American Tune
Paul Simon Lyrics


Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home
And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
We've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on
I wonder what went wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest

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Written by: PAUL SIMON

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Alex Cook

Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home
And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
We've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on
I wonder what went wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong
And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying
We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest



Cuz Dud

[C]
[C]Many's the [F]time [C]I've [G]been [C]mis[G]tak[E]en
And [Am]many [E]times con[Am]fused
[C]Yes, and I've [F]of[C]ten [G]felt [C]for[G]saken[C]
[C/B]And [Am]certain[E]ly mis[Am]used [C]
Ah, but I'm [F]al[G]right, [F]I'm al[C]right
I'm just [F]wea[C]ry [G]to [G#]my [Am]bones [A7]
[D7]Still, you [G]don't expect to be
[C]Bright [G]and [D]bon [G]vivant
[C]So [F]far [C]aw[G]ay from [E]ho[Am]me, [F]so [C]far [G]away from [C]home

And I don't know a [F]soul [C]who's [G]not [C]been [G]batte[E]red
I don't have a [Am]friend who [E]feels at [Am]ease
I [C]don't know a [F]dream [C]that's [G]not [C]been [G]shattered [C]
[C/B]or [Am]driven [E]to it's [Am]knees [C]
But, it's [F]al[G]right, it's [F]al[C]right
For, we've [F]lived [C]so [G]well [G#]so [Am]long [A7]
[D7]Still, [G]when I think of the [C]road
[G]we're [D]traveling [G]on
[C]I [F]won[C]der [G]what's gone [E]wro[Am]ng
I can't help [F]but [C]wonder [G]what's gone [C]wrong

[C]And I dreamed I was dying
I [C]dreamed [C/B]that [C/A]my [G]soul rose unex[Am]pectedly[G#dim]
And looking back [G]down at me [F]
Smiled reas[C]surinnngly [G]
And I dreamed I was [C]flying
And high [C/B]up [C/A]a[G]bove my eyes could [Am]clearly see[G#dim]
The Statue of [G]Liberty [F]
Sailing [C]away to sea [G]
And I dreamed I was [C]flying

[C]We come on the [F]ship [C]they [G]call [C]the [G]Mayflower[E]
We come on the [Am]ship that [E]sailed the [Am]moon
[C]We come in the [F]a[C]ge's [G]most [C]un[G]certain [C]hours
[C/B]and [Am]sing an [E]American [Am]tune
Oh-oh, and it's [F]al[G]right, it's [F]alright, it's al[C]right
You can't [F]be [C]for[G]ev[G#]er [Am]blessed [A7]
[D7]Still, tom[G]orrow's going to be [C]ano[G]ther [D]working [G]day
[C]And I'm [F]trying [C]to [G]get some [E]rest [Am]
That's [F]all I'm [C]trying[G] to get some [C]rest [F] [C] [G] [F] [C] [G] [C]



Rebecca Dolashewich

🦅🗽🇺🇸
Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I’ve often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home
And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
We've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on
I wonder what‘a gone wrong
I can't help but wonder what‘s gone wrong
And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying
We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hours
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying,
to get some rest



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My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the man;
And I wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.


William Wordsworth



All comments from YouTube:

The Gregory Brothers

2:18 - glad to see that even Paul Simon has to check to make sure he's barre-ing an F chord correctly. 

Natureboy

Nice joke. I've been playing guitar for 40+ years. It's true for beginners F is frustrating chord, but once you get used to it, it's as easy as Am.

WarIsOver

You can feel it; and then hear it if you're not.

Bjowolf2

It's called the F***-chord for a reason, you know 😂

bonkey dollocks

F#7m augmented diminished actually

Lynn Turman

nah, he was pissed cause his guitar's not in tune...

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Mary Liu

Such a relevant message and lyrics for today's world.

Liam Gallagher

Such a generic comment. Watch how terrible America will get if, God forbid, that creep Biden wins

EPA18

@Thomas H The song was not appropriate for 1975. It was a despicably anti-American. But in 2020, especially if "Harris/Biden" wins, it works.

Alec Dwyer

@blackdogbite Could also be reassuring that there were other times in this country where things weren't okay and we overcame it.

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