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BACK IN THE U.S.A.

As recorded by Chuck Berry
(From the 1990 Album THE ORIGINAL CHESS CLASSICS)
Words and Music by Chuck Berry

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Chuck Berry w/amp overdrive'

 Q=160
 4/4
  Gtr I
  H    E   E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|------------------||-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|------------10-12-||-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|--------/11-------||-------------------------|
|------------------||-------------------------|
|------------------||-------------------------|
|------------------||-------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  Q
|-10----------------------|------------------------|
|-10-13-12-10-10----------|------------------------|
|----13-12-10-11----------|------------------------|
|----------------12-10----|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
|----------------------12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
|-------------------------|------------------------|


   E  E  E E E E Q    Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|-------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-11s=9--9s7-7s5-5--|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-12s10-10s9-9s7-7--|----------------|----------------|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|
|-------------------|-5--7-7-5-5-7-5-|-5--7-7-5-5-7-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-------------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|


Oh well, oh well, I feel so good today,
We touched ground on an international runway
Jet propelled back home, from over the seas to the U. S. A.

New York, Los Angeles, oh, how I yearned for you
Detroit, Chicago, Chattanooga, Baton Rouge
Let alone just to be at my home back in ol' St. Lou.


  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|----------------|----------------|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|----------------|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|


                    1st, 3rd & 5th Verse
                 $
  Q  E E E E E E     Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------||-----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------||o----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------||-----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-||--7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-||o-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|----------------||-----------------|----------------|----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|----------------|----------------|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--7-7-5-5-7-5-|-5--7-7-5-5-7-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|----------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|----------------|----------------|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|----------------|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|


                   2nd, 4th & 6th Verses
  Q  E E E E E E    Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-||-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-||-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|----------------|----------------|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--7-7-5-5-7-5-|-5--7-7-5-5-7-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|----------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|----------------|----------------|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|----------------|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|


                    Guitar Solo
        To Coda
  Q  E E E E E E     E  E  E  E  E  E  S  S  E
|-----------------||---10-10-10-10-------------|
|----------------o||---10-10-10-10-12----------|
|-----------------||---------------12-10-------|
|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7--||------------------10h11----|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-o||------------------------12-|
|-----------------||---------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  S  S  E    Q   Q   Q   E  E
|-10-10-10-10-10-------------|-10------10-----10-|
|-10-10-10-10-10-12-10-------|-10------10-----10-|
|----------------12-10h11-12-|-------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------12----|
|----------------------------|-----12------12----|
|----------------------------|-------------------|


   +E   E  Q   Q   E  E        +Q     E  E  E  E  E  E
|-(10)----10--10-----13-----|--------10-12-10----------|
|-(10)----10--10--10-12b13==|=(12)r--10-12-10-10-12-10-|
|---------------------------|--------------------12-10-|
|------12-------------------|--------------------------|
|------12-------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|


   S      +S   +E   E  S      +S   +E   E  S      +S   +E
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-12b13==(12)r(12)-10-12b13==(12)r(12)-10-12b13==(12)r(12)-|
|-12b13==(12)r(12)-10-12b13==(12)r(12)-10-12b13==(12)r(12)-|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|


   E  S      +S   +E   E  S      +S   +E   E  S      +S
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-12b13==(12)r(12)-10-12b13==(12)r(12)-10-12b13==(12)r|
|-10-12b13==(12)r(12)-10-12b13==(12)r(12)-10-12b13==(12)r|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


   +E   E  E      +S   +S   E  Q   E    Q   E  E  +E   E  E  E
|------------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-(12)-10-12b13==(12)r(12)-12-10--10-|-------------------------|
|-(12)-10-12b13==(12)r(12)-12-10--11-|-10-----10-(10)----10----|
|------------------------------------|-10--12-10-(10)-12-10-12-|
|------------------------------------|-----12---------12----12-|
|------------------------------------|-------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-10-12-13-12-10----10-12-|
|-10-12-13-12-10-12-10-12-|
|----------------12-------|
|-------------------------|


                                                    D.S. al Coda
   E  E  E  E  E  S  S  E  E    E  E  E  E  +Q   Q
|-10-10-10-10----------------|-----------------------||
|-10-10-10-10-12-10----------|-----------------------||
|-------------12-10h11-11-11-|-11--------------------||
|----------------------12-12-|-12-10----12-(12)------||
|----------------------------|-------12-12-(12)------||
|----------------------------|-------12-12-(12)------||


Did I miss the skyscrapers, did I miss the long freeway?
From the coast of California to the shores of Delaware Bay
You can bet your life I did, till I got back to the U. S. A.

Looking hard for a drive-in, searching for a corner caf??
Where hamburgers sizzle on an open grill night and day
Yeah, and a juke-box jumping with records like in the U.S.A.

Well, I'm so glad I'm livin' in the U.S.A.
Yes. I'm so glad I'm livin' in the U.S.A.
Anything you want, we got right here in the U.S.A.


 OUTRO:

  &
  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*|
|----------------|----------------|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-|-7--9-9-7-7-9-7-*|
|-5--7-7-5-5-7-5-|-5--7-7-5-5-7-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-*|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|----------------*|

            
            
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