Don MacLean – American Pie Ukulele Chords

Don MacLean American Pie ukulele chords and strumming pattern are in this post! Start playing this Don MacLean song from the "American Pie" album released in 1971 with your ukulele right now!

Key: G
Chords: [G], [D], [Em], [Am], [C], [D7]
Strumming: D - DU (or D - D)
Difficulty: Hard

American Pie Ukulele Chords

A [G]long, [D]long [Em]time ago, [Am]I can still re[C]member how
That [Em]music used to [D]make me smile. [D7]
I [G]knew [D]if I [Em]had my chance that [Am]I could make those [C]people dance
and [Em]maybe they’d be [C]happy for a [D]while.
But [Em]February [Am]made me shiver, [Em]with every paper [Am]I’d deliver,
[C]Bad news [G]on the [Am]doorstep, I [C]couldn’t take one [D]more step.
I [G]can’t re[D]member [Em]if I cried when I [Am]read about his [D]widowed bride,
[G]Something [D]touched me [Em]deep inside, the [C]day, the [D7]music, [G]died.

So [G]Bye [C]bye, Miss A[G]merican [D]Pie,
drove my [G]chevy to the [C]levee but the [G]levee was [D]dry,
Them [G]good ole’ [C]boys were drinkin’ [G]whiskey and [D]rye, singin’
[Em]This’ll be the day that I [A7]die, [Em]this’ll be the day that I [D]die. [D7]

[G]Did you write the [Am]book of love and do [C]you have faith in [Am]God above,
[Em]if the Bible [D]tells you so? [D7]
Now do [G]you be[D]lieve in [Em]rock and roll,
can [Am]music save your [C]mortal soul and
[Em]Can you teach me [A7]how to dance real [D]slow?
Well, I [Em]know that you’re in [D]love with him,
`cause I [Em]saw you dancing [D]in the gym.
You [C]both kicked [G]off your [A7]shoes, man I [C]dig those rhythm and [D7]blues.
I was a [G]lonely [D]teenage [Em]broncin’ buck
with a [Am]pink carnation and a [C]pick up truck,
but [G]I knew [D]I was [Em]out of luck the [C]day, the [D7]music, [G]died. [C] [G]

So [G]Bye [C]bye, Miss A[G]merican [D]Pie,
drove my [G]chevy to the [C]levee but the [G]levee was [D]dry,
Them [G]good ole’ [C]boys were drinkin’ [G]whiskey and [D]rye, singin’
[Em]This’ll be the day that I [A7]die, [Em]this’ll be the day that I [D]die. [D7]

[G]I met a [D]girl who [Em]sang the blues and I [Am]asked her for some [C]happy news,
but [Em]she just smiled and [D]turned away. [D7]
[G]I went [D]down to the [Em]sacred store where I [Am]heard the music [C]years before,
but the [Em]man there said the [C]music wouldn’t [D]play.
And [Em]in the streets the [Am]children screamed,
the [Em]lovers cried and the [Am]poets dreamed,
but [C]not a [G]word was [Am]spoken, the [C]church bells all were [D]broken.
And the [G]three men [D]I ad[Em]mire most, the [Am]Father, Son and the [D]Holy Ghost,
they [G]caught the [D]last train [Em]for the coast, the [C]day, the [Am]mu[D7]sic, [G]died.

[D]And they were singin’…
[G]Bye [C]bye, Miss A[G]merican [D]Pie,
drove my [G]chevy to the [C]levee but the [G]levee was [D]dry,
Them [G]good ole’ [C]boys were drinkin’ [G]whiskey and [D]rye, singin’
[C]This’ll be the [D]day that I [G]die [C] [G]



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Artist and Song:Don MacLean - American Pie
Album:American Pie
Year:1971
Chords:[G], [D], [Em], [Am], [C], [D7]
Strumming:D - DU
Genre:Folk Rock

About Don MacLean - American Pie Ukulele Chords & Strumming Pattern

"American Pie" is a song by Folk Rock artist Don MacLean. It was released in 1971 on the album, titled "American Pie". American Pie is considered under Folk Rock genre.
  • The key of Don MacLean - American Pie is G.
  • D - DU is the suggested strumming pattern for American Pie. If it's not easy for you, you can try only down (D) strumming for playing "American Pie".
  • The chords that we use for playing American Pie on ukulele are: [G], [D], [Em], [Am], [C], [D7].

What Are The Chords For American Pie On Ukulele?

You will play the [G], [D], [Em], [Am], [C], [D7] ukulele chords while playing American Pie with your ukulele in the G key, original tone of the song.

How Do You Strum American Pie On Ukulele?

American Pie ukulele strumming pattern is D - DU. You can also try D (down) if the suggested pattern is hard for you.

Who Sings American Pie?

American Pie is performed by Don MacLean. It was first released on the album "American Pie" in 1971.
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