Simon & Garfunkel - America Chords & Tabs


America Chords & Tabs

Simon & Garfunkel Chords & Tabs

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On the "Old friends" album, America is performed with a few small changes and it's just wonderful.
Tried to get it here, so I hope, you'll like it!

The song is played in this order:

 - Intro (picked)
 - Verse 1 (picked)
 - Verse 2 (strummed)
 - Bridge (slightly strummed)
 - Verse 3 (picked)
 - Verse 4 (strummed)
 - Instrumental (strummed)
 - Final (picked)

INTRO (2x)

      C            G6           a           G           F                     fill
count 1 2 and 3     1 2 a.3     1 2 a.3     1 2 a.3     1 2 a.3     1 2 3     1   2   3    1   2  3

VERSES 1 AND 3 (chords picked)

     C            G6            a              G           F                     fill
   1. Let us be   lovers we'll  marry our      fortunes to-  gether
   3. Toss me a   cigarette     I think theres one in my     raincoat 

     C             G6            a                      a          
  1. I've got some  real estate  here in my    bag.
  3. We smoked the  last one an  hour   a -    go
[ Tab from: ]
     e                             A7                     e                          A7
    1.    So we  bought a pack of  cigarettes                   and     Mrs Wagner    pies          and we
    3.    So I   looked   at  the  scenery                      and she read a maga - zine          and the

     D           C                             C           G6          a           G           
---I--------2--I------------I----------------I-----------I-----------I-----------I-----------I  from here strum
---I------3----I---------1--I---0----1----3--I--------1--I--------3--I--------1--I--------0--I  F chord (2 takes)
---I-----2-----I-------0----I----------------I------0----I------0----I------2----I------0----I  changing with F6
---I--0--------I-----2------I----------------I----2------I----0------I----2------I----0------I  F6 is: 133311
  1.  walked      off     to   look for   A -   me  -    e   -    ri -  ca.
  3.  moon        rose         o -  ver  an     o    -   o  -     pen   field.

VERSES 2 AND 4  (chords strummed)

2.  C        G6         a         G            F/F6   F/F6
    Kathy, I said as we boarded a Greyhound to Pittsburgh,

    C        G6           a           a
    Michigan seems like a dream to me now.

    G          G            G              G
    It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw,

    D    G       D          Cmaj7
    I've come to look for America.              

    (Cmaj7 is: 032000)


4.  C          G6     a             G            F/F6   F/F6
    Kathy, I'm lost I said though I knew she was sleeping,

        C         G6         a            a
    I'm empty and aching and I don't know why.
    G            G           G          G
    Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike,
             D   G      D          Cmaj7  D   G       D           Cmaj7
    they've all come to look for America, all come to look for America,

    D    G       D          Cmaj7 
    all come to look for America.

   F                                           Cmaj7
   Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces.
   F                                             Cmaj7
   She said, the man in the gabardine suit was a spy.
   F                                           C    G6  a  G  D/F#  F  F
   I said, be careful, his boatie is really a camera.

   (in this part, F is: x03210)
        ( D/F# is:      200230)


  Strum C G6 a G D C G (D is: xx0231) several times, 


  do the Intro again and finally end it up with a C chord.