American Pie Don McLean
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I totally enjoyed it as it is, thanks
also, its "the quartet practiced in the park"
To Jester987, yes, the lyrics read "Lennon" but it's certainly a double reference, both to John Lennon, as you said, and to Vladimir Lennon, who DID read the book of Karl Marx.
Hi. I think the official lyrics DO read "Lennon." However, perhaps McLean was making a play on words. He was obviously pairing Lenin and Marx, but like many of his lyrics, they are cryptic and/or filled with double meaning.
re: The Verses go G to G/F# then...
It actually sounds better if you go G to D/F# then... as D and F# complement each other.
As well as C to G/B to Am.
Sorry I could never spell to well
The Verses go G to G/F# than Em Am C Em D After playing that twice you play Em Am Em Am G G/F# Em Am D G to G/F# than Em Am C G/F# Em Am D Than to the chorus.
O well. Can't make everyone happy. :)
It's Lennon, as in John Lennon, as in the former Beatle who turned communist as is evident in the song 'Imagine', and who subsequently got a bullet in his head for the effort.
Furthermore, American Pie is about the feeling of a whole generation, you know, around the fifties and sixties... In that sense, a single line about a Russian dictator who died at the end of World War II doesn't make much sense.
Should be all set now. Happy Playing! :)
needs all the verses
No more scrolling for the Chorus, and the "Lenin" line is fixed as well. Enjoy!
Keep having to scroll up and down the page to find the chorus.
great song, not too hard to play but it is "lenin read a book on marx, the quartet practised in the park"
surely its Lenin as in V.I Lenin not John Lennon who read a book on Marx see 4th verse. ta, Jack
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