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America  Simon & Garfunkel



                [C]Let us be [Bm]lovers, we'll [Am]marry our [G]fortunes to[F]gether
                [C]I've got some [Bm]real-estate [Am]here in my bag
                [Em]So we bought a pack of [A]cigaretts, and [Em]Mrs. Wagner [A]pies
                And [G]walked [C]off to [G]look [A]for[B] A[C]me[B]ri[Am]ca
                [C]Cathy I [B]said as we [Am]boarded the [G]Greyhound in [F]Pittsburg
                [C]Michigan [B]seems like a [Am]dream to me now
                [G]It took me four days to hitch-hike from Saganaw
                [D]I've [G]gone to [D]look for A[Cmaj7]merica
                [Cmaj7]Laughing on the bus, playing [D]games with the faces
                [Cmaj7]She said the man in the gaberdine suit was a [D]spy
                [G]I said be [F#]careful his [Em]bowtie is [A]really a [D]camera [Fmaj7]
                [C]Toss me a [B]cigarette [Am]I think there's [G]one in my [F]raincoat
                [C]We smoked the l[B]ast one an [Am]hour ago
                [G]So I looked at the [A]scenery,[Em] and she read her maga[A]zine
                An the [G]moon [D]rose [G]ov[A]er [B]an [CB]ope[Am]n field
                [C]Cathy I'm [B]lost, I [Am]said, though I [G]knew she was [F]sleeping
                I'm [C]empty and [B]aching and [Am]I don't know why
                [G]Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
                They've [D]all [G]gone to [D]look for [Cmaj7]America
                They've [D]all [G]gone to [D]look for [Cmaj7]America
                They've [D]all [G]gone to [D]look for [Cmaj7]America
From: Harlan L Thompson

AMERICA- Simon & Garfunkel

[C]     [C/B]    [Am]   [C/G]    [F]          [C]   [C/B]     [Am]  [C/G] [F] 
Ooh ooh ooh a ooh a ooh, ooh ooh ooh a ooh a ooh
[C]Let us be [C/B]lovers, we'll m[Am]arry our f[C/G]ortunes tog[F]ether
[C]I've got some [C/B]real-estate h[Am]ere in my bag[Am7]
[Em7]So we bought a pack of c[A7]igarettes, and M[Em7]rs. Wagner pi[A7]es
[Em7]And wa[D]lked o[C]ff to l[G]ook for A[C]mer[C/B]ica [Am]   [Am7/6]      [F]

[C]Cathy I [C/B]said as we b[Am]oarded the G[C/G]reyhound in Pit[F]tsburg
[C]Michigan [C/B]seems like a dr[Am]eam to me now [Am7]
[G]It took me four days to hitch-hike from Saginaw
[Em7]And I'[D]ve co[G]me to lo[D]ok for Ame[Cmaj7]rica  [C]

[Bbmaj7]Laughing on the b[Bb]us, playing gam[C]es with the faces
[Bbmaj7]She said the man in the gabardine suit was [C]a [C/B]spy [Am]   [C/G]
[F]I said be careful his b[Fmaj7]owtie is really a ca[C]me[C/B]ra  [Am]   [C/G]    [Am6]    [Fmaj7]
[C]Toss me a [C/B]cigarette I [Am]think there's on[C/G]e in my rain[F]coat
[C]We smoked the l[C/B]ast one an ho[Am]ur ago[Am7]
[Em7]So I looked at the sc[A7]enery,  [Em7]she read her mag[A7]azine
[Em7]And the mo[D]on r[C]ose [G]over an op[C]en [C/B]field [Am]   [C/G]    [F]
[C]Cathy I'm [C/B]lost, I sa[Am]id, though I kn[C/G]ew she was slee[F]ping
I'm [C]empty and a[C/B]ching and I d[Am]on't know why[Am7]
[G]Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've [D]all [G]come to [D]look for [Cmaj7]America
They've [D]all [G]come to [D]look for [Cmaj7]America
They've [D]all [G]come to [D]look for [Cmaj7]America[C]
[C]    [C/B]      [Am]    [C/G]     [Dm]    [F]  [G]   [G7]                                                   
Do do do do-da-do, do do do do-da-do (repeat and fade)

C/B: x 2 2 0 1 0 C/G: 3 3 2 0 1 0
Am7: x 0 2 0 1 0 Cmaj7: x 3 2 0 0 0
Em7: 0 2 2 0 3 0 Bbmaj7: 1 1 3 2 3 1
Fmaj7: x x 3 2 1 0 Am6: x 0 2 2 0 2


NOTE: At the end of each C C/B Am C/G F chord progression, there
is a small but important extra note. While fingering the F chord
(1 3 3 2 1 1), quickly hammer on and then pull off the sus note
(1 3 3 3 1 1). Do this twice each time. Listen to the record to
get a better idea of what I mean.
(from Bookends, 1967)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)

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