Sunshine On My Shoulders Chords And Strumming, John Denver
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Sunshine On My Shoulders Chords And Strumming, John Denver

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Did You Know? John Denver wrote Sunshine On My Shoulders about the end of winter and how the warmth of the sun after a long winter can make you feel great. He released in in 1974 then as the Vietnam war ended in 1975 the song took on a new significance, began receiving more airplay and went to number 1 in the charts.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  Yellow Pick 

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

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Sunshine On My Shoulders Chords And Strumming, John Denver

Django Chords:

(capo fret 3)

Django G Chord

Django C Chord

Django A Chord

Django D Chord

Plus Django Bm Chord: x20233

& Django D/F# Chord: 200233


To simplify:

Use D instead of D/F#

Strumming:

"Miss 2":

|D         D    D U |

or

|B         D    D U |


Tempo: 142 bpm

Key: G

Intro -

||G - - - |C - - - || x2


Chorus -

||G - - - |C - - - || x6

 |A - - - |A - - - |D/F# - - - |D/F# - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x8


(G)Sunshine (C) on my (G)shoulders (C) makes me (G)happy (C) (G) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) in my (G)eyes (C)can make me (A)cry (A) (D/F#) (D/F#)
(G)Sunshine (C) on the (G)water (C) looks so (G)lovely (C) (G) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) almost (G)always (C) makes me (G)high (C) (G) (C)



Verse 1 -

||G - - - |A - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - || x3

 |A - - - |A - - - |D/F# - - - |D/F# - - - |

||G - - - |A - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - || x4


(G)If I (A)had a (Bm)day (C) that I could give (G)you (A) (Bm) (C)
(G)I'd give to you (A) the (Bm)day (C)just like to(A)day (A) (D/F#) (D/F#)
(G)If I (A)had a (Bm)song (C) that I could (G)sing for (A)you (Bm) (C)
(G) I'd sing a (A)song to (Bm)make you (C)feel this (G)way (A) (Bm) (C)


Chorus -

||G - - - |C - - - || x6

 |A - - - |A - - - |D/F# - - - |D/F# - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x8


(G)Sunshine (C) on my (G)shoulders (C) makes me (G)happy (C) (G) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) in my (G)eyes (C)can make me (A)cry (A) (D/F#) (D/F#)
(G)Sunshine (C) on the (G)water (C) looks so (G)lovely (C) (G) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) almost (G)always (C) makes me (G)high (C) (G) (C)


Verse 2 -

||G - - - |A - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - || x3

 |A - - - |A - - - |D/F# - - - |D/F# - - - |

||G - - - |A - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - || x4


(G)If I (A)had (Bm) a tale (C) that I could (G)tell you (A) (Bm) (C)
(G)I'd tell a (A)tale (Bm)sure to (C)make you (A)smile (A) (D/F#) (D/F#)
(G)If I (A)had a (Bm)wish (C) that I could (G)wish for (A)you (Bm) (C)
(G) I'd make a (A)wish for (Bm)sunsh(C)ine all (G)the while (A) (Bm) (C)


Chorus -

||G - - - |C - - - || x2

 |G - - - |A - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x2

 |A - - - |A - - - |D/F# - - - |D/F# - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x2

 |G - - - |A - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x2

 |G - - - |A - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x2

 |G - - - |A - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |


(G)Sunshine (C) on my (G)shoulders (C) makes me (G)happy (A) (Bm) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) in my (G)eyes (C)can make me (A)cry (A) (D/F#) (D/F#)
(G)Sunshine (C) on the (G)water (C) looks so (G)lovely (A) (Bm) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) almost (G)always (C) makes me (G)high (A) (B) (C)

(G)Sunshine (C) almost (G)all the time (C) makes me (G)high (A) (B) (C)

(G)Sunshine (C) almost (G)always (C) (G) (A) (B) (C)

Final Chord Strum: G

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Sunshine On My Shoulders Chords And Strumming - John Denver Version 1

Open Chords:  

(capo fret 3)

G, C, D, Am, Am7,


Plus Bm7 Chord: x20230

& D7/F# Chord: 2x0210


Key: G

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To simplify:

Use D instead of D7/F#

& Am instead of Am7

Strumming:

"Miss 2":

|D         D    D U |

or

|B         D    D U |


Tempo: 142 bpm

Key: G

Intro -

||G - - - |C - - - || x2


Chorus -

||G - - - |C - - - || x6

 |Am - - - |Am - - - |D7/F# - - - |D7/F# - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x8


(G)Sunshine (C) on my (G)shoulders (C) makes me (G)happy (C) (G) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) in my (G)eyes (C)can make me (Am)cry (Am) (D7/F#) (D7/F#)
(G)Sunshine (C) on the (G)water (C) looks so (G)lovely (C) (G) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) almost (G)always (C) makes me (G)high (C) (G) (C)



Verse 1 -

||G - - - |Am7 - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - || x3

 |Am - - - |Am - - - |D7/F# - - - |D7/F# - - - |

||G - - - |Am7 - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - || x4


(G)If I (Am7)had a (Bm7)day (C) that I could give (G)you (Am7) (Bm7) (C)
(G)I'd give to you (Am7) the (Bm7)day (C)just like to(Am)day (Am) (D7/F#) (D7/F#)
(G)If I (Am7)had a (Bm7)song (C) that I could (G)sing for (Am7)you (Bm7) (C)
(G) I'd sing a (Am7)song to (Bm7)make you (C)feel this (G)way (Am7) (Bm7) (C)


Chorus -

||G - - - |C - - - || x6

 |Am - - - |Am - - - |D7/F# - - - |D7/F# - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x8


(G)Sunshine (C) on my (G)shoulders (C) makes me (G)happy (C) (G) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) in my (G)eyes (C)can make me (Am)cry (Am) (D7/F#) (D7/F#)
(G)Sunshine (C) on the (G)water (C) looks so (G)lovely (C) (G) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) almost (G)always (C) makes me (G)high (C) (G) (C)


Verse 2 -

||G - - - |Am7 - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - || x3

 |Am - - - |Am - - - |D7/F# - - - |D7/F# - - - |

||G - - - |Am7 - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - || x4


(G)If I (Am7)had (Bm7) a tale (C) that I could (G)tell you (Am7) (Bm7) (C)
(G)I'd tell a (Am7)tale (Bm7)sure to (C)make you (Am)smile (Am) (D7/F#) (D7/F#)
(G)If I (Am7)had a (Bm7)wish (C) that I could (G)wish for (Am7)you (Bm7) (C)
(G) I'd make a (Am7)wish for (Bm7)sunsh(C)ine all (G)the while (Am7) (Bm7) (C)


Chorus -

||G - - - |C - - - || x2

 |G - - - |Am7 - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x2

 |Am - - - |Am - - - |D7/F# - - - |D7/F# - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x2

 |G - - - |Am7 - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x2

 |G - - - |Am7 - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - |

||G - - - |C - - - || x2

 |G - - - |Am7 - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - |


(G)Sunshine (C) on my (G)shoulders (C) makes me (G)happy (Am7) (Bm7) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) in my (G)eyes (C)can make me (Am)cry (Am) (D7/F#) (D7/F#)
(G)Sunshine (C) on the (G)water (C) looks so (G)lovely (Am7) (Bm7) (C)
(G)Sunshine (C) almost (G)always (C) makes me (G)high (Am7) (Bm7) (C)

(G)Sunshine (C) almost (G)all the time (C) makes me (G)high (Am7) (Bm7) (C)

(G)Sunshine (C) almost (G)always (C) (G) (Am7) (Bm7) (C)

Final Chord Strum: G

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Sunshine On My Shoulders Chords And Fingerpicking - John Denver

Open Chords:  

(capo fret 3)

G, C, D, Am, Am7,


Plus Bm7 Chord: x20230

D7/F# Chord: 2x0210

& Django C Chord (dC)

To simplify:

Use D instead of D7/F#

& Am instead of Am7


Tempo: 142 bpm

Key: G

Intro -


Chorus -


(G)Sunshine (dC) on my (G)shoulders (dC) makes me (G)happy (dC) (G) (dC)
(G)Sunshine (dC) in my (G)eyes (dC)can make me (Am)cry (Am) (D7/F#) (D7/F#)
(G)Sunshine (dC) on the (G)water (dC) looks so (G)lovely (dC) (G) (dC)
(G)Sunshine (dC) almost (G)always (dC) makes me (G)high (dC) (G) (dC)



Verse 1 -



(G)If I (Am7)had a (Bm7)day (C) that I could give (G)you (Am7) (Bm7) (C)
(G)I'd give to you (Am7) the (Bm7)day (C)just like to(Am)day (Am) (D7/F#) (D7/F#)
(G)If I (Am7)had a (Bm7)song (C) that I could (G)sing for (Am7)you (Bm7) (C)
(G) I'd sing a (Am7)song to (Bm7)make you (C)feel this (G)way (Am7) (Bm7) (C)


Chorus -



(G)Sunshine (dC) on my (G)shoulders (dC) makes me (G)happy (dC) (G) (dC)
(G)Sunshine (dC) in my (G)eyes (dC)can make me (Am)cry (Am) (D7/F#) (D7/F#)
(G)Sunshine (dC) on the (G)water (dC) looks so (G)lovely (dC) (G) (C)
(G)Sunshine (dC) almost (G)always (dC) makes me (G)high (dC) (G) (dC)


Verse 2 -


(G)If I (Am7)had (Bm7) a tale (C) that I could (G)tell you (Am7) (Bm7) (C)
(G)I'd tell a (Am7)tale (Bm7)sure to (C)make you (Am)smile (Am) (D7/F#) (D7/F#)
(G)If I (Am7)had a (Bm7)wish (C) that I could (G)wish for (Am7)you (Bm7) (C)
(G) I'd make a (Am7)wish for (Bm7)sunsh(C)ine all (G)the while (Am7) (Bm7) (C)


Chorus -


(G)Sunshine (dC) on my (G)shoulders (dC) makes me (G)happy (Am7) (Bm7) (C)
(G)Sunshine (dC) in my (G)eyes (dC)can make me (Am)cry (Am) (D7/F#) (D7/F#)
(G)Sunshine (dC) on the (G)water (dC) looks so (G)lovely (Am7) (Bm7) (C)
(G)Sunshine (dC) almost (G)always (dC) makes me (G)high (Am7) (Bm7) (C)

(G)Sunshine (dC) almost (G)all the time (dC) makes me (G)high (Am7) (Bm7) (C)

(G)Sunshine (dC) almost (G)always (C) (G) (Am7) (Bm7) (C)

Final Chord Strum: G

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