American Pie Uke tab by The Eagles

10 Chords used in the song: G,D,Em7,Am,C,Em,Am7,D7,A7,A

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G G     D D    Em7 Em7
A A long, long time ago,

Am Am C C Em Em D D
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile

G G D D Em7 Em7
And I know if I had my chance,

Am Am C C Em Em C C D D
That I could make those people dance and maybe they'd be happy for a while

Em Em Am Am Em Em Am Am
But February made me shiver, with every paper I'd deliver

C C G G Am Am C C D D
Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step

G G D D Em Em Am7 Am7 D D
I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride

G G D D Em Em
Something touched me deep inside

C C D7 D7 G G C C G G
The day the music died



CHORUS

G G C C G G D D
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

G G C C G G D D
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

G G C C G G D D
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Em Em A7 A7 Em Em D7 D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die


VERSE

G G Am Am
Did you write the book of love

C C Am Am Em Em D D
And do you have faith in god above, if the bible tells you so?

G G D D Em Em
Do you believe in rock and roll

Am7 Am7 C C Em Em A7 A7 D D
Can music save your mortal soul and can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Em Em D D Em Em D D
Well I know that you're in love with him 'cuz I saw you dancin' in the gym

C C G G A7 A7 C C D7 D7
You both kicked off your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues

G G D D Em Em Am Am C C
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck with a pink carnation and a pickup truck

G G D D Em Em C C D7 D7 G G C C G G
But I knew I was out of luck the day the music died, I started singin'


CHORUS

G G C C G G D D
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

G G C C G G D D
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

G G C C G G D D
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Em Em A7 A7 Em Em D7 D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die



VERSE

G G Am Am
Now for ten years we've been on our own,
C C Am Am Em Em D D
and moss grows fat on a rolling stone but that's not how it used to be
G G D D Em Em
When the jester sang for the king and queen
Am7 Am7 C C Em Em A7 A7 D D
in a coat he borrowed from James Dean in a voice that came from you and me
Em Em D D Em Em D D
And while the king was looking down, the jester stole his thorny crown
C C G G A7 A7 C C D7 D7
The courtroom was adjourned, no verdict was returned
G G D D Em Em Am Am C C
And while Lenin read a book on Marx, the quartet practiced in the park
G G D D Em Em C C D7 D7 G G C C G G
And we sang dirges in the dark the day the music died, we were singin'



CHORUS

G G C C G G D D
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

G G C C G G D D
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

G G C C G G D D
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Em Em A7 A7 Em Em D7 D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die


VERSE

G G Am Am
Helter skelter in a summer swelter
C C Am Am Em Em D D
the birds flew off with a fallout shelter, eight miles high and fallin' fast
G G D D Em Em
It landed foul on the grass
Am7 Am7 C C Em Em A7 A7 D D
the players tried for a forward pass, with the jester on the sidelines in
A A cast
Em Em D D Em Em D D
Now at halftime there was sweet perfume, while sergeants played a marching
Tune
C C G G A7 A7 C C D7 D7
We all got up to dance, but we never got the chance
G G D D Em Em Am Am C C
'Cuz the players tried to take the field, the marching band refused to yield
G G D D Em Em C C D7 D7 G G C C G G
Do you recall what was the feel the day the music died, we started singin'


CHORUS

G G C C G G D D
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

G G C C G G D D
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

G G C C G G D D
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Em Em A7 A7 Em Em D7 D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die



VERSE

G G Am Am
And there we were all in one place,
C C Am Am Em Em D D
a generation lost in space, with no time left to start again
G G D D Em Em Am7 Am7 C C
So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack Flash sat on a candle
Em Em A7 A7 D D
stick, 'cuz fire is the devil's only friend
Em Em D D Em Em D D
And as I watched him on the stage, my hands were clenched in fists of rage
C C G G A7 A7 C C D7 D7
No angel born in Hell could bread that Satan's spell
G G D D Em Em Am Am C C
And as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite
G G D D Em Em C C D7 D7 G G C C G G
I saw Satan laughing with delight the day the music died, he was singin'


CHORUS

G G C C G G D D
So bye, bye Miss American Pie

G G C C G G D D
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

G G C C G G D D
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

Em Em A7 A7 Em Em D7 D7
Singin' this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die



LAST VERSE


G G D D Em Em
I met a girl who sang the blues

Am Am C C Em Em D D
And I asked her for some happy news, but she just smiled and turned away

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

Em Em Am Am Em Em Am Am
But in the streets the children screamed, the lovers cried and the poets
dreamed

C C G G Am Am C C D D
But not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken

G G D D Em Em Am7 Am7 C C D7 D7
And the three men I admire most, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost

G G D D Em Em Am7 Am7 D7 D7 G G
They caught the last train for the coast the day the music died,

D7 D7
And they were singin'


FINAL CHORUS
G G C C G G D D
So bye, bye Miss American Pie
G G C C G G D D
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry

G G C C G G D D
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye

C C D7 D7 G G C C G G
Singin' this will be the day that I die.

 

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qwerplex avatar
Not an Eagles song...
24 Jun 2012
moxygirl avatar
Great job with the tabs! I just wanted to let you know that American Pie was written by Don McLean, and not the Eagles.
19 Jul 2011
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GREAT JOB!!! THIS IS WONDERFUL!!! THANK YOU!!!
02 Feb 2011
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Its by Don McLean
01 Feb 2011
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