Don McLean - American Pie

   G    D    Em       Am            C
A long long time ago I can still remember
Em D
how That music used to make me smile
G D Em
And I knew if I had my chance
Am C
That I could make those people dance
Em C D
And maybe they'd be happy for a while
Em Am Em Am
But February made me shiver With every paper I'd deliver
C G Am C D
Bad news on the doorstep I couldn't take one more step
G D Em Am D
I can't remember if I cried When I read about his widowed bride
G D Em C D7 G C D
But something touched me deep inside The day the music died

So Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good old boys were drinking whiskey in Rye
Em A7
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
Em D7
This'll be the day that I die

G Am
Did you write the book of love
C Am
And do you have faith in God above
Em D G D Em
If the Bible tells you so? Now do you believe in rock and roll?
Am C
Can music save your mortal soul?
Em A7 D7
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?
Em Am
Well, I know that you're in love with him
Em Am
Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
C G A7
You both kicked off your shoes
C D7
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues
G D Em
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
Am C
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
G D Em C D7 G C G
But I knew I was out of luck The day the music died
I started singin'


G D Em
I met a girl who sang the blues
Am C
And I asked her for some happy news
Em D
But she just smiled and turned away
G D Em
I went down to the sacred store
Am C
Where I'd heard the music years before
Em C D
But the man there said the music wouldn't play
Em Am
And in the streets the children screamed
Em Am
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed
C G Am C D
But not a word was spoken The church bells all were broken
G D Em
And the three men I admire most
Am D
the Father Son and the Holy Ghost
G D Em
They caught the last train for the coast
C D7 G C G
The day the music died
And they were singing

Chorus:Repeat x2 y final con....
C D7 G
singing this’ll be the day that I die