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Intro - x2 -: G  Bm

Verse:
G             Bm
Play house, put my favorite record on 
G             Bm
Get down, get your Crystal Method on 
          Am
You were like, tall, tan, drivin' 'round the city 
    C
Flirtin' with the girls like, "You're so pretty." 
    Am
"Springsteen is the king, don't you think?" 
       C
I was like, "Hell yeah, that guy can sing." 


Em
Like ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh 
C
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-oh 

Chorus:
              G                  Bm
You make me crazy, you make me wild 
              G                           Bm
Just like a baby, spin me 'round like a child 
       Am             C
Your skin so golden brown 
      Am               C
Be young, be dope, be proud 
  C
Like an American 


 G                              Bm
Ooh-ooh ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh ooh ooh-ooh 
Bm
Like an American - x2 -

Verse: 
G              Bm
Drive fast, I can almost taste it now 
G        Bm
LA, I don't even have to fake it now 
              Am
You were like so sick, everybody said it 
 C
You were way ahead of the trend, ge-get it 
 Am
Elvis is the best, hell yes 
 C
Honey, put on that party dress 


 Em
Like ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh 
 C
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-oh 

Chorus:
              G                 Bm
You make me crazy, you make me wild 
              G                          Bm
Just like a baby, spin me 'round like a child 
       Am             C
Your skin so golden brown 
     Am                 C
Be young, be dope, be proud 
 C
Like an American 


 G                             Bm
Ooh-ooh ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh ooh ooh-ooh 
Bm
Like an American 
G                               Bm
Ooh-ooh ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh ooh ooh-ooh 

Bridge:
Am                      Em
Everybody wants to go fast 
                  Am
But they can't compare 
                        Em
I don't really want the rest
                       Am
Only you can take me there
                             Em 
I don't even know what I'm saying,
           C         D 
But I'm praying for you. 

Chorus:
              G                 Bm
You make me crazy, you make me wild 
              G                           Bm
Just like a baby, spin me 'round like a child 
       Am            C
Your skin so golden brown 
      Am                C
Be young, be dope, be proud 

Like an American 


G                              Bm
Ooh-ooh ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh ooh ooh-ooh 
Bm
Like an American - x3 -
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4 Comments

  1. gildishchambino

    i agree with the one above

  2. Lord Thactama

    No, there really isn’t a good substitute. Try changing how you play G or Bm (where you place your fingers, which fingers, etc.) that may make the transition a little easier.

  3. ukulelekiwi

    Is there an alternate chord to bm? I find it hard to transition quickly

    • It’s a lot easier if you don’t bother with the fourth fret first string, and then just play the bottom 3 strings, if that makes sense. It still sounds good and like the original.

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