‘American Girls’

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Holding a candle right up to my hand making me feel so incredible …


Standard Tuning
Intro riff:
F Bb F Bb
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B-|————————–|————————–|-
G-|–2p0h2-p0-2-2p0-2p0h2p0–|–2p0h2-p0-2-2p0-2b3r2p0–|- Call these two bars

F Bb C Bb

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B-|————————–|————————–|-
G-|–2p0h2-p0-2-2p0-2p0h2—-|————————–|-

Intro (with riff) – the bars provide a timing reference
F Bb | F Bb | F Bb | C | Bb |
F Bb | F Bb | Bb |

Verse 1:
F Bb
She comes out on Fridays every time
F
Stands out in a line
C Bb F F Bb F Bb Bb
I could have been anyone she’d seen (Riff 1)
F Bb
She waits another week to fall apart
F
She couldn’t make another day
C Bb C
I wish it was anyone but me
Bb C
I could have been anyone you see
Gm Bb
She had something breakable just under her skin

Chorus 1:
Dm Bb F
American girls all weather and noise
C Dm
Playing the changes for all of the boys
Bb F
Holding a candle up to my hand
C
Making me feel so incredible

Verse 2:
Bb F Bb
She comes out of closets every night
F
But then she locks herself away
C Bb C
Where she could keep anything from me
Bb C
I could have been anyone you see
Gm Bb
She’s nothing but porcelain underneath her skin

Chorus 2: (same chords as chorus 1)
American girls all weather and noise Playing the changes for all of
the boys. Holding a candle right up to my hand Making me feel so incredible

Interlude: (play intro riff with vocals)
F Bb
Little shivers shaking me everyday
F Bb
But I could get the same thing anywhere
F Bb
So if she goes away
Gm C
Well, it’s alright and I’m okay
F Bb
“Hey”, she said, “Come back again tonight.”
F Bb
And I said “I might, I might, I might.”
F Bb
She said “Well, that’s alright.
Gm Am Dm
If it’s alright, it’s alright with you
Gm C Bb
then it’s alright if it’s alright with me

Verse 3:
F Bb
I waited for an hour last Friday night
F
She never came around
C Bb F F Bb
She took almost everything from me
F
I’m going through my closets
Bb F
Trying on her clothes, almost everyday
C Bb
I could’ve been anyone you see
C Bb C
I wish it was anyone but me
Gm Bb
There’s nothing but pills and ashes under my skin

Chorus 3:
American girls all weather and noise
Playing the changes for all of the boys
Holding a candle right up to my hand
Making me feel so incredible

Outro:
And now with the chorus chords, play Riff 2:
Riff 2:
Dm Bb F C
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G-|——————-|——————-|-
D-|-0–2–3——2–3-|—-2–3—5–3–2-|-
A-|———–1——-|-0—————–|-
E-|——————-|——————-|-

If I made you cry, please tell me why
Cause I’ll try again if you let me try
American girls, all feathers and cream
Come into bed so edible
American girls (improvisation) … You make me cry …
Hey Miss American girls

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