Vincent / Don McLean ~ lyrics and guitar chords
Vincent
Don McLean 


       G add6 add2   G   add4
       Starry, starry night
                                   Am         add2
       Paint your pallet blue and gray
                              C              Cmaj7
       Look out on a summer's day
                 D                             D7                     G
       With eyes that know the darkness in my soul

       Shadows in the hills
       Sketch the trees and the daffodils
       Catch the breeze and the winter chills
           D                    D7               G      C add2 addM7  G
       In colors on the snowy linen land

                      G                  Am   add2  D7
                      Now I understand
                                                       G    G/F#   Em
                      What you tried to say to me
                                                                         Am add2 D7
                      And how you suffered for your sanity
                                                                         Em
                      And how you tried to set them free
                   (no chord)                                     A7                 Am7
                      They would not listen they did not know how
                            D7                         G    (add M7,6, 5)
                      Perhaps they'll listen now

       Starry, starry night
       Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
       Swirling clouds in violet haze
       Reflect in Vincent's eyes of China blue

       Colors changing hue
       Morning fields of amber grain
       Weathered faces lined in pain
       Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

                      Now I understand
                      What you tried to say to me
                      And how you suffered for your sanity
                      And how you tried to set them free
                      They would not listen they did not know how
                      Perhaps they'll listen now

                                     G   add4                Am  add4 D7
                                     For they could not love you
                                                                          G  G/F#  Em
                                     But still your love was true
                                                           Am7
                                     And when no hope was left in sight
                                                  Cm
                                     On that starry, starry night
                                            G                         F7                E7
                                     You took your life as lovers often do
                                              Am7
                                     But I could have told you, Vincent
                                            C
                                     This world was never meant
                                                  D7               G    add4
                                     For one beautiful as you

       Starry, starry night
       Portraits hung in empty halls
       Frameless heads on nameless walls
       With eyes that watch the world and can't forget

       Like the strangers that you've met
       The ragged men in ragged clothes
       The silver thorn, a bloody rose
       Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

                      Now I think I know
                      What you tried to say to me
                      And how you suffered for your sanity
                      And how you tried to set them free
                      They would not listen they're not listening still
                            D7                       G
                      Perhaps they never will...
                                                                  G add6 add2
                                                                       add (M7,6, 5, 5, 4, M3)  G
      


  Copyright 1971
  By Don McLean
  American Pie





   Chords:
          G  G4 Am A2 C Cmaj7 D  D7 C2 G/F# Em Cm F7 E7 Am7
      e |-3--3--0--0--0---0---2--2--0---3---0--3--1--0---0--
      B |-0--1--1--0--1---0---3--1--3---0---0--4--1--0---1--
      G |-0--0--2--2--0---0---2--2--0---0---0--5--2--1---0--
      D |-0--0--2--2--2---2---0--0--2---0---2--5--1--0---2--
      A |-2--2--0--0--3---3---0--0--3---0---2--3--3--2---0--
      E |-3--3--------------------------2---0-----1--0------

   G Things:
         G add6 add2    G (add M7,6, 5)      (5, 4, M3)
      e |---------3--    |-33--2--0--0--    |-0--0----
      B |---------0--    |-00--0--0--3--    |-3--1--0-
      G |-----0h2-0--    |-00--0--0--0--    |-0--0--0-
      D |-0h2-----0--    |-00--------0--    |-0--0--0-
      A |---------2--    |-22-----------
      E |---------3--    |-33-----------

    h = hammer-on







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