Chords and Lyrics Madonna - American Pie

G     D    Em7
A long, long time ago, 
Am            C                Em                   
I can still remember how that music 
used to make me smile
    G           D    Em7
And I know that 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 
 G                 Am      
Did you write the book of love
       C                 Am         
And do you have faith in god above, 
 Em           D
if the bible tells you so?
G          D          Em
Now do you believe in rock and roll
           Am7*            C              
Think that music save your mortal soul 
 Em                A7                D
if you will teach me how to dance real slow?
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       Em                  D                     
Well I know that you're in love with him 
 Em              D
'cuz 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' 
  Am                   C
buck with a pink carnation and a pickup truck
    G      D     Em              C       D7    G  C  
But I knew I was out of luck the day the music died,
 I started singin'

G    C        G        D
bye, bye Miss American Pie
         G            C            G        D
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
         G        C                  G           D
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
        Em                          A7  
Singin' this will be the day that I die, 
 Em                          D7 
this will be the day that I die

  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
Then I went down to the sacred store
         Am              C                     
Where I'd heard the music years before, 
 Em                 C
but the man there said the music
wouldn't play

         Em                 Am                     
Well now in the streets the children screamed, 
 Em                 Am
the lovers cry and the poets dream
    C     G        Am          
But not a word was spoken, 
 C                     D
the church bells all were broken
        G         D   Em             
And the three men I admire most,
 Am7     C            D7
the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
G               D          Em                
They caught the last train for 
 Am7     D7    G
the coast the day the music died,
We started singin'

(Chorus x2)

We started singin'
We started singin'
We started singin'
We started singin'