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John Denver, Take Me Home, Country Roads Chords

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Did You Know? In the first line of the song West Virginia is called ‘almost Heaven’ and 2014 the song became the official anthem for the state

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Blue Belt

Most Advanced Rhythm: White Belt

Most Advanced Chord Change: Blue Belt (White Belt when played with Django chords only. Orange Belt when played with Open chords only)

Image: Country Roads (Take Me Home) by Christian von Schack

White Belt Level

John Denver, Take Me Home Country Roads Chords

Chords: Capo Fret 2

Django G Chord

Django C Chord

Django Em Chord

Django D Chord

Django F Chord

Key: G, with capo D​​

Tempo: 174 bpm

Strumming Patterns:

'The Bouncer':

| D    D U D    D U |


...even better -


'The Cash Bass':

| B    D U B    D U |

Intro-

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

Verse-

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

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

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

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


(G) Almost heaven, (Em) West Virginia

(D) Blue Ridge Mountains, (C)Shenandoah (G)River

(G) Life is old there, (Em)older than the trees

(D)Younger than the mountains, (C)blowing like a (G)breeze


Chorus-

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|Em - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

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


(G)Country roads, take me (D)home

To the (Em)place, I be(C)long

West Vir(G)ginia, mountain (D)momma

Take me (C)home, country (G)roads


Verse-

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

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

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

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


(G) All my mem'ries, (Em) gather 'round her

(D) Miner's lady, (C)stranger to blue (G)water

(G)Dark and dusty, (Em)painted on the sky

(D)Misty taste of moonshine, (C)teardrops in my (G)eyes

Chorus

Middle 8-

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

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

|Em - - - |F - - - |C - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


(Em) I hear her (D)voice, in the (G)mornin' hours she calls to me

The (C)radio re(G)minds me of my (D)home far a-way

And (Em)drivin' down the (F)road I get a (C)feeling that I (G)should have been home (D)yesterday, yesterday

Chorus x 2

Ending-

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - | x2

Take me (D)home, country (G)roads

Take me (D)home, country (G)roads

Final Chord Strum: G

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Orange Belt Level

John Denver, Take Me Home Country Roads Chords

Chords: Capo Fret 2

Open G Chord

Open C Chord

Open Em Chord

Open D Chord

Open Fmaj7 Chord

Open D7 chord XX0212

Optional Chords To Simplify:

Django F Chord instead of Fmaj7

Open D Chord instead of D7

Strumming Patterns:

'The Bouncer':

| D    D U D    D U |


...even better -


'The Cash Bass':

| B    D U B    D U |


Key: G, with capo D

Tempo: 174 bpm

Intro-

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

Verse-

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

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

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

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


(G) Almost heaven, (Em) West Virginia

(D) Blue Ridge Mountains, (C)Shenandoah (G)River

(G) Life is old there, (Em)older than the trees

(D)Younger than the mountains, (C)blowing like a (G)breeze


Chorus-

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|Em - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

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


(G)Country roads, take me (D)home

To the (Em)place, I be(C)long

West Vir(G)ginia, mountain (D)momma

Take me (C)home, country (G)roads


Verse-

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

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

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

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


(G) All my mem'ries, (Em) gather 'round her

(D) Miner's lady, (C)stranger to blue (G)water

(G)Dark and dusty, (Em)painted on the sky

(D)Misty taste of moonshine, (C)teardrops in my (G)eyes

Chorus

Middle 8-

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

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

|Em - - - |Fmaj7 - - - |C - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |D7 - - - |D7 - - - |


(Em) I hear her (D)voice, in the (G)mornin' hours she calls to me

The (C)radio re(G)minds me of my (D)home far a-way

And (Em)drivin' down the (Fmaj7)road I get a (C)feeling that I (G)should have been home (D)yesterday, (D7)yesterday

Chorus x 2

Ending-

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - | x2

Take me (D)home, country (G)roads

Take me (D)home, country (G)roads

Final Chord Strum: G

Blue Belt Level

John Denver, Take Me Home Country Roads Chords

Chords: Capo Fret 2

Open G Chord

Open C Chord

Open Em Chord

Open D Chord

F Bar Chord

Open D7 chord XX0212

Optional Chords To Simplify:

Open Fmaj7 Chord instead of F Bar Chord

Strumming Patterns:

'The Cash Bass':

| B    D U B    D U |


Key: G, with capo D

Tempo: 174 bpm

Intro-

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

Verse-

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

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

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

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


(G) Almost heaven, (Em) West Virginia

(D) Blue Ridge Mountains, (C)Shenandoah (G)River

(G) Life is old there, (Em)older than the trees

(D)Younger than the mountains, (C)blowing like a (G)breeze


Chorus-

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|Em - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

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


(G)Country roads, take me (D)home

To the (Em)place, I be(C)long

West Vir(G)ginia, mountain (D)momma

Take me (C)home, country (G)roads


Verse-

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

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

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

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


(G) All my mem'ries, (Em) gather 'round her

(D) Miner's lady, (C)stranger to blue (G)water

(G)Dark and dusty, (Em)painted on the sky

(D)Misty taste of moonshine, (C)teardrops in my (G)eyes

Chorus

Middle 8-

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

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

|Em - - - |F - - - |C - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |D7 - - - |D7 - - - |


(Em) I hear her (D)voice, in the (G)mornin' hours she calls to me

The (C)radio re(G)minds me of my (D)home far a-way

And (Em)drivin' down the (F)road I get a (C)feeling that I (G)should have been home (D)yesterday, (D7)yesterday

Chorus x 2

Ending-

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - | x2

Take me (D)home, country (G)roads

Take me (D)home, country (G)roads

Final Chord Strum: G

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