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                     America – Simon & Garfunkel
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Simon & Garfunkel 
America (1968)
(Paul Simon)

From: "Bookends"

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capo: 2nd fret
play: C
key: D
key signature: 6/8

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LINK
 [3/8]
  G  Am7 G/B
  1 + 2 + 3 +
e|------------|
B|0---1---3---|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|----0---2---|
E|3-----------|


OUTRO
  C          G/B          Am7         Am7/G         
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  
e|----0---0---------------|----0---0-------0---0---|
B|----1---1-------3---3---|----1---1-------1---1---|
G|----0---0-------0---0---|----0---0-------0---0---|
D|----2---2-------0---0---|----2---2-------2---2---|
A|3-----------2-----------|0-----------------------|
E|------------------------|------------3-----------|
  Dm         Dm/C         G7/B         G7
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +  
e|----1---1-------1---1---|----1---1-------1---1---|
B|----3---3-------3---3---|----3---3-------3---3---|
G|----2---2-------2---2---|----0---0-------0---0---|
D|0-----------------------|------------------------|
A|------------3-----------|2-----------------------|
E|------------------------|------------3-----------|

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CHORDS

      E-A-D-G-B-e        
C     x-3-2-0-1-0
C/B   x-2-2-0-1-0
Am7   x-0-2-0-1-0
Am7/G 3-x-2-0-1-0
Am/F# 2-x-2-2-1-0
Dm    x-x-0-2-3-1
Dm/C  x-3-x-2-3-1
Fmaj7 1-x-2-2-1-0
G/B   x-2-0-0-3-x
G7/B  x-2-0-0-3-1
G7    3-x-0-0-3-1

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INTRO
| C C/B | Am7 C/G | F | % |
| C C/B | Am7 C/G | F | % |


VERSE
C         C/B          Am        Am7/G      F        | F | 
Let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together
C             C/B         Am7              | Am7 |
I've got some real estate here in my bag
Em7                       A7             
   So we bought a pack of cigarettes 
    Em7           A7
And Mrs. Wagner's pies
                 |   = LINK   |
    D      C      G    Am7 G/B | C G/B | Am7 C/G | F | % |
And walked off to look for A  -  merica


VERSE
C       C/B        Am        Am7/G        F           | F |
Cathy I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
C        C/B          Am7               | Am7 |
Michigan seems like a dream to me now 
G
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw 
D    G       D        Cmaj7   | C |
I've come to look for America 


MIDDLE 8
Bbmaj7                      Cmaj7
Laughing on the bus playing games with the faces 
Bbmaj7                                       Cmaj7
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy 
F
I said be careful 
    Fmaj7             | C C/B | Am7 C/G | Am/F# | Fmaj7 |
His bowtie is really a camera 


VERSE
C         C/B       Am              Am7/G     F           | F |
Toss me a cigarette I think there's one in my raincoat 
C             C/B         Am7      | Am7 |
We smoked the last one an hour ago 
Em7                A7
So I looked at the scenery 
Em7               A7
 She read her magazine 
                 | = LINK  |
       D      C   G Am7 G/B | C G/B | Am7 C/G | F | % |
And the moon rose o-ver an    o-open field 


VERSE
C         C/B        Am        Am7/G        F         | F |
Cathy I'm lost I said though I knew she was sleeping
    C         C/B        Am7                 | Am7 |
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why 
G
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike 
        D    G      D         Cmaj7   | C |
They've all come to look for America 
D    G      D         Cmaj7   | C |
All come to look for America
D    G      D         Cmaj7   | C |
All come to look for America


OUTRO
| C | G/B | Am7 | C/G | Dm | Dm/C | G7/B | G7 |
(repeat and fade)


            
            
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Mats Fagergren 2,071 Apr 20, 2016 12:33 PM

best version so far.

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DiddyD 13,054 Oct 22, 2016 07:27 PM

Excellent work as usual. the best version by far.

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relayer1 57 Mar 12, 2017 05:29 PM

Started off great, changes in the right places, then became unrecognizable in parts. 

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