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The House I Live In

Song Author Allen Lewis og Earl Robinson Performer: Frank Sinatra Submitted by: jonagust


[A]What is A[F#m]-mer-i[Cdim]-ca      [E7]to    [A]me? [A7]    
A [D]name, a[Cdim] map, a [Am7]flag I [C#m7-5] see,       

A[D] certain [Cdim]word, "De[C#m7-5]-moc-ra-       [F#7]cy."    
[D]What[F#m] is A-[Bm7]mer-i    [Bm7-5]-ca to       [E7]me?   

Fdim AM7 D9 E7/6 AM7
The house I live in -- a plot of earth, a street,
The g[D9]rocer [E7/6]and the [A]butcher,[F#m] all the [C]people [Am7]that I m[A]eet,
The c[D9]hildren [E7]in the p[A]layground,[F#m] the [D9]faces [E7]that I [F#m]see;    
All [B7]races, [Cdim] and re[A]ligions -- [F#m]that's A[Bm7-5]-mer-i      [E7/6]-ca to [A]me.  

Fdim AM7 D9 E7/6 AM7
The place I work in, the worker at my side
The [D9]little [E7/6]town or [A]city w[F#m]here my [C]people [Am7]lived and d[A]ied  
The "[D9]howdy" [E7]and the [A]handshake,[F#m] the [D9]air of [E7]feeling [F#m]free    
The [B7]right to [Cdim]speak my [A6]mind o[A]ut   [F#â­m]that's A-me[D9]r-i-c[E7/6]a to me[A].  
The t[D9]hings I [E]see ab[A]out me the [D9]big things a[E]nd the s[A]mall
The [Em7]little c[A7]orner [D]newsstand and the [Em7]house a [A7]mile ta[D]ll;  
The w[C#7]edding and the [F#m]churchyard, the [C#7]laughter and the t[F#m]ears,    
The dr[E]eam that's been a gro[B7]win' for two-h[E]undred [Edim]thirty ye[E7]ars.*

Fdim AM7 D9 E7/6 AM7
The town I live in, the street, the house, the room,
The pa[D9]vement [E7/6]of the [A]city, [F#m]or a g[C]arden [Am7]all in b[A]loom,
The ch[D9]urch, the s[E7]chool, the [A]club house, the [D9]million li[E7]ghts I [F#m]see,    
But es[D9]pecia[Fdim]lly the p[A]eople -- [F#m]that's A[D9]-mer-i[E7]-ca    [Fdim] to      [F#m]me.    
Es[D9]pecia[Fdim]lly the p[A]eople -- [F#m]that's A-[D9]mt-i-[E7]ca    [Bm7-5] to       [D9]me --[Dm6]. [A]    

What is A-mer-i-ca to me?
A name, a map, a flag I [C#m7-5] see,

A certain word, "De[C#m7-5]-moc-ra-cy."
What is A-mer-i[Bm7-5]-ca to me?

Fdim AM7 D9 E7/6 AM7
The house I live in -- a plot of earth, a street,
The grocer and the butcher, all the people that I meet,
The children in the playground, the faces that I see;
All races, and religions -- that's A[Bm7-5]-mer-i-ca to me.

Fdim AM7 D9 E7/6 AM7
The place I work in, the worker at my side
The little town or city where my people lived and died
The "howdy" and the handshake, the air of feeling free
The right to speak my mind out [F#­m]that's A-mer-i-ca to me.
The things I see about me the big things and the small
The little corner newsstand and the house a mile tall;
The wedding and the churchyard, the laughter and the tears,
The dream that's been a growin' for two-hundred thirty years.*

Fdim AM7 D9 E7/6 AM7
The town I live in, the street, the house, the room,
The pavement of the city, or a garden all in bloom,
The church, the school, the club house, the million lights I see,
But especially the people -- that's A-mer-i-ca to me.
Especially the people -- that's A-mt-i-ca [Bm7-5] to me --.

Chords

  • A
  • F#m
  • Cdim
  • E7
  • A7
  • D
  • Am7
  • F#7
  • Bm7
  • D9
  • E7/6
  • C
  • Am7
  • B7
  • A6
  • E
  • Em7
  • C#7
  • Edim
  • Fdim
  • Dm6

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