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Don Mclean chords for American pie2

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American Pie - Don McLean

As requested on a.g.t., here is the complete CRD plus lyrics for the full
version of Don McLean's "American Pie".  Should be a long file.  Anyway, I
got the original chords from the sheet music and then sort of played with
'em until it sounds right; where I change em I'll put the published chords
in parentheses above.  I've tried to place the chords as close to
where they should be strummed as possible.  Also, at the end of a couple lines
that end in a A chord diagramD MajorD you may wish to embelish the strumming with a Dsus4.  Happy
playing :)

Define chords:

Chord   e a d g b e
-----   - - - - - -
A chord diagramA7A7      x 0 2 0 2 0
A chord diagramA minorAm      x 0 2 2 1 0
A chord diagramAm7Am7     x 0 2 0 1 0
Am7*    x 0 2 2 1 3
A chord diagramC majorC       x 3 2 0 1 0
A chord diagramD MajorD       x x 0 2 3 2
A chord diagramDsus4Dsus4   x x 0 2 3 3
A chord diagramD7D7      x x 0 2 1 2
A chord diagramE minorEm      0 2 2 0 0 0
A chord diagramE minor 7Em7     0 2 0 0 0 0
A chord diagramG+G       3 2 0 0 0 3


American Pie - Don McLean
-------------------------

  A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramE minor 7Em7
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 minor 7Em7
And I know if I ...

     A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramE minorEm              A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD
That I could make those people dance and ...

    A chord diagramE minorEm       A chord diagramA minorAm                   A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramA minorAm
But February made me shiver, with ...

A chord diagramC majorC        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
Something touched me ...

    A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD7D7    A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG+G
The day the ...

*Chorus*

   A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD
So bye, bye Miss ...

         A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD
Drove my Chevy to the levy ...

         A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramD MajorD
And them good old boys were ...

        A chord diagramE minorEm                          A chord diagramA7A7   A chord diagramE minorEm                          A chord diagramD7D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, ...

*Verse*

A chord diagramG+G                 A chord diagramA minorAm
Did you write the boo...

       A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramA minorAm         A chord diagramE minorEm           A chord diagramD MajorD
And do you have faith in god ...?

A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramE minorEm
Do you believe in ..

    Am7*            A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramE minorEm               A chord diagramA7A7                A chord diagramD MajorD
Can music save your mortal soul and can you ...?

       A chord diagramE minorEm                  A chord diagramD MajorD                     A chord diagramE minorEm              A chord diagramD MajorD
Well I know that you're in love with him  'cuz I ...

    A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramA7A7           A chord diagramC majorC                    A chord diagramD7D7
You both kicked off your shoes, ...

        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 with ...

    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 the ....

*Chorus*

*Other verses*

Now for ten years we've been on ....

Helter skelter in a summer ....

And there we were all in one ....

*Last verse*


  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
And I asked her for some happy news, ....

  A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE minorEm
I went down to the ...
          (A chord diagramG+G)             (A chord diagramA minorAm)  (A chord diagramG+G)             (A chord diagramC majorC)                (A chord diagramE minorEm)
          A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC                     A chord diagramE minorEm                 A chord diagramC majorC
Where I'd heard the music years before, ...
         A chord diagramD MajorD
wouldn't play

    A chord diagramE minorEm                 A chord diagramA minorAm                     A chord diagramE minorEm                   A chord diagramA minorAm
But in the streets the children screamed...
dreamed

    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 diagramG+G         A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramE minorEm             A chord diagramAm7Am7     A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramD7D7
And the three men I admire most, the ...

A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramE minorEm                A chord diagramAm7Am7     A chord diagramD7D7    A chord diagramG+G
They caught the last train for the ...,

A chord diagramD7D7
And they ...


*Final Chorus*

   A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD
So bye, bye ...
         A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramD MajorD
Drove my Chevy to the levy but ...

         A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramD MajorD
And them good old boys were ...

        A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD7D7         A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramG+G
Singin' this will be the ....

Almost there ...

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