Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

America Chords

13,244 views 33 this week
3 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
excellent!
x 9
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Contributor
Hey! There's an official Ultimate Guitar app which is ideal
for learning songs when you're away from computer. Get the app
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.
Artist:         Stephen Lynch
Song:           America
Album:          3 Balloons
Transcribed by: David Podradchik

Chords used:
     D       A       E      F#m    Asus4        
e----2-------0-------0-------2-------0--------|
B----3-------2-------0-------2-------3--------|
G----2-------2-------1-------2-------2--------|
D----0-------2-------2-------4-------2--------|
A------------0-------2-------4-------0--------|
E--------------------0-------2----------------|


D    A   E           F#m
Hey, hey what do you say?
D             A                E       F#m
I come from a place called the U.S. of A.
D   A  E           F#m
Ho, ho what do you know?
D         A             E
Hop in my car and let's go.

     A                     E
Well this is a song for America,
A                           E
Home of the red, white, and blue.
D                  A
Land of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean,
D                        A
Apple pie, baseball, and Shell gasoline,
    A            E             A
And if you don't love her fuck you.

  D        A           E         F#m
Beloved by all from Tikrit to Beijing,
       D            A              E          F#m
If the world were a school we'd be homecoming king.
D            A             E         F#m
Worshiped by France and by North Vietnam,
  D         A                E
Afghanistan thinks we're the bomb.

    A                  E
Oh, this is a song for America,
A                           E
Home of the red, white, and blue.
D                 A
Land of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean,
D                        A
Apple pie, baseball, and Shell gasoline,
D                   A
SUVs, handguns, and US magazine,
    A            E              A
And if you don't love her, fuck you.

    D            A         E            F#m
Our human rights record is something of note:
   D             A               E         F#m
We freed all our slaves and gave women the vote.
D          A        E       F#m
Everyone's equal forever, always,
D             A           E
Unless you're one of them gays.

    A                   E
Oh, this is a song for America,
A                           E
Home of the red, white, and blue.
D                  A
Land of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean,
D                        A
Apple pie, baseball, and Shell gasoline,
D                   A
SUVs, handguns, and US magazine,
D                  A
Low-carb diets and fast food cuisine,
    A            E             A
And if you don't love her fuck you.

   D            A           E           F#m
To all war-torn nations, to those in turmoil,
      D             A              E              F#m
We'll help you kill despots, we'll help you drill oil,
    D            A              E       F#m
And if you don't want our help, that's ok
      D         A  E
We're coming in anyway.

    A                   E
Oh, this is a song for America,
A                           E
Home of the red, white, and blue.
D                  A
Land of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean,
D                        A
Apple pie, baseball, and Shell gasoline,
D                   A
SUVs, handguns, and US magazine,
D                  A
Low-carb diets and fast food cuisine,
D                          A
Crack cocaine, Abu Ghraib, and nicotine,
D              A
Swindling CEOs getting off clean,
D                           A
Housewives all hopped up on amphetamine,
D                  A
Nipples get rated NC-17,
D                   A
FEMA and levees and Hurricane Katrine
D                           F#m
George Bush's great rolling war machine.
  D              E              A
I think we're in trouble, don't you?

   D            A               E            F#m               
It might seem I don't think our country's so great,
      D          A        E              F#m
But intolerance, bigotry, greed's what I hate.
D              A          E          F#m
Most folks are honest and decent and true,
D            A           E                F#m
Peaceful, compassionate, good through and through.
D              A           E               F#m
That's what it means to be red, white, and blue,
    D            E             A
And if you don't think so fuck you,
D            E             A     Asus4    A
If you don't think so fuck you.
comments
print report bad tab
3 comments total.
-1 reply
NDakota wrote on May 20 2010, 11:12 am

I think it's 'FEMA and Levi's'

0 reply
aaronthomas wrote on October 25 2010, 02:11 pm

Whats the Strum pattern?

0 reply
croatiannightma wrote on July 23 2014, 09:48 am

you'd have to listen to the song to get it, and it doesnt take a great guitarist to get it cuz I'm a noob and I got it :D

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!