Paul Simon

Simon & Garfunkel
America is one of my all-time favorites by S&G,
and it's really easy.  Make sure you read the
instructions on how to play the chords before you start.
Lyrics by Rich Kent.

Capo 3rd To play all the chords shown in this song (except those notated by tabs), you use the following pattern. Hit the bass note, then scratch the high strings four times. It should make sense once you try it. This is not part of the song! C D G Am + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----0-0-0-0-|-----2-2-2-2-|-----3-3-3-3-|-----0-0-0-0-| B:-----1-1-1-1-|-----3-3-3-3-|-----0-0-0-0-|-----1-1-1-1-| G:-----0-0-0-0-|-----2-2-2-2-|-----0-0-0-0-|-----2-2-2-2-| D:-------------|-0-----------|-----0-0-0-0-|-------------| A:-3-----------|-------------|-------------|-0-----------| E:-------------|-------------|-3-----------|-------------|
INTRO: This part is the intro and the beginning of the verses. C C/B Am7 Am7/G + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-| B:-----1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-| G:-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-| D:-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| A:-3-----------|-2-----------|-0-----------|-------------| E:-------------|-------------|-------------|-3-----------| F + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-1--1--1---1-|-1--1--1-----| B:-----1-1-1-1-|-----1-1-1-1-|-1--3--1---1-|-1--3--1-----| G:-----2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-2-2-|-2--2--2---2-|-2--2--2-----| D:-----3-3-3-3-|-----3-3-3-3-|-3--3--3---3-|-3--3--3-----| A:-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| E:-1-----------|-1-----------|-1-----------|-1-----------|
The verses begin with the intro figure. C C/B Am7 Am7/G F Let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together C C/B Am Am7 I've got some real estate here in my bag Em A7 Em A7 So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies D C G C C/B Am7 And we walked off to look for America Am7/G F C C/B Am7 Am7/G F Kathy I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh C C/B Am Am7 Michigan seems like a dream to me now G It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw D G D Cmaj7 C I've come to look for Ameri - ca
BRIDGE Bbmaj7 Laughing on the bus C Playing games with the faces Bbmaj7 C She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy F Fmaj7 C I said be careful his bowtie is really a camera C/G Am/F# Fmaj7
Now, the chords from the first two verses repeat. Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat We smoked the last one an hour ago So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine And the moon rose over an open field Kathy I'm lost I said though I knew she was sleeping I'm empty and aching and I don't know why Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike They've all come to look for America D G D Cmaj7 C All come to look for Ameri - ca D G D Cmaj7 C All come to look for Ameri - ca repeat and fade
CHORDS: C/B x2x010 Cmaj7 x32000 C/G 3x2010 Bbmaj7 x13231 Am7 x02010 Fmaj7 1x3210 Am7/G 3x2010 Am/F# 2x2210

Created on 4-29-97 by Daniel E. Smith.