Country Roads Chord Chart
by John Denver

Welcome to my Country Roads chord chart by John Denver. The full title is Take Me Home, Country Roads and is a great beginner guitar song. Most of the chords are open. The only tricky part is at the bridge where and F chord pops in, but you can you the easy version below to get through it. And on the D7 just keep strumming away on the D chord.

Strumming:
1 2 3+ 4+
B D  DU DU 

Picking:
If you are more intermediate, I really like playing this song along with a Travis Picking if you know how to do that. Makes it sound absolutely beautiful. I go over Travis Picking and finger picking in my Guitar Course.

Country Roads Chord Chart
by John Denver

Verse:
G               G          Em         Em
   Almost heaven,   West Virginia 
D                       D                       C                     G  
   Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River 
G            G                   Em                  Em
   Life is old there, older than the trees 
D                                D                        C                          G 
   Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze

Chorus:
                    G       G                   D     D 
Country roads, take me home 
                Em  Em    C     C 
To the place, I belong 
                  G         G                  D         D
West Virginia, mountain momma 
                      C        C              G      G 
Take me home, country roads 

Verse:
G              G                  Em      Em   
    All my mem'ries, gather 'round her 
D              D              C                      G  
   Miner's lady, stranger to blue water 
G                  G            Em               Em 
   Dark and dusty, painted on the sky 
D                          D                       C                             G  
   Misty taste of moonshine, teardrops in my eyes 

Chorus:
                    G       G                   D     D 
Country roads, take me home 
                Em  Em    C     C 
To the place, I belong 
                  G         G                  D         D
West Virginia, mountain momma 
                      C        C              G      G 
Take me home, country roads 

Bridge:
Em                   D                       G                          G 
   I hear her voice, in the mornin' hours she calls to me 
 C            G                              D               D 
The radio reminds me of my home far a-way 
            Em                            F                      C                                                     G 
And drivin' down the road I get a feeling that I should have been home 
D   D                  D7  D7(strum and hold) 
yesterday, yesterday 

Chorus:
                    G       G                   D     D 
Country roads, take me home 
                Em  Em    C     C 
To the place, I belong 
                  G         G                  D         D
West Virginia, mountain momma 
                      C        C              G      G 
Take me home, country roads 

 

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This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

 

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