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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: August 11, 2002
Album:
Written by:
Intro:
 D            A   D           A 
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               AMERICAN CHILD    Phil Vassar


D                Bm          G             A	
I was ten I was thin I was playing first base
         D     Bm         G          A        G         A                 
With a second glove and dirt on my face In nowhere in Virgina
Em           F#m         C         G          A
Who'd ever figure that kid in the yard Would go very far
       D              Bm         G           A 
Cause Four nineteen Lakewood had no silver spoons
         D         Bm           G            A 
Just an old beat upright that played out of tune
          D           Bm         G           A 
Now I'm singing and living the life that I love
         Em            G          A          A7        
And when I count my blessings I thank God I was

CHORUS:
      D       Bm    G         A
An American Child (Wo oh oh whoa)
     D        Bm   G         A
An American Child (Wo oh oh whoa)
        Em              A            G        A    A7   D    Intro
Cause dreams can grow wild, born in-side an Ameri-can Child


D              Bm          G            A
Seven pounds three ounzes she's got my nose
            D      Bm       G          A
And she's into my heart as deep as it goes
          D            Bm         G                  A
With a promise that's more then just someone's last name
Em         G             A          A7
Anyone's equal in this late August game

To chorus, lead
      Bb         Dm               C       F 
My grandfather would have been eighty to-day
Bb              C
But in '45 he fell down beside of      (timing on the Wo oh ohs changes here)
     D        Bm     G   A          D       Bm     G      A
An American Child              An American Child 
             (wo oh oh)                     (wo oh oh)
(A)           D        Bm    G    A
Oh wo wo An American Child 
                     (Wo oh oh)
        Em             A             G           A   A7    D      A
Cause dreams can grow wild; born in-side of an Ameri-can Child
                                                           (wo oh oh)
      D       Bm     G   A          D       Bm     G      A
An American Child              An American Child 
             (wo oh oh)                     (wo oh oh)
(A)           D        Bm    G    A
Oh wo wo An American Child 
                     (Wo oh oh)



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