America

Words & Music:

Paul Simon

C   Em   Am   C/G   F  [2x]

 

C          Em            Am        C/G        F

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

C             Em          Am

I've got some real estate here in my bag."

Em7                    A7              Em7           A7

So we bought a pack of cigarettes, and Mrs. Wagner's pies.

    D      C      G    G/A G/B C Em Am  C/G    F

And walked off to look for A---mer---i--ca.

 

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

"Michigan seems like a dream to me now.

G

It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw."

D    G       D         CM7

I've come to look for America.

 

FM7             Dm(add2)     C

Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces.

FM7/Bb                                       C

She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy.

FM7                      Am                 C  Em/B  Am  C/G  F  FM7

I said, "Be careful, his bowtie is really a camera."

 

"Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat."

"We smoked the last one and hour ago."

So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine.

And the moon rose over an open field.

 

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

"I'm empty and aching and I don't know why."

Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike

They’ve all come to look for America, all come to look for America.  [end on intro chords 1x]

 

[fill on the F chord:  low E: 1 h.o.3, A: 0 h.o. 3, D: 2 p.o. 0, A: 3 p.o. 0 – F G A C E D C A]

E |------------------------------------------|

B |------------------------------------------|

G |------------------------------------------|

D |----------------------2-p.o.-0------------|

A |------------0-h.o.-3------------3-p.o.-0--|

E |--1-h.o.-3--------------------------------|

 





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