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American Pie Ukulele by Don Mclean

American Pie Ukulele chords by Don Mclean

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Tuning: G C E A (G C E A)


American Pie -
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 F   G  Dm7
A long, long time ago,

Dm      F        Am          G
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile

  F   G  Dm7
And I know if I had my chance,

   Dm         F        Am       F      G
That I could make those people dance and maybe they'd be happy for a while

  Am    Dm          Am     Dm
But February made me shiver, with every paper I'd deliver

F    F   Dm     F           G
Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step

 F     G    Am      Dm7      G
I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride

F     G     Am
Something touched me deep inside

  F    G7  F  F  F
The day the music died



CHORUS

  F  F    F    G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

     F      F      F    G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

     F    F         F      G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

    Am             D7  Am             G7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die

VERSE

F         Dm
Did you write the book of love

    F         Dm     Am      G
And do you have faith in god above, if the bible tells you so?

F   G     Am
Do you believe in rock and roll

  Dm7      F           Am           D7    G
Can music save your mortal soul and can you teach me how to dance real slow?

    Am         G           Am       G
Well I know that you're in love with him 'cuz I saw you dancin' in the gym

  F      F    D7      F          G7
You both kicked off your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues

    F   G    Am          Dm          F
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck with a pink carnation and a pickup truck

  F   G   Am       F    G7  F F F
But I knew I was out of luck the day the music died, I started singin'


CHORUS

  F  F    F    G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

     F      F      F    G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

     F    F         F      G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

    Am             D7  Am             G7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die



VERSE

     F          Dm
Now for ten years we've been on our own,
   F          Dm     Am           G
and moss grows fat on a rolling stone but that's not how it used to be
     F   G       Am
When the jester sang for the king and queen
   Dm7        F          Am           D7   G
in a coat he borrowed from James Dean in a voice that came from you and me
   Am         G        Am         G
And while the king was looking down, the jester stole his thorny crown
   F    F     D7  F       G7
The courtroom was adjourned, no verdict was returned
     F    G  Am        Dm        F
And while Lenin read a book on Marx, the quartet practiced in the park
  F    G   Am       F     G7   F F F
And we sang dirges in the dark the day the music died, we were singin'



CHORUS

  F  F    F    G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

     F      F      F    G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

     F    F         F      G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

    Am             D7  Am             G7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die


VERSE

F          Dm
Helter skelter in a summer swelter
F           Dm         Am          G
the birds flew off with a fallout shelter, eight miles high and fallin' fast
   F  G   Am
It landed foul on the grass
   Dm7        F      Am               D7  G
the players tried for a forward pass, with the jester on the sidelines in
D cast
     Am        G          Am         G
Now at halftime there was sweet perfume, while sergeants played a marching
Tune
F     F    D7   F         G7
We all got up to dance, but we never got the chance
     F   G     Am         Dm       F
'Cuz the players tried to take the field, the marching band refused to yield
  F  G     Am       F    G7    F F F
Do you recall what was the feel the day the music died, we started singin'


CHORUS

  F  F    F    G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

     F      F      F    G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

     F    F         F      G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

    Am             D7  Am             G7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die



VERSE

   F        Dm
And there we were all in one place,
  F    Dm      Am          G
a generation lost in space, with no time left to start again
      F    G  Am        Dm7         F
So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack Flash sat on a candle
    Am              D7   G
stick, 'cuz fire is the devil's only friend
   Am        G        Am           G
And as I watched him on the stage, my hands were clenched in fists of rage
  F   F    D7     F         G7
No angel born in Hell could bread that Satan's spell
      F        G   Am       Dm       F
And as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite
    F   G      Am      F   G7   F F F
I saw Satan laughing with delight the day the music died, he was singin'


CHORUS

  F  F    F    G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

     F      F      F    G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

     F    F         F      G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

    Am             D7  Am             G7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die


LAST VERSE


 F   G    Am
I met a girl who sang the blues

   Dm         F        Am             G
And I asked her for some happy news, but she just smiled and turned away

 F     G   Am
I went down to the sacred store
     Dm       F           Am         F
Where I'd heard the music years before, but the man there said the music
     G
wouldn't play

  Am         Dm           Am          Dm
But in the streets the children screamed, the lovers cried and the poets
dreamed

  F   F    Dm     F           G
But not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken

    F     G  Am       Dm7   F      G7
And the three men I admire most, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost

F        G     Am        Dm7   G7  F
They caught the last train for the coast the day the music died,

G7
And they were singin'


FINAL CHORUS
  F  F    F    G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie
     F      F      F    G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

     F    F         F      G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

    F        G7     F  F  F
Singin' this will be the day that I die.






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