Don McLean - American Pie chords

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G0 D/F#1 Em72 2a long, long time ago,
Am3 C4 Em5 D6 3I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
G7 D/F#8 Em79 4And I know if I had my chance,
Am10 C11 Em12 C13 D14 5That I could make those people dance and maybe they'd be happy for a while
Em15 Am16 Em17 Am18 6But February made me shiver, with every paper I'd deliver
C19 G20 Am21 C22 D23 7Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step
G24 D/F#25 Em26 Am727 D28 8I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride
G29 D30 Em31 9Something touched me deep inside
C32 D733 G34 10The day the music died
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G35 C36 G37 D38 15So bye, bye Miss American Pie
G39 C40 G41 D42 16Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
G43 C44 G45 D46 17And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Em47 A748 Em49 D750 18Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
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G51 Am52 23Did you write the book of love
C53 Am54 Em55 D56 24And do you have faith in god above, if the bible tells you so?
G57 D/F#58 Em59 25Do you believe in rock and roll
Am760 C61 Em62 A763 D64 26Can music save your mortal soul and can you teach me how to dance real slow?
Em65 D66 Em67 D68 27Well I know that you're in love with him 'cuz I saw you dancin' in the gym
C69 G70 A771 C72 D773 28You both kicked off your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues
G74 D/F#75 Em76 Am77 C78 29I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck with a pink carnation and a pickup truck
G79 D/F#80 Em81 C82 D783 G84 C85 G86 30But I knew I was out of luck the day the music died, I started singin'
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G87 C88 G89 D90 35So bye, bye Miss American Pie
G91 C92 G93 D94 36Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
G95 C96 G97 D98 37And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Em99 A7100 Em101 D7102 38Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
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G103 Am104 43Now for ten years we've been on our own,
C105 Am106 Em107 D108 44and moss grows fat on a rolling stone but that's not how it used to be
G109 D/F#110 Em111 45When the jester sang for the king and queen
Am7112 C113 Em114 A7115 D116 46in a coat he borrowed from James Dean in a voice that came from you and me
Em117 D118 Em119 D120 47And while the king was looking down, the jester stole his thorny crown
C121 G122 A7123 C124 D7125 48The courtroom was adjourned, no verdict was returned
G126 D/F#127 Em128 Am129 C130 49And while Lenin read a book on Marx, the quartet practiced in the park
G131 D/F#132 Em133 C134 D7135 G136 C137 G138 50And we sang dirges in the dark the day the music died, we were singin'
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G139 C140 G141 D142 55So bye, bye Miss American Pie
G143 C144 G145 D146 56Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
G147 C148 G149 D150 57And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Em151 A7152 Em153 D7154 58Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
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G155 Am156 63Helter skelter in a summer swelter
C157 Am158 Em159 D160 64the birds flew off with a fallout shelter, eight miles high and fallin' fast
G161 D/F#162 Em163 65It landed foul on the grass
Am7164 C165 Em166 A7167 D168 66the players tried for a forward pass, with the jester on the sidelines in a cast
Em169 D170 Em171 D172 67Now at halftime there was sweet perfume, while sergeants played a marching tune
C173 G174 A7175 C176 D7177 68We all got up to dance, but we never got the chance
G178 D/F#179 Em180 Am181 C182 69'Cuz the players tried to take the field, the marching band refused to yield
G183 D/F#184 Em185 C186 D7187 G188 C189 G190 70Do you recall what was the feel the day the music died, we started singin'
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G191 C192 G193 D194 75So bye, bye Miss American Pie
G195 C196 G197 D198 76Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
G199 C200 G201 D202 77And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Em203 A7204 Em205 D7206 78Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
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G207 Am208 83And there we were all in one place,
C209 Am210 Em211 D212 84a generation lost in space, with no time left to start again
G213 D/F#214 Em215 Am7216 C217 85So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack Flash sat on a candle
Em218 A7219 D220 86stick, 'cuz fire is the devil's only friend
Em221 D222 Em223 D224 87And as I watched him on the stage, my hands were clenched in fists of rage
C225 G226 A7227 C228 D7229 88No angel born in Hell could break that Satan's spell
G230 D/F#231 Em232 Am233 C234 89And as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite
G235 D/F#236 Em237 C238 D7239 G240 C241 G242 90I saw Satan laughing with delight the day the music died, he was singin'
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G243 C244 G245 D246 95So bye, bye Miss American Pie
G247 C248 G249 D250 96Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
G251 C252 G253 D254 97And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Em255 A7256 Em257 D7258 98Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
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G259 D/F#260 Em261 103I met a girl who sang the blues
Am262 C263 Em264 D265 104And I asked her for some happy news, but she just smiled and turned away
G266 D/F#267 Em268 105I went down to the sacred store
Am269 C270 Em271 C272 106Where I'd heard the music years before, but the man there said the music
D273 107wouldn't play
Em274 Am275 Em276 Am277 108But in the streets the children screamed, the lovers cried and the poets dreamed
C278 G279 Am280 C281 D282 109But not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken
G283 D/F#284 Em285 Am7286 C287 D7288 110And the three men I admire most, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
G289 D/F#290 Em291 Am7292 D7293 G294 111They caught the last train for the coast the day the music died,
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G295 C296 G297 D298 118So bye, bye Miss American Pie
G299 C300 G301 D302 119Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
G303 C304 G305 D306 120And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Em307 A7308 Em309 D7310 121Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die
G311 C312 G313 D314 122So bye, bye Miss American Pie
G315 C316 G317 D318 123Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
G319 C320 G321 D322 124And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
C323 D7324 G325 C326 G327 125Singin' this will be the day that I die.
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