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American Girls  Counting Crows

Standard Tuning
Intro riff:
[F] [Bb] [F] [Bb]  
 G-|--2p0h2-p0-2-2p0-2p0h2p0--|--2p0h2-p0-2-2p0-2b3r2p0--|- Call these two bars
 D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|- "Riff 1"

[F] [Bb] [C] [Bb]  

Intro (with riff) - the bars provide a timing reference
F Bb | F Bb | F Bb | C | Bb |
F Bb | F Bb | Bb |
Verse 1:
She comes out on [F]Fridays every [Bb]time
Stands out in a [F]line
[C] I could have been [Bb]anyone she'd s[F]een [F](R[Bb]iff[F] 1[Bb])[Bb]
She waits another [F]week to fall a[Bb]part
She couldn't make another [F]day
[C] I wish it was [Bb]anyone but m[C]e
I could have been [Bb]anyone you s[C]ee
She had something [Gm]breakable just [Bb]under her skin
Chorus 1:
[Dm] American [Bb]girls all weather and n[F]oise
Playing the [C]changes for all of the [Dm]boys
Holding a [Bb]candle up to my h[F]and
Making me f[C]eel so incredible
Verse 2:
[Bb] She comes out of [F]closets every [Bb]night
But then she l[F]ocks herself away
[C] Where she could keep [Bb]anything from m[C]e
I could have been [Bb]anyone you s[C]ee
She's nothing but [Gm]porcelain un[Bb]derneath her skin
Chorus 2: (same chords as chorus 1)
American girls all weather and noise Playing the changes for all of
the boys
Holding a candle right up to my hand Making me feel so incredible
Interlude: (play intro riff with vocals)
[F] Little shivers [Bb]shaking me everyday
[F] But I could get the [Bb]same thing anywhere
[F] So if she [Bb]goes away
Well, [Gm]it's alright and I[C]'m okay
"Hey"[F], she said, "[Bb]Come back again tonight."
[F] And I said "I [Bb]might, I might, I might."
[F] She said "Well, t[Bb]hat's alright.
[Gm] If it's alright,[Am] it's alright with [Dm]you
then it's alright if i[Gm]t's alright with me[C] [Bb]
Verse 3:
I waited for an [F]hour last Friday [Bb]night
She never came a[F]round
[C] She took almost [Bb]everything from m[F]e[F] [Bb]
I'm going through my [F]closets
Trying on her [Bb]clothes, almost everyd[F]ay
[C] I could've been [Bb]anyone you see
[C] I wish it was [Bb]anyone but [C]me
There's nothing but [Gm]pills and ashes [Bb]under my skin
Chorus 3:
American girls all weather and noise
Playing the changes for all of the boys
Holding a candle right up to my hand
Making me feel so incredible
And now with the chorus chords, play Riff 2:
Riff 2:
[Dm] [Bb] [F] [C]  

If I made you cry, please tell me why
Cause I'll try again if you let me try
American girls, all feathers and cream
Come into bed so edible

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