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Heart of Gold

Neil Young

 

All chords get 2 beats unless otherwise noted.

Chords in parentheses are anticipated (played on the 4+ of the previous measure)

 

Chord Guide

       12

Em:   022000

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

      3    4

G:    3x0003

 

Strum Guide

Regular Strum:

 

B B D DUB B D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Chorus Strum:         M = Mute

C                     D = Down                             

D D M D               U = Up

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +       B = Play Bass String

                                      

C     G      

D D M D   B D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro:   Intro Riff x2

             / Em -  C - / D - G - / x3

             Intro Riff

 

Em               C    D               G       

     I want to live   I want to give

Em                    C               D             G     

     I've been a miner for a heart of gold

Em                     C        D            G    

     It's these expressions I never give

 

Chorus:

Em (1)                                     G (1)

That keeps me searching for a heart of gold

w/chorus strum:

C (1½)                       (G)

And I'm getting old

Em (1)                            G (1)

Keep me searching for a heart of gold

w/chorus strum:

C (1½)                       (G)

And I'm getting old

 

/ Em -  C - / D - G - / x3

Intro Riff

 

Em                   C           D                   G          

    I've been to Hollywood I've been to Redwood

Em                        C                 D          G             

    I've crossed the ocean for a heart of gold

Em                   C         D               G   

    I've been in my mind it's such a fine line

 

Chorus

 

/ Em -  C - / D - G - / x3

 

Outro:

Em (1)                                D           Em

    Keep me searching for a heart of gold

Em (1)                                      D         Em

    Keep me searching and I'm growing old

 

Em (1)                                 D           Em

    Keep me searching for a heart of gold

Em (1)                           G (1)  

I've been a miner for a heart of gold

 

Ending (w/chorus strum):   / C - - - / - - (G) (hold) /

 

 

 

 

 

Intro Riff:

 

 

Intro Solo:

 


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.