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American Pie

American Pie

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Published by: seawords on Oct 14, 2009
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AMERICAN PIE submitted by:Don McLean Dave WaiteINTRO:G D/F# Em7 Am CA long, long time ago, I can still remember how thatEm Dmusic used to make me smile.G D/F# Em7 Am CI knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance andEm C Dmaybe they'd be happy for a while.Em Am Em AmBut February made me shiver, with every paper I'd deliver.C G/B Am C DBad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step.G D/F# Em Am7 DI can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride,G D/F# Em C D7 G C GSomething touched me deep inside, the day, the music, died.G C G DSo bye - bye, Miss American Pie,G C G DDrove my chevy to the levee but the levee was dry,G C G D Them good ole' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye, singin'Em A7 Em D7 This'll be the day that I die, This'll be the day that I die.VERSE:G Am C AmDid you write the book of love and do you have faith in God above?Em DIf the Bible tells you so.G D/F# EmNow do you believe in rock and rollAm7 CCan music save your mortal soul andEm A7 DCan you teach me how to dance real slow?Em DWell, I know that you're in love with him,Em DCause I saw you dancing in the gym,C G A7 You both kicked off your shoes,C D7Man I dig those rhythm and blues.G D/F# EmI was a lonely teenage broncin' buck with aAm CPink carnation and a pick up truck,G D/F# Em C D7 G CBut I knew I was out of luck the day, the music, died.G D7 D7I started singing, Bye - bye..........dieVERSE:2Now for ten years we've been on our own,And moss grows fat on a rollin' stoneBut that's not how it used to be.When the jester sang for the King and Queen
 
In a coat he borrowed from James DeanAnd a voice that came from you and me.Oh and while the King was looking down, The jester stole his thorny crown. The courtroom was adjourned,No verdict was returned.And while Lenin read a book on Marx The quartet practiced in the parkAnd we sang dirges in the dark The day, the music, died. We were singin' Bye - bye.....die.VERSE:3Helter-skelter in the summer swelter, The birds flew off with a fallout shelter.Eight miles high and fallin' fast,It landed foul on the grass. The players tried for a forward pass,With the jester on the sidelines in a cast.Now that halftime air was sweet perfume,While the sergeants played a marching tune.We all got up to dance, but weNever got the chanceCause the players tried to take the field, The marching band refused to yield,Do you recall what was revealed, The day, the music, died. We started singin'...........die.VERSE:4And there we were all in one place,A generation lost in space.So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack Flash sat on a candlestick.Cause fire is the devil's only friend.And as I watched him on the stage myHands were clenched in fists of rage.No angel born in hell,Could break that Satan's spellAnd as the flames climbed high into the night To light the sacrificial riteI saw Satan laughing with delight The day, the music, died.He was singin'....................die.OUTRO:G D/F# EmI met a girl who sang the blues and IAm CAsked her for some happy news,Em DBut she just smiled and turned away.G D/F# Em GI went down to the sacred store where IAm G/B CHeard the music years before, but theEm C Dman there said the music wouldn't play.Em AmAnd in the streets the children screamed,Em Am The lovers cried and the poets dreamed.C G/B Am

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