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  Chords for "America"

Words & music by Paul Simon 1968


Eb        |Ebmaj7
"Let us be lovers,

     |Cm       |Eb/Bb     |Ab     |  |  |  |
We'll marry our fortunes together.

Eb           |Ebmaj7     |Cm        |     |  |  |
I've got some real estate here in my bag."

Gm7      |                |C7         |
    So we bought a pack of cigarettes,

   |Gm7 |        |C9   |
And Mrs. Wagner's pies,

Gm7|F     |Eb
And walked off

  |Bb       |Eb |Ebmaj7 |Cm |Cm7 |Ab |  |  |  |
To look for Ame-e-e-e-erica.


Eb        |Ebmaj7
"Kathy," I said,

     |Cm       |Eb/Bb       |Ab         |  |  |  |
As we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh,

Eb       |Ebmaj7      |Cm         |    |  |  |
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now.

Bb        |
It took me four days

  |              |        |
To hitchhike from Saginaw.

F   |Bb     |F        |Ebmaj7 |  |Eb  |  |  |
I've come to look for Ame-e-e-e-rica."


Dbmaj7         |Db  |
Laughing on the bus,

       |Eb            |      |  |  |  |
Playing games with the faces,

Dbmaj7      |          |         |          |Eb  |  |  |  |
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy.

Ab         | 
I said, "Be careful,

   |Abmaj7   |        |Eb      |Ebmaj7 |Cm7 |Eb6/Bb |Cm6(sus)/A |  |Abmaj7 |  |
His bowtie is really a camera."


Eb        |Ebmaj7    |
"Toss me a cigarette,

Cm             |Eb/Bb    |Ab        |  |  |  |
I think there's one in my raincoat."

Eb            |Ebmaj7     |Cm   |    |  |  |
"We smoked the last one an hour ago."

Gm7     |             |C7      |  |
    So I looked at the scenery,

Gm7             |         |C9 |  |
    She read her magazine;

       |F   |Eb  |Bb     |Eb |Ebmaj7 |Cm7   |Eb |Ab |  |  |  |
And the moon rose over an o-o-o-open  field.


Eb         |Ebmaj7  |Cm  
"Kathy, I'm lost," I said,

        |Eb/Bb       |Ab       |Abmaj7 |Fm7 |Ab 
Though I knew she was sleeping.

    |Eb       |Ebmaj7    |Cm          |     |  |  |
"I'm empty and aching and I don't know why."

Bb          |
Counting the cars

      |          |       
On the New Jersey Turnpike.

       |F  |Bb
They've all come

  |F        |Ebmaj7 |  |Eb |  |
To look for Ame-e-e-e-rica,

F  |Bb     |F        |Ebmaj7 |  |Eb |  |
All come to look for Ame-e-e-e-rica,

F  |Bb     |F        |Ebmaj7 |  |Eb |  |
All come to look for Ame-e-e-e-rica,

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