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American Woman chords

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  • Complete chords and words including entire long duration Intro.
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Complete chords and words including entire long duration Intro. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Strumming
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All barre chords.
Intro chords:
               EADGBe            EADGBe
       High G  xxx12-12-10     F xxx10-10-8 for 2nd X5 section of Intro
            A# xxx766          G xxx12-12-10 for 2nd X5 section of Intro (3 G’s)
            A  xxx655
            G# xxx544
            G  xxx433
            C  xxx10-8-8

In Verses (except first line of verse 3) and Interludes,
play this riff for every “E” shown: G A  E E E E E  G E.


[Intro]
   G

   X5:
                   / / / /  /
   A# A# A A G# G# G
                   Umm umm umm umm umm
   A# A# A A G# G# G
                   Umm umm umm umm umm
   A# A# A A G# G# G
                   Dah dah dah dah umm umm
   A# A# A A G# G# G
                   Dah dah dah dah umm umm
   A# A# A A G# G# G
                   Dah dah dah, American woman, gonna mess your mind.
   
   X2:
   NC
             / / / /  /
   G G C  A# G
             American woman, she gonna mess your mind, mmmm,
   G G C  A# G
             American woman, gonna mess your mind, umm,

   X5:
   NC
             / / / /  /
   G G C  A# G              F G G G
             American woman, gonna mess your mind
   G G C  A# G              F G G G
          Say “A”,          say “M”,
   G G C  A# G              F G G G
          Say “E”,          say “R”,
   G G C  A# G              F G G G
          Say “I”,          and “C”,
   G G C  A# G              F G G G
          Say “A”,          “N”, ummm

   X4: ( last line slow )
   NC
                   / / / /  / 
   A# A# A A G# G# G
                   American woman, gonna mess your mind, ummmmm,
   A# A# A A G# G# G
                   American woman, gonna mess your mind, uhhh,
   A# A# A A G# G# G
                   American woman, gonna mess your mind.

   X8:
   G A  E E E E E  G E


[Verse 1]
 G   A   E            G   A    E
American woman, stay away from me.
 G   A   E            G   A  E
American woman, momma let me be.
G A E                                    G A
    Don't come a hangin' around my door,
E                                    G A
I don't wanna see your face no more.
E                                  G
I got more important things to do,
A    E
Than spend my time growin' old with you.
G A   E             G     A  E
  Now woman, I said stay away.
 G   A   E             G    A  E
American woman, listen what I  say.


[Interlude]
   X4: (riff)


[Verse 2]
 G   A   E           G   A    E
American woman, get away from me.
 G   A   E           G   A  E
American woman, mama let me be.
G A E                                   G A
    Don't come knockin' around my door,
E                                    G A
Don't wanna see your shadow no more
E                             G A
Colored lights can hypnotize,
E
Sparkle someone else's eyes
G A   E             G    A  E
  Now woman, I said get away,
 G   A   E             G    A  E
American woman, listen what I  say.


[Interlude]
   X16: (riff)

   X4:
   E E E E E  G E


[Verse 3]
         E E E E E  G E
American woman,
 G   A    E
Said get away,
 G   A   E             G    A  E    G A
American woman, listen what I  say.
E                                  G A
Don't come hangin' around my door,
E
Don't wanna see your face no more.
G A E                               G A
    I don't need your war machines,
E                                G A
I don't need your ghetto scenes.
E
Colored lights can hypnotize,
G A E                            G
    Sparkle someone else's eyes.
A   E      G    A        E
Now woman, get away from me,
 G   A   E           G   A  E
American woman, mama let me be.


[Outro]
G A E                   G A E                               G A
    Go, gotta get away,     gotta get away, now go, go, go.
E
I'm gonna leave you, woman.
G A E                       G A E     G A E     G A E     G A E
    Gonna leave you, woman, bye-bye,  bye-bye,  bye-bye,  bye-bye.
G A E                     G A E                    G A
    You're no good for me,    I'm no good for you.
E                                G A
Gonna look you right in the eye,
E
Tell you what I'm gonna do:
G A E                        G A E
    You know I'm gonna leave,    you know I'm gonna go,
G A E                        G A E                             G A
    You know I'm gonna leave,    you know I'm gonna go, woman,
E                           G A
I'm gonna leave you, woman.
E                        G A
Goodbye, American woman.
E
Goodbye, American woman. (fadeout)

            
            
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