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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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6 Comments

  1. UkeGirl0340

    The lyrics are wrong at the end of verse one. It’s “But she had to die trying to achieve that one little promise she was gonna keep.”

  2. JackSetrak

    Transpose to -2 and use D instead of D7

  3. The ledgend 27

    Strumming pattern?

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