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American Pie ukulele

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When I searched for the chords for this song I could only find a guide to the firs&last
chorus&verse and to one of the many verses.  I wanted to have a guide so that I could
play the entire song start to finish with all the chords over all the words in every
chorus and every verse.  So I copied the tabs into MS Word and made this so that you can
play the entire song without having to memorize anything or look back to other verses.
I even repeated the choruses.  These chords I got from an unregistered user here at UG
so I cant give him/her their due props, but it sounds really good so
thanks "Unregistered".  This is a fun song to play, once you figure out the rythm. 

American Pie - 
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  F     G    Dm7
A long, long time ago, 

Dm            F                Am                   G
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile

    F      G    Dm7
And I know if I had my chance,

     Dm                 F                Am              F           G
That I could make those people dance and maybe they'd be happy for a while
                
    Am       Dm                   Am          Dm
But February made me shiver, with every paper I'd deliver

F        F      Dm          F                      G
Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step

  F          G        Am           Dm7            G
I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride

F         G          Am
Something touched me deep inside

    F       G7    F   F   F
The day the music died



CHORUS

   F    F        F        G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

         F            F            F        G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         F        F                  F           G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Am                          D7   Am                          G7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die

 
VERSE

F                 Dm      
Did you write the book of love

       F                 Dm         Am           G
And do you have faith in god above, if the bible tells you so?

F      G          Am
Do you believe in rock and roll

    Dm7            F                     Am                      D7        G
Can music save your mortal soul and can you teach me how to dance real slow?

       Am                  G                     Am              G
Well I know that you're in love with him  'cuz I saw you dancin' in the gym

    F           F        D7           F                    G7
You both kicked off your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues

        F      G       Am                   Dm                   F
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck with a pink carnation and a pickup truck

    F      G     Am              F       G7    F  F  F
But I knew I was out of luck the day the music died, I started singin'


CHORUS

   F    F        F        G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

         F            F            F        G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         F        F                  F           G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Am                          D7   Am                          G7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die



VERSE

         F                   Dm              
Now for ten years we've been on our own,
      F                   Dm         Am                      G
and moss grows fat on a rolling stone but that's not how it used to be
          F      G             Am
When the jester sang for the king and queen 
     Dm7                F                   Am                      D7     G
in a coat he borrowed from James Dean in a voice that came from you and me
     Am                  G               Am                 G
And while the king was looking down, the jester stole his thorny crown
     F        F          D7    F             G7
The courtroom was adjourned, no verdict was returned
          F        G    Am               Dm                F
And while Lenin read a book on Marx, the quartet practiced in the park
    F        G      Am             F         G7     F  F  F
And we sang dirges in the dark the day the music died, we were singin'



CHORUS

   F    F        F        G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

         F            F            F        G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         F        F                  F           G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Am                          D7   Am                          G7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die


VERSE

F                   Dm
Helter skelter in a summer swelter
F                      Dm                  Am                   G
the birds flew off with a fallout shelter, eight miles high and fallin' fast
      F   G     Am
It landed foul on the grass
      Dm7                F            Am                             D7    G
the players tried for a forward pass, with the jester on the sidelines in
D cast
         Am                G                   Am                  G
Now at halftime there was sweet perfume, while sergeants played a marching
Tune
F          F        D7      F                  G7
We all got up to dance, but we never got the chance
          F      G         Am                 Dm              F
'Cuz the players tried to take the field, the marching band refused to yield
    F    G          Am              F        G7       F  F  F
Do you recall what was the feel the day the music died, we started singin'


CHORUS

   F    F        F        G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

         F            F            F        G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         F        F                  F           G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Am                          D7   Am                          G7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die



VERSE

     F                Dm
And there we were all in one place,
    F        Dm            Am                   G
a generation lost in space, with no time left to start again
            F        G    Am               Dm7                 F
So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack Flash sat on a candle 
       Am                            D7     G
stick, 'cuz fire is the devil's only friend
     Am               G                Am                     G
And as I watched him on the stage, my hands were clenched in fists of rage
   F      F       D7         F                 G7
No angel born in Hell could bread that Satan's spell
           F               G      Am             Dm              F
And as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite
       F     G           Am            F      G7     F  F  F
I saw Satan laughing with delight the day the music died, he was singin'


CHORUS

   F    F        F        G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

         F            F            F        G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         F        F                  F           G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        Am                          D7   Am                          G7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die



LAST VERSE


  F     G        Am
I met a girl who sang the blues

      Dm                 F               Am                          G
And I asked her for some happy news, but she just smiled and turned away

  F         G      Am
I went down to the sacred store
          Dm              F                     Am                 F
Where I'd heard the music years before, but the man there said the music
         G
wouldn't play

    Am                 Dm                     Am                   Dm
But in the streets the children screamed, the lovers cried and the poets
dreamed

    F     F        Dm          F                     G
But not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken
                                     
        F         G   Am             Dm7     F            G7
And the three men I admire most, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost

F               G          Am                Dm7     G7    F
They caught the last train for the coast the day the music died,

G7
And they were singin'


FINAL CHORUS
   F    F        F        G
So bye, bye Miss American Pie
         F            F            F        G
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

         F        F                  F           G
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

        F                G7         F   F   F
Singin' this will be the day that I die.








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guitar.wrx 36 Jul 14, 2016 08:09 PM

The chorus is not just F repeated and changing to G.... Thanks for nothing!

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