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a long, long time ago, 
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I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
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And I know if I had my chance,
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That I could make those people dance 
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and maybe they'd be happy for a while               
    Em       Am                   Em          Am
But February made me shiver, with every paper I'd deliver
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Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step
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I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride
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Something touched me deep inside
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The day the music died

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So bye, bye Miss American Pie
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Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry