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The American Land

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What is this land of America? So many travel there
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I’m going down while I’m still young, my darlin’ meet me there

Wish me luck my lovely, I’ll send for you when I can
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Over there the women wear silk and satin to their knees
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And children near, the sweets I hear are growin’ on the trees

Gold comes rushing out the river straight into your hands
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If you make your home in the American land | G / C /|D / G /|

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There’s diamonds in the sidewalks, there’s gutters lined in song
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Dear I hear the beer flows from the faucets all night long

There’s treasure for the takin’ for any hard working man
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Who’ll make his home in the American land | G / C /|D / G /|

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I docked at Ellis Island in a city of light and spire
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I wandered to the valley of red hot steel and fire

We made the steel that built the cities from the sweat of our two hands
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And I made my home in the American land | G / C /|D / G /|

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There’s diamonds in the sidewalks, there’s gutters lined in song
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Dear I hear the beer flows from the faucets all night long

There’s treasure for the takin’ for any hard working man
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The McNichols, the Molsowskis, the Smiths, the Rilleys too
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The Blacks, the Irish, the Italians, the Germans and the Jews

The Puerto Ricans, illegals, the Asians, Arabs miles from home
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Come across the water with a fire down below

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They died building the railroads, worked their bones and skin
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They died in the fields and factories, they’ve scattered in the wind

They died to get here a hundred years ago, they’re dying now
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The hands that built the country we’re all trying to keep down

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There’s diamonds in the sidewalks, there’s gutters lined in song
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Dear I hear the beer flows from the faucets all night long

There’s treasure for the takin’ for any hard working man
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Who’ll make his home in the American land
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Who’ll make his home in the American land
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Who’ll make his home in the American land

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