Don Mclean - American Pie

Discussion in 'English Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by akkyy21, May 4, 2005.

  1. akkyy21

    akkyy21 #%@!$&

    OLDDDDD SONG. But nice. Learnt it to play after i saw kelso strumming on it in That 70's Show. Heheh,... easy to play

    . 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 Am C
    And I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance
    . Em C D
    and maybe they'd by 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 Am7 D
    I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride,
    G D Em C D7 G C G
    Something touched me deep inside the day_ the music died._____
    .
    Chorus:
    . G C G D G C
    . So bye-bye, Miss American Pie.Drove my Chevy to the levee but the
    . G D G C G D
    . levee was dry, them good ole boys were drinkin' whiskey and Rye, singing
    . Em A7 Em D7
    . this'll be the day that I die, This'll be the day that I die.__
    verse:
    G Am, C Am
    Did you write the book of love and do you have faith in God above?__
    . Em D G D Em
    If the Bible tells you so__ Now do you believe in rock and roll?
    . Am C Em A7 D7
    Can music save your mortal soul? and can you teach me how to dance_ real slow?
    . Em Am Em Am
    Well I know that you're in love with him 'cause I saw you dancing in the gym,
    _ C G A7 C D7
    You both kicked off your shoes, Man I dig those rhythm and blues!
    . G D Em Am C
    I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck, with a pink carnation and a pick-up truck.
    . G D Em C D7 G C G
    But I knew I was out of luck the day, the music died.___
    G D7
    I started singing.... (chorus)
    .
    . G Am, C Am
    Now for ten years, we've been on our own and moss grows fat on a rolling stone,
    Em D G D Em
    But that's not how it used to be.Cause when the jester sang for the King &
    Queen
    . Am C Em A7 D7
    in a coat he borrowed from James Dean and a voice that came from you and me__
    . Em Am Em Am
    Oh and while the king was looking down the jester stole his thorny crown
    _ C G A7 C D7
    the court room was adjourned no verdict was returned.
    . G D Em Am C
    And while Lennon read a book on Marx the quartet practiced in the park
    G D Em C D7 G C G
    and we sang dirges in the dark the day__ the music died__
    G D7
    I started singin' (chorus)
    .
    .
    Chorus:
    . G C G D G C
    . So bye-bye, Miss American Pie.Drove my Chevy to the levee but the
    . G D G C G D
    . levee was dry, them good ole boys were drinkin' whiskey and Rye, singing
    . Em A7 Em D7
    . this'll be the day that I die, This'll be the day that I die.__
    .
    G Am, C Am
    Helter skelter in the summer swelter_ the birds flew off with a fallout shelter
    Em D G D Em
    Eight miles high and falling fast__ it landed foul on the grass
    . Am C Em A7 D7
    The players tried for a forward pass with the jester on the sidelines in a cast_
    . Em Am Em Am
    The half time air was sweet perfume while the seargeants played a marching tune
    _ C G A7 C D7
    we all got up to dance___ but we never got the chance. 'Cause
    . G D Em Am C
    the players tried to take the field, but the marching band refused to yield
    .G D Em C D7 G C G
    Do you recall what was revealed _____ the day the music died.
    G D7
    I started singin' (chorus)
    .
    . G Am, C Am
    And there we were all in one place, A generation lost in space.
    . Em D G D Em
    With no time left, to start again. So come on, Jack be nimble, jack be quick,
    Am C Em A7 D7
    Jack flash sat on a candlestick. 'Cause fire is the devil's only friend.
    . Em Am Em Am
    And as I watched him on the stage my hands were clenched in fists of rage.
    . C G A7 C D7
    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 D7 G C G
    I_ saw Satan laughing with delight, the day the music died.
    G D7
    we were singin' (chorus)
    .
    . G D Em
    I met a girl who sang the blues so
    . Am C Em D
    I asked her for some happy news but she just smiled__ and turned away.
    . G D Em Am C
    I went down to the sacred store. Where I heard the music years before.__
    . Em C D
    But the man there said the music wouldn't play.__ And
    Em Am Em Am
    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 Am7 D
    And the three men I admire most: the father, Son and the Holy Ghost__
    . G D Em C D7 G C G
    They caught the last train for the coast the day, the music died.
    G D7 C D7 G C G
    And they were singing:(chorus twice, ending: this'll be the day that I die)
    .
    Chord fingering chart:
    . E A D G B E E A D G B E E A D G B E
    A 0 0 2 2 2 0 Am7 0 0 2 0 1 0 D7 x x 0 2 1 2
    Am 0 0 2 2 1 0 C x 3 2 0 1 0 Em 0 2 2 0 0 0
    A7 0 0 2 0 2 0 D x x 0 2 3 2 G 3 2 0 0 0 3
     
  2. akkyy21

    akkyy21 #%@!$&

    K,..the chord chart got screwed coz of this new screwed up ****,... so here again

    Chord fingering chart:
    ................E.A.D.G.B.E......................E.A.D.G.B.E....................E.A.D.G.B.E
    A_______0.0.2.2.2.0____Am7____0.0.2.0.1.0____D7____x.x.0.2.1.2
    Am______0.0.2.2.1.0____C______x.3.2.0.1.0____Em____0.2.2.0.0.0
    A7______0.0.2.0.2.0____D______x.x.0.2.3.2____G_____3.2.0.0.0.3


    Man,... moderators,.. change the coding. I know u might have done it to save space n ****. But this sucksss,... just change it. May be u can put restrictions as to how many spaces should be allowed in a sequence. That too chk it at the time of posting only.
     
  3. akkyy21

    akkyy21 #%@!$&

    Wahhh,.. it gets scrwed any how,..gr8
     

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