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,
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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'cuz I saw you dancin' in the gym C G A7 You both kicked off your shoes,
man I dig those rhythm and blues G D Em I was a lonely teenage broncin'
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' (Chorus:) 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,
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,
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,
but the man there said the music D wouldn't play Em Am Well now in the streets the children screamed,
the lovers cry and the poets dream C G Am But not a word was spoken,
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, D7 We started singin' (Chorus x2) D7 We started singin' D7 We started singin' D7 We started singin' D7 We started singin'