Strum the Right Way in 10 Minutes

Unlock my free video

I’ve taught this lesson to 100’s of private students, and over 182,000 guitarists online. It’ll teach you:


  • The 4 Principles of Good Strumming
  • How to Read Strumming Diagrams
  • The Most Popular Strumming Pattern Ever


Get the

Strumming Video

Learn how to strum the right way in just 10 minutes.

Subscribe to my mailing list to unlock the video.
I'll never spam you or share your info.
Unsubscribe any time.

This chart will look wacky unless you
rotate your phone

Annie’s Song in G

John Denver

 

The original version is in the key of D.  This has been transposed to G to avoid barre chords.

 

Strum: D   D U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 +

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

        3   14

Gsus4:  3x0013

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

       12

Em:   022000

        2    4

G/F#:   2x0003

        231

Am:   x02210

       13421

Bm:   x24432

 

Intro:  / G - - / Gsus4 - - / x4

 

                       C   D    Em            C                 G       G/F#  Em 

You fill up my senses,         like a night in the forest.

            D                 C   D      Am     C           D (4)

Like a mountain in springtime, like a walk in the rain.

                              C  D    Em            C              G       G/F#  Em 

Like a storm in the desert,        like a sleepy blue ocean.

        D            C    Bm   Am         D          G  Gsus4  G  Gsus4

You fill up my senses,      come fill me again.

 

                    C      D    Em             C               G  G/F#  Em  

Come let me love you,        let me give my life to you.

            D                   C    D      Am             C               D (4)

Let me drown in your laughter,         let me die in your arms.

                               C    D    Em            C                G         G/F#  Em 

Let me lay down beside you,         let me always be with you.

  D                 C    Bm   Am         D              G  Gsus4  G  Gsus4

Come let me love you,       come love me again.

 

Instrumental verse until second half of third line

 

           C               G         G/F#  Em 

let me give my life to you.

  D                 C    Bm   Am         D              G  Gsus4  G  Gsus4

Come let me love you,       come love me again.

 

                       C   D    Em            C                 G       G/F#  Em 

You fill up my senses,         like a night in the forest.

            D                 C   D      Am     C           D (4)

Like a mountain in springtime, like a walk in the rain.

                              C  D    Em (hold)                   G       G/F#  Em 

Like a storm in the desert,        like a sleepy blue ocean.

        D            C    Bm   Am         D          

You fill up my senses,      come fill me again.

 

/ G - - / Gsus4 - - / x3

 

End on G


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.