Don Mclean - American Pie Chords

Verse (1:30) Riff
 
         
         
         
         
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
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3
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
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3
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
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1
1
4
         
         
         
         
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
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3
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
4
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1
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
3
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1
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
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1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
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3
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3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
2
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
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3
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2
         
         
         
         
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4
         
         
         
         
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2
4

3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
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2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
3
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
4
1
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
2
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
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4
2
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X

12 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
4
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
2
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
3
1
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
1
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
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3
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4
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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X
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3
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
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1
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
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3
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
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3
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
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X
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X
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1
3
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
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3
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
4
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1
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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3
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
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X
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3
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4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
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4
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
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3
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
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1
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4
         
         
         
         
X
X
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
A Glong, Dlong Em7time ago, AmI can still reCmember how that mEmusic used to make me Dsmile And GI know Dif I Em7had my chance, That AmI could make those Cpeople dance and Emmaybe they'd be Chappy for a Dwhile But EmFebruary Ammade me shiver, with Emevery paper AmI'd deliver CBad news Gon the Amdoorstep, I Ccouldn't take one more Dstep I Gcan't rememDber if I Emcried when I Am7read about his Dwidowed bride GSomething Dtouched me Emdeep inside The Cday the D7music GdiedC G

Chorus

So Gbye, Cbye Miss GAmerican DPie Drove my GChevy to the Clevy but the Glevy was Ddry And them Ggood old Cboys were drinkin' Gwhiskey and Drye Singin' Emthis will be the day that I A7die, Emthis will be the day that I D7die

Verse

GDid you write the Ambook of love And do Cyou have faith in Amgod above, Emif the bible Dtells you so? GDo you Dbelieve in Emrock and roll Can Am7music save yourC mortal soul and can yEmou teach me how to danceA7 real slowD? Well I Emknow that you're in Dlove with him 'cuz I Emsaw you dancin' Din the gym You Cboth kicked Goff your A7shoes, man I Cdig those rhythm and D7blues I was a Glonely Dteenage Embroncin' buck with a Ampink carnation and a Cpickup truck But GI knew DI was Emout of luck the Cday the D7music GdieCd, GI started singin'

Chorus

So Gbye, Cbye Miss GAmerican DPie Drove my GChevy to the Clevy but the Glevy was Ddry And them Ggood old Cboys were drinkin' Gwhiskey and Drye Singin' Emthis will be the day that I A7die, Emthis will be the day that I D7die

Verse

Now for tGen years we've been Amon our own, and moCss grows fat on a roAmlling stoneEm but that's not how it uDsed to be When the jGester sDang for the kiEmng and queen in a Am7coat he borrowed frCom James Dean in a vEmoice that came from you A7and me D And wEmhile the king was loDoking down, the Emjester stole his thDorny crown The cCourtroom Gwas adjournA7ed, noC verdict was rD7eturned And while GLenin reaDd a bEmook on Marx, the Amquartet practiced Cin the park And Gwe sang dDirges iEmn the dark the Cday the muD7sic dieGd, Cwe Gwere singin'

Chorus

So Gbye, Cbye Miss GAmerican DPie Drove my GChevy to the Clevy but the Glevy was Ddry And them Ggood old Cboys were drinkin' Gwhiskey and Drye Singin' Emthis will be the day that I A7die, Emthis will be the day that I D7die

Verse

GHelter skelter in a Amsummer swelter Cthe birds flew off withAm a fallout shelter, Emeight miles high and Dfallin' fast It lanGded Dfoul oEmn the grass the plAm7ayers tried for a fCorward pass, Emwith the jester on the sidelineA7s in D A cast Now at haEmlftime there was sDweet perfume, while Emsergeants played a mDarching Tune CWe all got Gup to danA7ce, but Cwe never got the chD7ance 'Cuz the pGlayers Dtried to tEmake the field, the Ammarching band reCfused to yield Do yGou reDcall what wEmas the feel the Cday the mD7usic diedG, wCe sGtarted singin'

Chorus

So Gbye, Cbye Miss GAmerican DPie Drove my GChevy to the Clevy but the Glevy was Ddry And them Ggood old Cboys were drinkin' Gwhiskey and Drye Singin' Emthis will be the day that I A7die, Emthis will be the day that I D7die

Verse

And tGhere we were all Amin one place, a geCneration Amlost in space,Em with no time left toD start again So come on JGack be niDmble,Em Jack be quick, JAm7ack Flash sat on a cCandle stick, Em'cuz fire is the devil's only A7friend D And aEms I watched him oDn the stage, my hEmands were clenched in fDists of rage No Cangel bGorn in HA7ell could bCread that Satan's D7spell And as the Gflames climbed hDigh intEmo the night to Amlight the sacrifCicial rite I saw SGatan lDaughing withEm delight the dCay the D7music dGiedC, hGe was singin'

Chorus

So Gbye, Cbye Miss GAmerican DPie Drove my GChevy to the Clevy but the Glevy was Ddry And them Ggood old Cboys were drinkin' Gwhiskey and Drye Singin' Emthis will be the day that I A7die, Emthis will be the day that I D7die LAST VERSE I Gmet a Dgirl who Emsang the blues And I Amasked her for some Chappy news, but Emshe just smiled and turned aDway I Gwent down Dto the Emsacred store Where I'd Amheard the music Cyears before, but the Emman there said the Cmusic wouldn't Dplay But Emin the streets the Amchildren screamed, the Emlovers cried and the Ampoets dreamed But Cnot a Gword was Amspoken, the Cchurch bells all were Dbroken And the Gthree men DI adEmmire most, the Am7Father, CSon, and the D7Holy Ghost GThey caught the Dlast train Emfor the coast the Am7day the D7music Gdied, D7And they were singin' FINAL CHORUS So Gbye, Cbye Miss GAmerican DPie Drove my GChevy to the Clevy but the Glevy was Ddry And them Ggood old Cboys were drinkin' Gwhiskey and Drye Singin' Cthis will be the D7day that I Gdie.C G ...Long Island...