Harvest Moon

Neil Young
 
You can find audio files explaining each part of this song here: Jam Tracks (near bottom of page)

Drop D Tuning (DADGBE)

 

Chord Guide

      3    1

G:    5x0003

         132

D:    000232

          1 3

A7sus4: x02030

        1 2

A7:   x02020

      123

Em:   222000

 

 

 

 

Strum Guide

Strum: B   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   w/swing feel

 

Intro:  Main Riff x4


Em (4)                                                             D (4 w/low riff)
    Come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say
Em (4)                                                                           D (4 w/low riff)
    Just like children sleepin' we could dream this night away.
G (4)                                                                           D (4 w/main riff)
     But there's a full moon rising,  let's go dancing in the light.
G (4)                                                                                       D (4 w/main riff)
     We know where the music's playing, let's go out and feel the night.

Chorus:
A7sus4 (2)                                            A7 (2)
                Because I'm still in love with you, I wanna see you dance

     A7sus4 (2)                                 A7 (2)

again, because I'm still in love with you, on this harvest moon.


Main Riff x4

Em (4)                                                                D (4 w/low riff)

    When we were strangers, I watched you from afar

Em (4)                                                                D (4 w/low riff)
    When we were lovers, I loved you with all my heart
G (4)                                                                       D (4 w/main riff)
     But now it's gettin' late, and the moon is climbin' high

G (4)                                                          D (4 w/main riff)
     I want to celebrate, see it shinin' in your eye

Chorus

Main Riff x4

Harmonica Solo:

/ G - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /   x2

                     

Chorus

Main Riff x4

 

End on D

 
 
Main Riff:

  B       D       D   U   D            B   U       U       U   D   U

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +        1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

 

Low Riff:

  B       D       D   U       U            U       U       U  

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +        1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

 

Harmonics (Played during 1st and 3rd measures of Em):

 

  1   +   2   +      3   +   4   +

 

Harmonica Solo (arranged for guitar):



Tab Player For Harvest Moon tab:



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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2 Comments for Young, Neil – Harvest Moon

  1. Johnny j says:

    This does everthing for me, to perform this song.          Primo…love it……thanks ever so much

    • Rob Hampton says:

      Great to have you here, Johnny.  I played this song for my wife at our wedding reception.  It’s satisfying to pass it along.