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The American Ruse
From the album Back in the U.S.A.

[Intro]
  DRUMS---------------------------
e|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|
B|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|
D|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|--8---------|
A|----------|----------|----------|-----10---|--(10)----|----10-8----|
E|----------|----------|----------|-8-11-----|----------|---------11-|

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------| (x2)
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|

[Verse 1]
      C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
They told you in school about freedom

      C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
But when you try to be free they never let ya

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
They said "it's easy,           nothing to it"

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
And now the army's          out to get ya

[Chorus]
   F5
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-10----------10--------10--------10-|
A|-8-----------8---------8---------8--|
E|------------------------------------|
  Sixty-nine America in terminal stasis

   F5
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-10--------10--------------10---------10-|
A|-8---------8---------------8----------8--|
E|-----------------------------------------|
The air's so thick it's like drowning in molasses

   C5
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-10-----------10-------10-----------10/|
E|-8------------8--------8-------------8/|
  I'm sick and tired of paying these dues

   G5                            G5  A5  B5    
e|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
B|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
G|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
D|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-|
And I'm finally getting hip to the American         

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
   ruse

[Transition]
   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|

[Verse 2]
   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
I learned to say the pledge of allegiance

   C5
e|-------------|------------|------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|------------|------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|------------|------------|----------|
D|-------------|------------|------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|--10-12-10--|--10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|--8--8--8---|--8--8--8---|----------|
Before they beat me bloody down at the station

   C5
e|-------------|-----------|-----------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-----------|-----------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-----------|-----------|----------|
D|-------------|-----------|-----------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|-10-12-10--|-10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8---|-8--8--8---|----------|
They haven't got a word out of me since

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
I got a billion years                probation

[Chorus]
   F5
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-10----------10--------10--------10-|
A|-8-----------8---------8---------8--|
E|------------------------------------|
  Sixty-nine America in terminal stasis

   F5
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-10--------10--------------10---------10-|
A|-8---------8---------------8----------8--|
E|-----------------------------------------|
The air's so thick it's like drowning in molasses

   C5
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-10-----------10-------10-----------10/|
E|-8------------8--------8-------------8/|
  I'm sick and tired of paying these dues

   G5                            G5  A5  B5   
e|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
B|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
G|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
D|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-|
And I'm sick to my guts of  the  American           

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
   ruse

[Transition]
   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|

[Bridge]
   A5
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-7-----7----7---7--|
E|-5-----5----5---5--|
 Phony stars, oh no! 

   A5
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-7-----7----7---7--|
E|-5-----5----5---5--|
 Crummy cars, oh no!

   A5
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-7-------7----7---7--|
E|-5-------5----5---5--|
 Cheap guitars, oh no! 
                 
   A5
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-7------7--------7---7--|
E|-5------5--------5---5--|
  Joe's primitive bar 

   G5
e|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|
  Nah!                Rock'em back, Sonic!

   G5
e|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|

[Solo]
   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------| (x4)
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|

   C5  G5
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------| (x4)
A|-10--5-|
E|-8---3-|

   G5
e|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|

   G5                            G5  A5  B5   
e|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
B|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
G|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
D|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-|

[Verse 3]
   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
The way they pull you over, it's suspicious

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Yeah, for something that just ain't your fault

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
If you complain they're gonna get vicious

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Kick in your teeth and charge you with assault

[Chorus]

   F5
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-10--------------10-------------10------10-|
A|-8---------------8--------------8-------8--|
E|-------------------------------------------|
Yeah, but I can see the chickens coming home to roost

   F5
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-10-----------10-------------10---------10-|
A|-8------------8--------------8----------8--|
E|-------------------------------------------|
Young people everywhere are gonna cook their goose

   C5
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-10---------------10-------------10------------10/|
E|-8----------------8--------------8--------------8/|
  Lots of kids are working to get rid of these blues

   G5                            G5  A5  B5  
e|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
B|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
G|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
D|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-|
'Cause everybody's sick of the American            

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
   ruse

[Outro]
   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Well well well, take a look around!

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Well well well, take a look around!

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Well well well, take a look around!

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Well well well, take a look around!

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Well well well, take a look around!

[Coda]
e|------------|------------|------------|------------|
B|------------|------------|------------|------------|
G|------------|------------|------------|------------|
D|------------|------------|------------|------------|
A|-------10---|-------10---|-------10---|------------|
E|-8-11-------|-8-11-------|-8-11-------|-8----------|

            
            
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frenchabortion 17,019 Apr 15, 2017 01:03 AM

Great job. Fucking outstanding brother

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