Verse:
D               E7
Well she was an American girl. 
G         A
Raised on promises
D                 E7
She couldn't help thinking that there was
  G                   A
a little more to life somewhere else
                   D
After all it was a great big world
G                      Em
with lots of places to run to
A
And if she had to die tryin' she had one little promise she was gonna keep

Chorus:
G        A         D                 Bm                     G
Oh yeah, allright, take it easy baby make it last all night
        A             D
She was   an American girl

Verse:
D                      E7
Well it was kinda cold    that night
G                      A
She stood alone on the   balcony
D                       E7
Yeh, she could hear the cars roll by,
       G                   A
out on  four-fortyone like waves crashing on the beach
                     D
And for one des'rate moment there
G                    Em
he crept back in her memory
A
God it's so painful when something that's so close is still so far to reach.

Chorus:
G        A         D                 Bm                     G
Oh yeah, allright, take it easy baby make it last all night
        A             D
She was   an American girl
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