American Girl
As recorded by Everclear on the Heroin Girl Single
Tabbed by Jason P (jasonsevercleartabs@hotmail.com)

(Chords used)
   D Dsus2 Dsus4 D5 G A Bm    D(2) E G(2) A(2)
e|-2---0-----3---5--3-0--2-------------------|
B|-3---3-----3---3--3-2--3-------------------|
G|-2---2-----2---2--0-2--4-----7---9--12--14-|
D|-0---0-----0---0--0-2--4-----7---9--12--14-|
A|------------------2-0--2-----5---7--10--12-|
E|------------------3------------------------|

(INTRO)
      D                            D      Dsus2            Dsus4  D5
e|----2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--|x1 	e|-2-2-2--0-0-0-|x5	e|-3-3-3--5-5-5-|x1
B|----3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--|	B|-3-3-3--3-3-3-|	B|-3-3-3--3-3-3-|
G|----2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--|	G|-2-2-2--2-2-2-|	G|-2-2-2--2-2-2-|
D|----0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--|	D|-0-0-0--0-0-0-|	D|-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
A|-----------------------|	A|--------------|	A|--------------|
E|-----------------------|	E|--------------|	E|--------------|
                                
(Play this short solo over the third time you play the D, Dsus2 thing 
above until the start of the verse) 
e|-------------------------------------------------------3-3-3--3-5-5-5-|
B|-7-7-7--7-5-5-5--5-3-3-3--3-5-5-5--5-7-7-7--7-5-5-5--5----------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Verse Riff. This is what the guitar plays, while the bass plays the root 
notes of the chords. Either play the chords or this riff)
    D           Bm          G           A
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|--2--2h4p2----2--2h4p2----2--2h4p2----2-2h4p2--|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

(Verse Riff x3) 
D          Bm            G         A   
She was an American girl raised on promises
D            Bm                             G                  
She couldn't help thinking that there was a little more to life
A
Somewhere else
D                  Bm		     G                      A
After all it was a great big world with lots of places to run to
       A 
And if she had to die trying, she had one little promise she was gonna keep 

G        A
Oh yeah, all right
D         
Take it easy baby
Bm
Make it last all night
G          A            D
She was an American girl 

(Verse Riff x3)
D              Bm                     G                  A
It was kind of cold that night as she stood alone on the balcony
D                  Bm       
She could hear the cars roll by 
       G                   A
out on four forty one like waves crashing on the beach
D                     Bm           G                     A 
And for one desperate moment there she crept back in her memory
A
God, it's so painful when something that's so close
A
Is still so far out of reach 

G        A
Oh yeah, all right
D         
Take it easy baby
Bm
Make it last all night
G          A            D
She was an American girl 

(Solo - arranged for one guitar)
e|---------------2b-(let ring)-----------------2b-(let ring)---------|
B|------------------------------3-3h5p3-3-2----3----3-2-----3----3-2-|
G|--2--2h4p2-----2--2h4p2-------2-2h4p2------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------0---0--------0---0------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                             D(2)         E             G(2)  
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3----3-2-----3----3-2-----3----3-2-----3----3-2------3----3-2-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0---0--------0---0--------0---0--------0---0---------0---0------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
									
   A(2)         D(2)         E 		G(2)		A(2)	       
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3----3-2-----3----3-2-----3----3-2-----3----3-2----3----3-2-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0---0--------0---0--------0---0--------0---0-------0---0------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
									
   D(2)             E                G(2)                         
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
   "Wah-oah"        "Oah-oh"          "Ah-oah"  
   A(2)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14----|
D|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14----|
A|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----|
E|----------------------------|
   "Ohhh..."

G        A
Oh yeah, all right
D         
Take it easy baby
Bm
Make it last all goddamn night
G          A            D
She was an American girl 	

D (with verse riff overdubbed, bass plays D instead of verse chords though)
Yeah American Girl
Yeah American Girl
American Girl
American Girl
American Girl......

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