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Paul Simon



/ C - - / C/B - - /

/ Am - - / Am/G - - /

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



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


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

It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw

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

Laughing on the bus;

Playing games with the faces;

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

I said "Be careful his bowtie is really a

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



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."

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



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.