American Pie Chords | How To Play American Pie By Don McLean

American Pie By Don McLean – American Pie Chords

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American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Verse

     G      D/F#   Em7
A long, long time ago,
Am                 C                         Em                                 D
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
       G       D/F#   Em7
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/B           Am             C                               D
Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step
      G            D/F#     Em               Am7                     D
I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride
G                    D/F#          Em
Something touched me deep inside
          C     D7          G
The day the music died

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

       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*                                A7  Em                                D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Verse 2

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/F#      Em
Do you believe in rock and roll
          Am7               C                      Em                             A7                  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/B          A7               C                                 D7
You both kicked off your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues
                 G        D/F#      Em                        Am                                C
I was a lonely teenage bronckin' buck with a pink carnation and a pickup truck
      G       D/F#    Em                   C            D7     G C  G
But I knew I was out of luck the day the music died, I started singin'

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

       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*                                A7  Em                                D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Verse 3

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/F#              Em
When the jester sang for the king and queen
        Am7                      C                                 Em                     A7                 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/B        A7       C                         D7
The courtroom was adjourned, no verdict was returned
                 G               D/F#    Em                Am                C
And while Lennon read a book on Marx, the quartet practiced in the park
         G             D/F#  Em                  C             D7      G   C  G
And we sang dirges in the dark the day the music died, we were singin'

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

       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*                                A7  Em                                D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Verse 4

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/F# Em
It landed foul on the grass
         Am7                       C               Em                                          A7       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/B        A7           C                            D7
We all got up to dance, but we never got the chance
                   G      D/F#    Em                           Am                  Cm
'Cuz the players tried to take the field, the marching band refused to yield
       G    D/F#          Em                       C            D7         G   C     G
Do you recall what was revealed the day the music died,          we started singin'

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

       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*                                A7  Em                                D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Verse 5

           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/F#  Em                      Am7                           C
So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack Flash sat on a candle
          Em                      A7            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/B       A7             C                          D7
No angel born in Hell could break that Satan's spell
                        G              D/F#      Em                 Am             C
And as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite
            G   D/F#                     Em         C            D7     G    C  G
I saw Satan laughing with delight the day the music died,         he was singin'

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

       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*                                A7  Em                                D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Verse 6

    G     D/F#       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/F#         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/B             Am               C                              D
But not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken
                G         D/F#   Em                  Am7     C                   D7
And the three men I admire most, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
G                     D/F#          Em                        C          D7     G
They caught the last train for the coast the day the music died,
N.C.
And they were singin'

American Pie Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

       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*                                A7  Em                                D7
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                    D7          G   C    G
Singin' this will be the day that I die.

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Don McLean

Donald McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1971 hit song "American Pie", an 8.5-minute folk rock "cultural touchstone" about the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation.

His other hit singles include "Vincent", "Dreidel", a rendition of Roy Orbison's "Crying", a rendition of the Skyliners' "Since I Don't Have You", and "Wonderful Baby".

His composition "And I Love You So" has been sung by Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Helen Reddy, Glen Campbell, and others, and in 2000, Madonna had a hit with a rendition of "American Pie".

In 2004, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In January 2018, BMI certified that "American Pie" and "Vincent" had reached five million and three million airplays respectively.

Full Source : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_McLean




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