Simon & Garfunkel - America Chords & Tabs

 

America Chords & Tabs

Simon & Garfunkel Chords & Tabs

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America Tab

   
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
---I-------------I-----------I-----------I-----------I-----------I--1------I------------I------------I
---I----------1--I--------3--I--------1--I--------0--I--------1--I----1----I----------1-I--3b4r3--1--I
---I-------0-----I------0----I------2----I------0----I------2----I------2--I------0h2---I------------I
---I----2--------I----0------I----2------I----0------I----3------I---------I--2h3-------I------------I
---I--3----------I--2--------I--0--------I-----------I-----------I---------I------------I------------I
---I-------------I-----------I-----------I--3--------I--1--------I---------I------------I------------I
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
---I------------I------------I--------------I-------------I------------I--1------I------------I------------I
---I----------1-I-------3----I--------1-----I--------0----I--------1---I----1----I----------1-I--3b4r3--1--I
---I-------0----I-----0------I------2-------I------0------I-------2----I------2--I------0h2---I------------I
---I----2-------I---0--------I----2---------I----0--------I----3-------I---------I--2h3-------I------------I
---I--3---------I-2----------I--0-----------I-------------I------------I---------I------------I------------I
---I------------I------------I--------------I--3----------I--1---------I---------I------------I------------I
   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          
---I--------------I------------I------------I--0------I-----------I---0-------I
---I----------1---I--------3---I--------1---I----1----I--------1--I-----1-----I
---I-------0------I------0-----I------2-----I------2--I------2----I-------2---I
---I----2---------I----0-------I----2-------I---------I----2------I-----------I
---I--3-----------I--2---------I--0---------I---------I--0--------I-----------I
---I--------------I------------I------------I---------I-----------I-----------I
  1. I've got some  real estate  here in my    bag.
  3. We smoked the  last one an  hour   a -    go
  
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/simon_garfunkel/america_tab.html ]
     e                             A7                     e                          A7
---I------------I--0-------------I------------I--0------I------------I--0----------I-----------I--0--------I
---I--------0---I---------0------I---------2--I----2----I--------0---I------0------I--------2--I-----2-----I
---I------0-----I--------------0-I-------0----I------0--I------0-----I----------0--I------0----I--------2--I
---I----2-------I----------------I-----2------I---------I----2-------I-------------I----2------I-----------I
---I------------I----------------I--0---------I---------I------------I-------------I--0--------I-----------I
---I--0---------I----------------I------------I---------I--0---------I-------------I-----------I-----------I
    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
---I-----------I--3---------I--------0----2--I--3--------I--2--------I--0--------I-----------I  
---I-----------I------------I---3------------I-----------I-----------I-----------I--3--------I
  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.


   
BRIDGE 
   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)



INSTRUMENTAL  

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


FINAL 

  do the Intro again and finally end it up with a C chord.
  
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  ----1---
  ---0----
  --2-----
  -3------
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