The Lilac Time

American Eyes(Chords)

The Lilac Time

Key: C

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Capo on 5th fret

Intro:   C         F   G 
Here is a story of three young people 
C                                               F/G               C 
A girl and two boys, she's got American eyes, American eyes 
They left school for fame and fortune 
C                                                          F 
But she was the one, the girl with the stars in her eyes 
Stars and stripes in her eyes 

I was one of the boys, oh how I loved her 
C                                                          F 
But she wouldn't see me, She shut her apple pie eyes 
    G                      C 
As blue as Jamaica skies 
C                                      F            G 
Oh unrequited love quite often grows, and never quite goes 
C                         F     G 
Cho doh doh doh ,  Ohh Ohh (American eyes) 

He was one of the boys, he joined the army 
G                               F           G                      C 
He sailed from American shores, to fight the foreigners' war 

F                                       F                       G 
Baby shut your eyes up tight, I swear the world won't end tonight 
         F                   G          F                  G 
And when we die our spirits fly, into the light above the sky 
C               F 
Ohh ohh ohh ohh 
G             C 
American eyes

Written by Stephen Duffy

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