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			     THE AMER|CAN - Simple Minds
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Tabbed By : j.easby
e-mail: j.easby@ntlworld.com

Tuning: EADG

Derek Forbes, class act!!
Some great live versions around too (you know where!).....
Now, does anyone have a tab for: 20th Century Promised Land!!!!???

|ntroduction

G|--------------------------12-12-12-12--------------|
D|--------------12-12-12-12-------------12-12-12-12--| Live version only
A|-12-12-12-12---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

Play X4 

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-----------------|

Main verses of the song, slap (S) and pluck (p)

G|----p4-p2-p2--|--p2-H4---p4-p2-|
D|--------------|----------------|
A|-S2-----------|------S2--------|
E|--------------|----------------|

Chorus X4: American....American.....

G|----p4-p2-p2--|--p2-H4---p4-p2-|---------|
D|--------------|----------------|--1-2-4--|
A|-S2-----------|------S2--------|---------|
E|--------------|----------------|---------|

And....

G|----p4-p2-p2--|--p2-H4-|---------|--------|-------|
D|--------------|--------|--1-2-4--|--1-2-4-|--1-2--|
A|-S2-----------|--------|---------|--------|-------|
E|--------------|--------|---------|--------|-------|

Then X2...

G|----p4-p2-p2--|--p2-H4---p4-p2-|---------|
D|--------------|----------------|--1-2-4--|
A|-S2-----------|------S2--------|---------|
E|--------------|----------------|---------|

Back to verses etc....

G|----p4-p2-p2--|--p2-H4---p4-p2-|
D|--------------|----------------|
A|-S2-----------|------S2--------|
E|--------------|----------------|

|mprovised Outro, a great all round ending. Fab guitar!!

G|----p4--p2---P2-|--------:|--------|
D|----------------|-1-2-4--:|--------| Several Times ending on the S2
A|-S2---S2--S2----|--------:|--(S2)--|
E|----------------|--------:|--------|

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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