Heart Of Gold Guitar Chord Chart by Neil Young

Another simple song using what I call the four main beginner chords Em, G, C and D. Heart of Gold is a classic and there are a couple ways you can go about playing this. In this song, the verse chords have two beats, so you can simply strum two down beats per chords, or you could a little more fancy with the suggest strumming below.

Strum:                      or 
 

1 + 2 +  3 + 4  +                    1 + 2 + a  3 + 4 + a
D   D U D    D U                    D   DDU  D    DDU

Intro Strum:
Em                           D         Em
1  +  2 +  3 +  4 +     1  +  2 +  3 + 4 +
D D D D D D D D     D D D D 

 

Heart Of Gold Guitar Chord Chart

INTRO:

Em  /D  Em/      Em  /D  Em/      
/Em -  C -  /  D -  G -  / Em -  C -  /  D -  G -  /     Em  /D  Em/      

VERSE:

/Em    -      C -/   /D    -       G  -/

I want to live,    I want to give
/Em    -           C -/            /D    -     G  -/
I've been a miner for a heart of gold.
/Em    -           C -/         /D    -     G  -/
It's these expressions I never give                                
                                                                                               Strum Change:

Em                                                G                                      1  +  2 +  3  +  4 +
That keep me searching for a heart of gold                   D D D D D D D D

C                                  |C D/B Am G|  G (1/2 measure)
And I'm getting old.

Em                                          G           
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold

C                                |C D/B Am G|   G (1/2 measure)   
And I'm getting old.


INTERLUDE:

/Em -  C -  /  D -  G -  / Em -  C -  /  D -  G -  /           
/Em -  C -  /  D -  G -  /     Em  /D  Em/     


VERSE:

/Em    -               C -/          /D    -             G  -/
I've been to Hollywood I've been to Redwood
/Em    -              C -/              /D    -       G  -/
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold
/Em    -           C -/         /D    -           G  -/
I've been in my mind, it's such a fine line

Em                                                  G 
That keep me searching for a heart of gold 

C                                |C D/B Am G| G (1/2 measure)
And I'm getting old.

Em                                            G
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold

C                               |C D/B Am G| G (1/2 measure) 
And I'm getting old.

INTERLUDE:

/Em - C - / D - G - / Em - C - / D - G - /
/Em - C - / D - G - /


Em                                               /D           Em/
You keep me searching for a heart of gold
Em                                               /D           Em/
You keep me searching am I growing old
Em                                               /D           Em/
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold
Em                                                G            C     |C D/B Am G|
You keep me searching for a heart of gold 

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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