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American Pie ukulele

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  • Easier, accurate and much better ukulele chords for intro, verses and chords.

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[Intro]

G D Em Am C

[Verse 1]
   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 be 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                  Am               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
So, bye-bye, Miss American Pie
          G
Drove my Chevy to the levy, but the levy was dry
      G        C                   G          D
Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing...
  Em                      A7
This will be the day that I die,
  Em                      D7
This will be the day that I die

[Verse 2]
G                  Am                  C                 Am
Did you write the Book of Love and do you have faith in God, above?
         Em    D
If the Bible tells you so
         G    D         Em                 Am            C
Now, do you believe in Rock and Roll? Can music save your mortal soul? And...
     Em                          A7     D
Can you teach me how to dance real slow?
         Em                  D                       Em             D
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 pickup truck, but...
G      D      Em             C       D7    G  C G
I knew I was out of luck the day the music died, I started singing..

[Chorus 2]
   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
Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing...
Em                        A7
This will be the day that I die
Em                          D7
This will be the day that I die

[Verse 3]
         G                    Am        
Now, for ten years we've been on our own 
    C                   Am            Em
and moss grows fat on a Rolling Stone, but...
                     D
That's not how it used to be
          G     D              Em                Am7                C
When the Jester sang for the king and queen in a coat he borrowed from James Dean
      Em                      A7   D
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           A7    C             D7
The courtroom 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, and...
G        D       Em            C        D7      G   C  G
We sang dirges in the dark the day the music died, we were singin'

[Chorus 3]
   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
Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing...
Em                           A7
This will be the day that I die
Em                           D7
This will be the day that I die

[Verse 4]
G                       Am                C                      Am
Healter Skealter in the summer swelter - the Birds flew off with a fallout shelter
Em                   D
Eight Miles High and falling fast
      G   D      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 halftime air was sweet perfume while the Sergeants played a marching tune
C          G         A7         C                    D7
We all got up to dance, oh, but we never got the chance
           G       D        Em                   Am              C
'Cause the players tried to take the field - the marching band refused to yield
    G     D         Em              C         D7      G  C  G
Do you recall what was the feel the day the music died? We started singing,

[Chorus 4]
   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 drinking whiskey and rye,
        Em                            A7
Singing, this will be the day that I die
Em                           D7
This will be the day that I die

[Verse 5]
      G                 Am               C         Am
And, there we were, all in one place, a generation Lost in Space
Em                  D
With no time left to start again
             G       D       Em               Am7                C              Em
So, come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick - Jack Flash sat on a candle stick, 'cause...
                          A7  D
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       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, I saw...
 G     D           Em            C       D7    G  C  G
Satan laughing with delight the day the music died, he was singing

[Chorus 5]
   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
Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing...
Em                           A7
This will be the day that I die
 Em                          D7
This will be the day that I die

[Verse 6]
   G     D        Em                   Am                  C
I met a girl who sang the Blues, and I asked her for some happy news
    Em                          D
But she just smiled and turned away
   G         D      Em                     Am             C
I went down to the sacred store where I'd heard the music years before, but...
    Em                 C              D
The man there said the music wouldn't play
    Em                  Am                    Em                     Am
But in the streets the children screamed, the lover's cried, and the poets dreamed, but...
C     G         Am           C                    D
Not a word was spoken - the church bells all were broken
         G         D   Em              Am7   C             D7           G
And, the three men I admire most the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, they...
           D           Em               Am7     D7    G     D7
Caught the last train for the coast the day the music died, and they we're singin'

[Chorus 6]
   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
Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing...
C                D7         G  C  D
This will be the day that I die
C                D7         G  C  D7
This will be the day that I die

[Chorus 7]
                    G   C        G        D
They were singing, bye-bye Miss American Pie
         G            C             G        D
Drove my Chevy to the levy, but the levy was dry
      G        C                 G           D
Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing...
C                D7        G  C  G
This will be the day that I die

[Outro]

Em Am Em Am

            
            
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