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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: January 15, 2002
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Note: (Eb) feels like a chord change but it stays Eb

      GOD BLESS THE USA   Lee Greenwood

      F                               Bb    
If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life,
      Eb                                (Eb)           C
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife,
       F                        Am  
I'd thank my lucky stars to be livin' here today.
            Bb                                    Dm                  Bb
Cause the flag still stands for freedom And they can't take that away-ay.

         C                                Bb               F
And I'm proud to be an American Where at least I know I'm free
       C                                 Bb                 F 
And I won't forget the men who died Who gave that right to me
               Dm      Am               Bb                F  
And I gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
             Bb                C        Dm       Bb          F 
Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the U-S-A

           F                        Bb
From the lakes of Minnesota To the hills of Tennessee
    Eb                           (Eb)            C
A-cross the plains of Texas From sea to shining sea
        F                         Am
From Detroit down to Houston And New York to LA
Well there's pride in every American heart
         Em                   Bb
And its time we stand and say-ay

to chorus, chorus