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Heart Of Gold Chords And Strumming, Neil Young

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Did You Know? Heart of Gold is Neil Young's biggest song reaching no.1 in the charts and it features James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt on backing vocals

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm: Yellow Pick (White Pick when played with the Miss 2 rhythm)

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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Heart Of Gold Chords And Strumming, Neil Young

Django Chords: 

Django Em Chord

Django C Chord

Django D Chord

Django G Chord


Key: G


Tempo:

171 bpm

Strumming:

"Miss 2":

|D    (m)    D    D U |


"Miss 3":

|D    D    (m)    D  |


See Orange Pick Version for a more advanced rhythm.


Intro - 

Riff: 

  ||Em - - - |Em - - - |D - - Em|- - - - |x2

e||     3 3 |3 3 3 3 |3   3 3 |         ||

b||     3 3 |3 3 3 3 |3   3 3 |         ||

g||     0 0 |0 0 0 0 |2   2 0 |         ||

d||     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |0   0 2 |         ||

a||     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |       2 |         ||

e||0    0 0 |0 0 0 0 |       0 |         || x2

  (1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 ) x2


||Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - || x3

 Miss 2 ) x12


Riff:

  |Em - - - |Em - - - |D - - Em|- - - - |

e|     3 3 |3 3 3 3 |3   3 3 |         |

b|     3 3 |3 3 3 3 |3   3 3 |         |

g|     0 0 |0 0 0 0 |2   2 0 |         |

d|     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |0   0 2 |         |

a|     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |       2 |         |

e|0    0 0 |0 0 0 0 |       0 |         |

 (1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4)


Verse 1 -

||Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - || x3

 Miss 2 ) x12


(Em) I want to (C)live, (D) I want to (G)give
(Em) I've been a (C)miner for a (D)heart of (G)gold
(Em) It's these ex(C)pressions (D) I never (G)give


Chorus -

||Em - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 Miss 2  / Miss 2  / Miss 2 / Miss 2)

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - G|G - - - || x2

Miss 3/Let Ring/ Miss 3 /Let Ring)


(Em)That keep me (Em)searching for a (G)heart of (G)gold (C) and I'm (C)getting old (C) (G) (G)

(Em)That keep me (Em)searching for a (G)heart of (G)gold (C) and I'm (C)getting old (C) (G) (G)


Bridge (Harmonica) -

||Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - || x3

 Miss 2 ) x12


Riff:

  |Em - - - |Em - - - |D - - Em|- - - - |

e|     3 3 |3 3 3 3 |3   3 3 |          |

b|     3 3 |3 3 3 3 |3   3 3 |          |

g|     0 0 |0 0 0 0 |2   2 0 |          |

d|     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |0   0 2 |          |

a|     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |       2 |          |

e|0    0 0 |0 0 0 0 |       0 |          |

 (1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 )


Verse 2 -

||Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - || x3

 Miss 2 ) x12


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


Chorus -

||Em - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 Miss 2  / Miss 2  / Miss 2 / Miss 2)

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - G|G - - - || x2

Miss 3/Let Ring/ Miss 3 /Let Ring)


(Em)That keep me (Em)searching for a (G)heart of (G)gold (C) and I'm (C)getting old (C) (G) (G)

(Em)That keep me (Em)searching for a (G)heart of (G)gold (C) and I'm (C)getting old (C) (G) (G)


Bridge (Harmonica) -

||Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - || x3

 Miss 2 ) x12


Final Chorus -

||Em - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |Em - - - ||x3

 Miss 2  / Miss 2  / Miss 2 / Miss 2)  x3


|Em - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

Miss 2  / Miss 2  / Miss 2 / Miss 2)

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - G|- - - - |

Miss 3/Let Ring/ Miss 3 /Let Ring)


(Em) Keep me (Em)searching for a (D)heart of (Em)gold
(Em) You keep me (Em)searching and I'm (D)growing (Em)old


(Em) Keep me (Em)searching for a (D)heart of (Em)gold

(Em) I've been a (Em)miner for a (G)heart of (G)gold (C) (C) (C) (G) (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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Heart Of Gold Chords And Strumming - Neil Young

Open Chords: 

Open Em, C D & G Chords

& open Em7 Chord: 022030


Key: G


Tempo:

171 bpm

Strumming:

"Bass 2":

|D    (b)    D    D U |


"Mute 3":

|D    D    (mu)    D  |


Techniques:

Open Hammer-On

Bass Plucking

Palm Muting


Intro - 

Riff: 

  ||Em7 - - - |Em7 - - - |D - - Em7|- - - - |x2

e||     0 0 |0 0 0 0 |2   2 0 |          ||

b||     3 3 |3 3 3 3 |3   3 3 |          ||

g||     0 0 |0 0 0 0 |2   2 0 |          ||

d||     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |0   0 2 |     0 2 ||

a||     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |       2 |  0h2     ||

e||0    0 0 |0 0 0 0 |       0 |          ||x2

  (1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2&3 4 )x2


||Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - || x3

 ( Bass 2 ) x12

​​​

Riff: 

  |Em7 - - - |Em7 - - - |D - - Em7|- - - - |

e|     0 0 |0 0 0 0 |2   2 0 |          |

b|     3 3 |3 3 3 3 |3   3 3 |          |

g|     0 0 |0 0 0 0 |2   2 0 |          |

d|     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |0   0 2 |     0 2 |

a|     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |       2 |  0h2    |

e|0    0 0 |0 0 0 0 |       0 |          |

  (1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2&3 4 )


Verse 1 -

||Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - || x3

 ( Bass 2 ) x12


(Em) I want to (C)live, (D) I want to (G)give
(Em) I've been a (C)miner for a (D)heart of (G)gold
(Em) It's these ex(C)pressions (D) I never (G)give


Chorus -

||Em - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 ( Bass 2  / Bass 2  / Bass 2/ Bass 2)

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - G|G - - - || x2

( Mute 3/Let Ring/ Mute 3/Let Ring)


(Em)That keep me (Em)searching for a (G)heart of (G)gold (C) and I'm (C)getting old (C) (G) (G)

(Em)That keep me (Em)searching for a (G)heart of (G)gold (C) and I'm (C)getting old (C) (G) (G)


Bridge (Harmonica) -

||Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - || x3

 ( Bass 2 ) x12


Riff:

  |Em7 - - - |Em7 - - - |D - - Em7|- - - - |

e|     0 0 |0 0 0 0 |2   2 0 |          |

b|     3 3 |3 3 3 3 |3   3 3 |          |

g|     0 0 |0 0 0 0 |2   2 0 |          |

d|     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |0   0 2 |     0 2 |

a|     2 2 |2 2 2 2 |       2 |  0h2    |

e|0    0 0 |0 0 0 0 |       0 |          |

  (1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2&3 4 )


Verse 2 -

||Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - || x3

 ( Bass 2 ) x12


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


Chorus -

||Em - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 ( Bass 2  / Bass 2  / Bass 2/ Bass 2)

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - G|G - - - || x2

Mute 3/Let Ring/ Mute 3/Let Ring)


(Em)That keep me (Em)searching for a (G)heart of (G)gold (C) and I'm (C)getting old (C) (G) (G)

(Em)That keep me (Em)searching for a (G)heart of (G)gold (C) and I'm (C)getting old (C) (G) (G)


Bridge (Harmonica) -

||Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - || x3

 ( Bass 2 ) x12


Chorus -

||Em - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |Em - - - ||x3

 ( Bass 2  / Bass 2  / Bass 2 / Bass 2)  x3


|Em - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

( Bass 2  / Bass 2  / Bass 2 / Bass 2)

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - G|- - - - |

Mute 3/Let Ring/ Mute 3/Let Ring)


(Em) Keep me (Em)searching for a (D)heart of (Em)gold
(Em) You keep me (Em)searching and I'm (D)growing (Em)old


(Em) Keep me (Em)searching for a (D)heart of (Em)gold

(Em) I've been a (Em)miner for a (G)heart of (G)gold (C) (C) (C) (G) (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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