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American Pie Chords by Don McLean

  G     D       Em
A long, long time ago
Am            C                  Em                  D
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
    G      D      Em
And I knew if I had my chance
     Am                 C                Em              C            D
That I could make those people dance and maybe they'd be happy for a while
    Em       Am              Em                 Am
But February made me shiver, with every paper I'd deliver
C        G      Am             C                     D
Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step
  G          D        Em           Am             D
I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride
G         D          Em
Something touched me deep inside
    C      D       G
The day the music died

G C G D So bye, bye Miss American Pie G C G D Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry G C G D And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye Em A Em D Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
G Am Did you write the book of love C Am Em D And do you have faith in God above, if the bible tells you so? G D Em Do you believe in rock and roll Am C Em A D Can music save your mortal soul and can you teach me how to dance real slow? Em D Em D Well I know that you're in love with him 'cuz I saw you dancin' in the gym C G Am C D You both kicked off your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues G D Em Am C I was a lonely teenage bronckin' buck with a pink carnation and a pickup truck G D Em C D G C G D But I knew I was out of luck the day the music died, I started singin'
G C G D Bye, bye Miss American Pie G C G D Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry G C G D And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye Em A Em D Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
G Am Now for ten years we've been on our own C Am Em D and moss grows fat on a rolling stone but that's not how it used to be G D Em When the jester sang for the king and queen Am C Em A D in a coat he borrowed from James Dean in a voice that came from you and me Em D Em D Oh, and while the king was looking down, the jester stole his thorny crown C G A C D The courtroom was adjourned, no verdict was returned G D Em Am C And while Lennin read a book on Marx, the quartet practiced in the park G D Em C D G C G D And we sang dirges in the dark the day the music died, we were singin'
G C G D Bye, bye Miss American Pie G C G D Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry G C G D And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye Em A Em D Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
G Am Helter skelter in a summer swelter C Am Em D the birds flew off with a fallout shelter, eight miles high and fallin' fast G D Em It landed foul on the grass Am C Em A D the players tried for a forward pass, with the jester on the sidelines in a cast Em D Em D Now the half-time air was sweet perfume, while sergeants played a marching tune C G A C D We all got up to dance, but we never got the chance G D Em Am Cm 'Cuz the players tried to take the field, the marching band refused to yield G D Em C D G C G D Do you recall what was revealed the day the music died, we started singin'
G C G D Bye, bye Miss American Pie G C G D Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry G C G D And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye Em A Em D Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
G Am And there we were all in one place C Am Em D a generation lost in space, with no time left to start again G D Em Am C So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack Flash sat on a candle Em A D stick, 'cuz fire is the devil's only friend Em D Em D And as I watched him on the stage, my hands were clenched in fists of rage C G A C D No angel born in Hell could break that Satan's spell G D Em Am C And as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite G D Em C D G C G D I saw Satan laughing with delight the day the music died, he was singin'
G C G D Bye, bye Miss American Pie G C G D Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry G C G D And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye Em A Em D Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
G D Em I met a girl who sang the blues Am C Em D And I asked her for some happy news, but she just smiled and turned away G D Em I went down to the sacred store Am C Em C Where I'd heard the music years before, but the man there said the music D wouldn't play Em Am Em Am But in the streets the children screamed, the lovers cried and the poets dreamed C G Am C D But not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken G D Em Am C D And the three men I admire most, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost G D Em C D G They caught the last train for the coast the day the music died, N.C. And they were singin'
G C G D Bye, bye Miss American Pie G C G D Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry G C G D And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye Em A Em D Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die G C G D They were singin' bye, bye Miss American Pie G C G D Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry G C G D And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye C D G C G Singin' this will be the day that I die

Guitar Chords for American Pie

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