The Body Of An American Chords
On The Acoustic

Here on The Body Of An American chords page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf to The Body Of An American chords sheet you can download.

The Body Of An American Chords
Demo Lyrics & Pdf

This song was written by Shane MacGowen of The Pogues but I'm not sure when it was first released. It is on their album "The Best Of The Pogues" covering the period from 1984-1991. The song however was never released as a single. 

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The Body Of An American Lyrics


The cadillac stood by the house and the yanks they were within
And the tinker boys they hissed advice - 'Hot-wire her with a pin'
Then we turned and shook - as we had a look - In the room where the dead men lay
So big Jim Dwyer made his last trip to the shores where his father's laid

But fifteen minutes later we had our first taste of whiskey
There was uncles giving lectures on ancient Irish history
The men all started telling jokes and the women they got frisky
By five o'clock in the evening Every bastard there was piskey

Fare thee well, going away - There's nothing left to say - Farewell to New York City boys, to Boston and PA
He took them out with a well-aimed clout and we often heard him say - I'm a free-born man of the USA

He fought the champ in Pittsburgh and he slashed him to the ground
He took on Tiny Tartanella Aad it only went one round
He never had no time for reds For drink or dice or whores
And he never threw a fight until the fight was right So they sent him to the war

Fare the well, gone away There's nothing left to say - With a slainte Joe and Erin go My love's in Ameri-kay
The calling of the rosary Spanish wine from far away - I'm a free born man of the USA

This morning on the harbour when I said goodbye to you
I remember how I swore that I'd come back to you one day
And as the sunset came to meet the evening on the hill
I told you I'd always love you I always did and I always will

Fare thee well gone away There's nothing left to say - 'But to say adieu to your eyes as blue as the water in the bay
And to big Jim Dwyer the man of war who was often heard to say I'm a free born man of the USA
I'm a free born man of the USA x3
I'm a free born man of the USA x3



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