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American Land
Bruce Springsteen - American Land

from the album: We Shall Overcome The Seeger Sessions

Released: August 21 2006

(This song is really just a repeat of the chord progression below.)

Intro: G   D G, G   C D, G   C G, G  C  D  G (x3)

G                           D           G
What is this land of America, so many travel there
      G                                    C              D
I'm going now while I'm still young, my darling meet me there
  G                                C              G
Wish me luck my lovely, I'll send for you when I can
     G               C          D        G     G  C  D  G
And we'll make our home in the American land

G                                 D              G
Over there all the woman wear silk and satin to their knees
      G                                      C             D
And children dear, the sweets, I hear, are growing on the trees
  G                                C                  G
Gold comes rushing out the river straight into your hands
        G         C            D        G     G  C  D  G
If you make your home in the American land

G                                  D               G
There's diamonds in the sidewalks, there's gutters lined in song
 G                                       C                 D
Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long
          G                           C                G
There's treasure for the taking, for any hard working man
          G        C           D        G     G  C  D  G
Who will make his home in the American land

G   D G, G   C D, G   C G, G  C  D  G

G                           D                 G
I docked at Ellis Island in a city of light and spire
    G                        C                 D
I wandered to the valley of red-hot steel and fire
    G                                             C                G
We made the steel that built the cities with the sweat of our two hands
       G        C          D        G     G  C  D  G
And I made my home in the American land

G                                D                G
There's diamonds in the sidewalk, there's gutters lined in song
 G                                        C                D
Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long
         G                            C                G
There's treasure for the taking, for any hard working man
          G         C          D        G     G  C  D  G
Who will make his home in the American land

G   D G, G   C D, G   C G, G  C  D  G

G                              D                G
The McNicholas, the Posalski's, the Smiths, Zerillis too
      G                                C              D
The Blacks, the Irish, Italians, the Germans and the Jews
  G                                       C                G
The Puerto Ricans, illegals, the Asians, Arabs miles from home
 G               C            D          G  
Come across the water with a fire down below

G                             D                  G
They died building the railroads, worked to bones and skin
      G                                       C                D
They died in the fields and factories, names scattered in the wind
      G                                C                 G
They died to get here a hundred years ago, they're dyin' now
     G                     C                D              G  
The hands that built the country we're all trying to keep down

G                                D                G
There's diamonds in the sidewalk, there's gutters lined in song
G                                        C                 D
Dear I hear that beer flows through the faucets all night long
         G                            C               G
There's treasure for the taking, for any hard working man
          G         C          D        G   
Who will make his home in the American land?
          G         C          D        G  
Who will make his home in the American land?
          G         C          D        G  
Who will make his home in the American land?

G   D G, G   C D, G   C G, G  C  D  G

G   D G, G   C D, G   C G, G  C  D  G

G  C  D  G,    (slow down) G  C  D  G
 
 
Bruce Springsteen - American Land :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
American Land tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind American Land:

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist. He has recorded and toured with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered around his native New Jersey. His eloquence in expressing ordinary, everyday problems has earned him numerous awards, including eighteen Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, along with a notoriously dedicated and devoted global fan base. His most famous albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., epitomize his penchant for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily life. He has sold over 65 million albums in the U.S.[1]

Springsteen's lyrics often concern men and women struggling to make ends meet. He has gradually become identified with progressive politics. Springsteen is also noted for his support of various relief and rebuilding efforts in New Jersey and elsewhere, and for his response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, on which his album The Rising reflects.

Springsteen's recordings have tended to alternate between commercially accessible rock albums and somber folk-oriented works. Much of his iconic status stems from the concerts and marathon shows in which he and the E Street Band present intense ballads, rousing anthems, and party rock and roll songs, amongst which Springsteen intersperses long, whimsical or deeply emotional stories.

Springsteen has long had the nickname "The Boss", a term which he was initially reported to hate but now seems to have come to terms with, as he sometimes jokingly refers to himself as such on stage. The nickname originated when a young Springsteen, playing club gigs with a band in the 1960s, took on the task of collecting the band's nightly pay and distributing it amongst his bandmates.[2]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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