country roads chords

Country Roads Chords | How To Play Country Roads By John Denver

Performance notes for Country Roads Chords

In this lesson we are going to learn a country lesson, John Denver’s classic Country Roads. This may take some to practice especially if your not used to changing through the basic chords. Originally recorded using a finger picking pattern in this lesson we are going strum the country roads using a Down-Down-Up-Down-Up pattern.

The chords used are G Major, E Minor, D Major, C Major.

Country Roads Chords And Chord Fingerings

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Country Roads Chords/Lyrics/Verse


G                           Em

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

Country Roads Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

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

Country Roads Chords/Lyrics/Verse 2

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

Country Roads Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

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

Country Roads Chords/Lyrics/Bridge

Em          D                   G
I hear her voice, in the mornin' hours she calls me,
       C             G                          D
The radio reminds me of my home far away.
           Em                   F
And drivin' down the road,
            C                       G                                         D
I get a feelin' that I should have been home yesterday,
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yesterday.

Country Roads/Lyrics/Chorus

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


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