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We’re an American Band

Grand Funk Railroad

 

Intro: 

Drums x4 measures

/ D5 - - - / - - - - / C5 - - - / - - - - /

/ Bb5 - - - / C - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

/ D5 - - - / - - - - / C5 - - - / D5 F5 E5 C5 /

 

Verse 1:

D5 (2)

Out on the road for forty days

C5                                / D5 F5 E5 C5 /

Last night in Little Rock put me in a haze

D5 (2)

sweet sweet Connie doing her act

C5                                                / D5 F5 E5 C5 /

See had the whole show and that's a natural fact

 

G                            D

Playin’ all night with Freddie King

C                                D

   I got to tell you that poker's his thing

G                          D

    Booze and ladies keep me right

      F                                        G

As long as we can make it to the show tonight

 

Chorus:

                   D5

We're an American Band

                   C5

We're an American Band

                   Bb5

We’re comin’ to your town

                       C5

We'll help you party it down

                  D5             C5

We're an American Band

 

/ D5 - - - / - - - - / C5 - - - / D5 F5 E5 C5 /

 

D5 (2)

      Four young chiquitas in Omaha

C5                                / D5 F5 E5 C5 /

Waiting for the band to return from the show

D5 (2)

Feelin' good feelin' right it's Saturday night

         C5                         / D5 F5 E5 C5 /

The hotel detective he was out of sight

 

G                                D

    Now these fine ladies they had a plan

C                                      D

They was out to meet the boys in the band

               G           D

They said, "Come on dudes let’s get it on"

                  C                           D

And we proceeded to tear that hotel down

 

Chorus x2

 

Solo:

/ G - - - / D - - - / C - - - / D - - - /

/ G - - - / D - - - / F5 - - - / G5 - - - /

 

Chorus x2

 

                   D5                   C5

We're an American Band - Woo-ooo!

                   D5                   C5

We're an American Band - Woo-ooo!

                   D5                   C5

We're an American Band - Woo-ooo!

 

End on D

 

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.