America


by Paul Simon
(Capo 2nd Fret)


( C > - - / F - - - /  x2   //)

V-A:	"Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together
I've got some real estate here in my bag"
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner's pies
And walked off to look for America
     
C > - - / F - - - / C > Am - - - /
Em - A - / Em - A - / DC G C>Am - // ( F - - - )

V-B:	"Kathy" I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now"
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I've come to look for America

C > - - / F - - - / C > Am - - - / G - - - / D G D Cmaj7 - C - //

  B:	Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said "Be careful, his bow tie is really a camera"

Bb - - - / C - - - / x2  / F - - - / C > - - // ( Fmaj7 - - - ) 

V-A:	"Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat"
"We smoked the last one an hour ago"
So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field

V-B:	"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, tho' I knew she was sleeping
"I'm empty and aching and I don't know why"
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all come to look for America
All come to look for America
All come to look for America


© 1968 CBS Records:  on his w/ Art Garfunkel "Bookends" and "Live Rhymin",
also recorded by Yes on their “YesYears” compilation.
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