minorAm               Chord diagramE minorEm                     Chord diagramA minorAm
And as I watched him on the stage, my hands were clenched in fists of rage.
   Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramG+G       Chord diagramA7A7          Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramD7D7
No angel born in hell, could break that Satan's spell
           Chord diagramG+G              Chord diagramD MajorD      Chord diagramE minorEm               Chord diagramA minorAm             Chord diagramC majorC
And as the flames climbed high into the night, to light the sacrificial rite;
      Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramD MajorD        Chord diagramE minorEm                Chord diagramC majorC       Chord diagramD7D7    Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramG+G
I saw Satan laughing with delight, the day the music died.
        Chord diagramD7D7
We were singing

Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD             Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD MajorD         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramD7D7
this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die..

  Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramD MajorD        Chord diagramE minorEm
I met a girl who sang the blues so,
  Chord diagramA minorAm                 Chord diagramC majorC               Chord diagramE minorEm                  Chord diagramD MajorD
I asked her for some happy news; but she just smiled and turned away.
Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramD MajorD           Chord diagramE minorEm                    Chord diagramA minorAm              Chord diagramC majorC
I went down to the sacred store, where I heard the music years before,
        Chord diagramE minorEm                 Chord diagramC majorC              Chord diagramD MajorD         Chord diagramE minorEm
but the man there said the music wouldn't play. And in the streets
    Chord diagramA minorAm                      Chord diagramE minorEm                  Chord diagramA minorAm
the children screamed, the lovers cried and the poets dreamed.
    Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramA minorAm          Chord diagramC majorC                     Chord diagramD MajorD
But not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken.
        Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD MajorD   Chord diagramE minorEm             Chord diagramA minorAm                  Chord diagramD MajorD
And the three men I admire most: the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
Chord diagramG+G               Chord diagramD MajorD          Chord diagramE minorEm                Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramD7D7    Chord diagramG+G
They caught the last train for the coast the day, the music died.
              Chord diagramD7D7
And they were singing

Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD             Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD MajorD         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramD7D7
this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die..

              Chord diagramD7D7
And they were singing

Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD             Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the
Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD MajorD         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
levee was dry. Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing
Chord diagramC majorC              Chord diagramD7D7         Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC Chord diagramG+G
this'll be the day that I die


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