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America

Paul Simon

 

Intro: 

/ C - - / C/B - - /

/ Am - - / Am/G - - /

/ F - - / - - - / - - - / - - - /

(repeat)

 

C              C/B             Am7         Am7/G        F

"Let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together."

C                    C/B            Am
"I've got some real estate here in my bag."

Em7                                A        Em7                     A
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies

             D       C       G         
And we walked off to look for

C  C/B  Am7  Am7/G   F

America.

C              C/B             Am7         Am7/G             F

"Kathy," I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh

C             C/B               Am
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now

G                                     
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw

D     G          D              Cmaj7
I've come to look for America."

Bbmaj7
Laughing on the bus;

            C
Playing games with the faces;

Bbmaj7                                                       C
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy;

F                                                      
I said "Be careful his bowtie is really a

C    C/B   Am7   Am7/G   D7sus2/F#   Fmaj7 

camera."

 

C               C/B         Am7                   Am7/G       F
"Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat."

C                      C/B             Am
"We smoked the last one an hour ago."

Em7                     A          Em7                     A
So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine

              D       C       G         
And the moon rose over an

C  C/B  Am7  Am7/G   F

open field.

C              C/B         Am7              Am7/G                 F

"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, though I knew she was sleeping.

        C              C/B          Am             
"I'm empty and aching and I don't know why."

G  
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike:

            D     G          D              Cmaj7
They've all come to look for America

D     G          D              Cmaj7
All come to look for America

D     G          D              Cmaj7
All come to look for America

 

Intro


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.