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Don Mclean tabs for American pie

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NNTP-Posting-Host: tornado.berkeley.edu

I think this song has been posted before, but not with chords with every

verse, which I for one needed to be able to play it.  It's a really long song,
but can fit on two pages if you cut some extras.
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.                   AMERICAN PIE   (Don Mclean)      (SIMPed  by Sennet)
.  A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE minorEm
A chord diagramA augmentedA long, long ...
A chord diagramA minorAm             A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramE minorEm                     A chord diagramD MajorD
I can still remember how that ...
.   A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramE minorEm             A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramC majorC
And I knew if I had my chance that I ...
.   A chord diagramE minorEm               A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD
and maybe they'd by ...
A chord diagramE minorEm            A chord diagramA minorAm             A chord diagramE minorEm              A chord diagramA minorAm
But February made me shiver ....
.C       A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramD MajorD
Bad news on the doorstep.  I ...
.  A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE minorEm             A chord diagramAm7Am7            A chord diagramD MajorD
I can't remember if I cried when I ...
A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramE minorEm              A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD7D7       A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG+G
Something touched me deep inside the ...
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Chorus:
.       A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramC majorC
.   So bye-bye, Miss American Pie....
.    A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramD MajorD
.   levee was dry, them good ole boys were ...
.   A chord diagramE minorEm                        A chord diagramA7A7      A chord diagramE minorEm                         A chord diagramD7D7
.   this'll be the day that I die,    This'l....__

verse:
A chord diagramG+G                 Am,                 A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramA minorAm
Did you write the book of love and do ...
.      A chord diagramE minorEm               A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramE minorEm
If the Bible tells you so__  Now do ...
.   A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramE minorEm                       A chord diagramA7A7           A chord diagramD7D7
Can music save your mortal soul...
.       A chord diagramE minorEm                 A chord diagramA minorAm                     A chord diagramE minorEm              A chord diagramA minorAm
Well I know that you're in love with him ...,
_    A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramA7A7            A chord diagramC majorC                    A chord diagramD7D7
You both kicked off your shoes,  Man I dig ...
.        A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE minorEm                   A chord diagramA minorAm                   A chord diagramC majorC
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck....
.   A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramE minorEm               A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD7D7     A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG+G
But I knew I was out of luck the day....
A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramD7D7
I started singing....     (chorus)
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.        A chord diagramG+G                    Am,            A chord diagramC majorC                   A chord diagramA minorAm
Now for ten years, we've been on our own ...
A chord diagramE minorEm                            A chord diagramD MajorD                   A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramD MajorD            A chord diagramE minorEm
But that's not how it used to be.Cause when ...
Queen
.    A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramC majorC                    A chord diagramE minorEm                   A chord diagramA7A7      A chord diagramD7D7
in a coat he borrowed from James Dean ...me__
.       A chord diagramE minorEm                 A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramE minorEm               A chord diagramA minorAm
Oh and while the king was looking down    ...
_    A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramA7A7         A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramD7D7
the court room was adjourned ....
.          A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramE minorEm                      A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC
And while Lennon read a book on Marx      ...
A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramE minorEm              A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramD7D7      A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG+G
and we sang dirges in the dark ....
A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramD7D7
I started singin'      (chorus)
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Chord fingering chart:
.       A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA       0 0 2 2 2 0    A chord diagramAm7Am7    0 0 2 0 1 0   A chord diagramD7D7      x x 0 2 1 2
A chord diagramA minorAm      0 0 2 2 1 0    A chord diagramC majorC      x 3 2 0 1 0   A chord diagramE minorEm      0 2 2 0 0 0
A chord diagramA7A7      0 0 2 0 2 0    A chord diagramD MajorD      x x 0 2 3 2   A chord diagramG+G       3 2 0 0 0 3
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Chorus:
.       A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramC majorC
.   So bye-bye, Miss American Pie.Drove my ...
.    A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramD MajorD
.   levee was dry, them good ole boys were ...
.   A chord diagramE minorEm                        A chord diagramA7A7      A chord diagramE minorEm                         A chord diagramD7D7
.   this'll be the day that I die,    ...
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A chord diagramG+G              Am,                         A chord diagramC majorC                    A chord diagramA minorAm
Helter skelter in the summer swelter_ the ...
A chord diagramE minorEm                           A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramE minorEm
Eight miles high and falling fast__  it ...
.    A chord diagramA minorAm                   A chord diagramC majorC                   A chord diagramE minorEm                      A chord diagramA7A7      A chord diagramD7D7
The players tried for a forward pass with the ..._
.   A chord diagramE minorEm                 A chord diagramA minorAm                      A chord diagramE minorEm                 A chord diagramA minorAm
The half time air was sweet perfume while ...
_  A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramA7A7              A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramD7D7
we all got up to dance___  but we ...
.    A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE minorEm                       A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC
the players tried to take the field, ...
.G       A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramE minorEm                       A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD7D7    A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG+G
Do you recall what was revealed  ...
A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramD7D7
I started singin'      (chorus)
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.   A chord diagramG+G                 Am,              A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramA minorAm
And there we were all in one place,  A chord diagramA augmentedA ...
.   A chord diagramE minorEm                       A chord diagramD MajorD                   A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramE minorEm
With no time left, to start again. So come on...
A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramC majorC                     A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramA7A7            A chord diagramD7D7
Jack flash sat on a candlestick.   'Cause ...
.   A chord diagramE minorEm               A chord diagramA minorAm               A chord diagramE minorEm                     A chord diagramA minorAm
And as I watched him on the stage  my hands ...
.  A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramA7A7              A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramD7D7
no angel born in hell__   could break ...
.  A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramE minorEm                      A chord diagramA minorAm            A chord diagramC majorC
And as the flames climbed high into the night ...
A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramE minorEm                 A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD7D7     A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG+G
I_ saw Satan laughing with delight....
A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramD7D7
we were singin'     (chorus)
.
.  A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramE minorEm
I met a girl who sang ...
.  A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramE minorEm                                A chord diagramD MajorD
I asked her for some happy news but she ....
. A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramE minorEm                      A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC
I went down to the sacred store.  Where I ....
.       A chord diagramE minorEm                 A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramD MajorD
But the man there said the ...
A chord diagramE minorEm                  A chord diagramA minorAm                    A chord diagramE minorEm                   A chord diagramA minorAm
in the streets the children screamed, the ....
.    A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC                          A chord diagramD MajorD
But not a word was spoken.__  The church...
.         A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramE minorEm               A chord diagramAm7Am7                 A chord diagramD MajorD
And the three men I admire most:  the ...
.     A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramE minorEm                 A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD7D7     A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG+G
They caught the last train for ....
A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramD7D7                              A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramD7D7         A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramG+G
And they were singing:(chorus twice, ending: this'll be the day that I die)
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Chord fingering chart:
.       A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramA augmentedA       0 0 2 2 2 0    A chord diagramAm7Am7    0 0 2 0 1 0    A chord diagramD7D7     x x 0 2 1 2
A chord diagramA minorAm      0 0 2 2 1 0    A chord diagramC majorC      x 3 2 0 1 0   A chord diagramE minorEm      0 2 2 0 0 0
A chord diagramA7A7      0 0 2 0 2 0    A chord diagramD MajorD      x x 0 2 3 2   A chord diagramG+G       3 2 0 0 0 3
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Are there a lot of chord changes or what?
(some people play this song with the intro and the end having the same
chords.  If you figure it out, could you send me a copy?
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SIMP format:.  If you also need chords with every verse and like the printout
for this song, check out the following "But I Might Die Tonight" post.
I have a fair number of other songs in this format and am interested in
exchanging them.
Most wanted:
Old Cheap Trick hits, and Cat Stevens from "Harold and Maude"
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.                 .           Hope you enjoy the song!
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Humor break:
A-  "The Education President"
B-  "No New Taxes"
C-  "The Environmental" (that's a good one) "President"
.              Hmmm, batting three for three.
Read my lips:  Somebody will SAY ANYTHING to get elected.
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.              "Happiness is a learned condition"    --Tom Robbins
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.                                      Sennet@OCF.berkeley.EDU

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