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American Pie  by Don Mclean

American Pie chords by Don Mclean (Ver. 4)

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American Pie - Guitar Chords
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  Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramD MajorD    Chord diagramE minor 7Em7
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 minor 7Em7
And I know if I had my chance,

     Chord diagramA minorAm                 Chord diagramC majorC                Chord diagramE minorEm              Chord diagramC majorC           Chord diagramD MajorD
That I could make those people dance and maybe they'd be 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 diagramAm7Am7            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
Something touched me deep inside

    Chord diagramC majorC       Chord diagramD7D7    Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC   Chord diagramG+G
The day the music died


CHORUS

   Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

         Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC            Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramD7D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die


VERSE

Chord diagramG+G                 Chord diagramA minorAm
Did you write the book of love

       Chord diagramC majorC                 Chord diagramA minorAm         Chord diagramE minorEm           Chord diagramD MajorD
And do you have faith in god above, if the bible tells you so?

Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramD MajorD          Chord diagramE minorEm
Do you believe in rock and roll

    Chord diagramAm7Am7            Chord diagramC majorC                     Chord diagramE minorEm                      Chord diagramA7A7        Chord diagramD MajorD
Can music save your mortal soul and can you teach me how to dance real slow?

       Chord diagramE minorEm                  Chord diagramD MajorD                     Chord diagramE minorEm              Chord diagramD MajorD
Well I know that you're in love with him  'cuz I saw you dancin' 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 broncin' buck with a pink carnation and a pickup 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, I started singin'

CHORUS

   Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

         Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC            Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramD7D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die



VERSE

         Chord diagramG+G                   Chord diagramA minorAm
Now for ten years we've been on our own,
      Chord diagramC majorC                   Chord diagramA minorAm         Chord diagramE minorEm                      Chord diagramD MajorD
and moss grows fat on a rolling stone but that's not how it used to be
          Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramD MajorD             Chord diagramE minorEm
When the jester sang for the king and queen
     Chord diagramAm7Am7                Chord diagramC majorC                   Chord diagramE minorEm                      Chord diagramA7A7     Chord diagramD MajorD
in a coat he borrowed from James Dean in a voice that came from you and me
     Chord diagramE minorEm                  Chord diagramD MajorD               Chord diagramE minorEm                 Chord diagramD MajorD
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 courtroom was adjourned, no verdict was returned
          Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD    Chord diagramE minorEm               Chord diagramA minorAm                Chord diagramC majorC
And while Lenin 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, we were singin'



CHORUS

   Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

         Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC            Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramD7D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die


VERSE

Chord diagramG+G                   Chord diagramA minorAm
Helter skelter in a summer swelter
Chord diagramC majorC                      Chord diagramA minorAm                  Chord diagramE minorEm                   Chord diagramD MajorD
the birds flew off with a fallout shelter, eight miles high and fallin' fast
      Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramD MajorD     Chord diagramE minorEm
It landed foul on the grass
      Chord diagramAm7Am7                Chord diagramC majorC            Chord diagramE minorEm                             Chord diagramA7A7    Chord diagramD MajorD
the players tried for a forward pass, with the jester on the sidelines in
Chord diagramA augmentedA cast
         Chord diagramE minorEm                Chord diagramD MajorD                   Chord diagramE minorEm                  Chord diagramD MajorD
Now at halftime there was sweet perfume, while 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
          Chord diagramG+G      Chord diagramD MajorD         Chord diagramE minorEm                 Chord diagramA minorAm              Chord diagramC majorC
'Cuz the players tried to take the field, 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 the feel the day the music died, we started singin'


CHORUS

   Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

         Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC            Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramD7D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die



VERSE

     Chord diagramG+G                Chord diagramA minorAm
And there we were all in one place,
    Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramA minorAm            Chord diagramE minorEm                   Chord diagramD MajorD
a generation lost in space, with no time left to start again
            Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD    Chord diagramE minorEm               Chord diagramAm7Am7                 Chord diagramC majorC
So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack Flash sat on a candle
       Chord diagramE minorEm                            Chord diagramA7A7     Chord diagramD MajorD
stick, 'cuz fire is the devil's only friend
     Chord diagramE minorEm               Chord diagramD MajorD                Chord diagramE minorEm                     Chord diagramD MajorD
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 bread 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, he was singin'


CHORUS

   Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

         Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC            Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramA7A7   Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramD7D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die


LAST VERSE


  Chord diagramG+G     Chord diagramD MajorD        Chord diagramE minorEm
I met a girl who sang the blues

      Chord diagramA minorAm                 Chord diagramC majorC               Chord diagramE minorEm                          Chord diagramD MajorD
And I asked her for some happy news, but she just smiled and turned away

  Chord diagramG+G         Chord diagramD MajorD      Chord diagramE minorEm
I went down to the sacred store
          Chord diagramA minorAm              Chord diagramC majorC                     Chord diagramE minorEm                 Chord diagramC majorC
Where I'd heard the music years before, but the man there said the music
         Chord diagramD MajorD
wouldn't play

    Chord diagramE minorEm                 Chord diagramA minorAm                     Chord diagramE minorEm                   Chord diagramA minorAm
But in the streets 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 diagramAm7Am7     Chord diagramC majorC            Chord diagramD7D7
And the three men I admire most, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost

Chord diagramG+G               Chord diagramD MajorD          Chord diagramE minorEm                Chord diagramAm7Am7     Chord diagramD7D7    Chord diagramG+G
They caught the last train for the coast the day the music died,

Chord diagramD7D7
And they were singin'


FINAL CHORUS
   Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC        Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
So bye, bye Miss American Pie
         Chord diagramG+G            Chord diagramC majorC            Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramD MajorD
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         Chord diagramG+G        Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G           Chord diagramD MajorD
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Chord diagramC majorC                Chord diagramD7D7         Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramC majorC   Chord diagramG+G
Singin' this will be the day that I die.

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