Strum the Right Way in 10 Minutes

Unlock my Free Video

You'll Learn:

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

This chart will look wacky unless you
rotate your phone

Take Me Home, Country Roads

John Denver

 

Strum:  B   D   D U D U

        1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  

 

Intro: / G - - - / x4

 

G (2)             Em (2)

   Almost heaven,    West Virginia

D (2)                      C         G (2)

   Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River

G (2)                 Em (2)

   Life is old there, older than the trees

D (2)                         C              G

Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze

 

Chorus:

              G (2)           D (2)

Country roads,   take me home

             Em (2)      C (2)

To the place    I belong

         G (2)              D (2)

West Virginia,    mountain momma

              C (2)           G (2)

Take me home,   country roads

 

G (2)              Em (2)

   All my memories   gather 'round her

D (2)               C              G (2)

   Miner's lady, stranger to blue water

G (2)             Em (2)

   Dark and dusty,    painted on the sky

D (2)                      C              G

Misty taste of moonshine, teardrops in my eyes

 

Chorus

 

Em            D             G (2)

  I hear her voice, in the morning hours she calls to me

     C           G          D (2)

The radio reminds me of my home far away

      Em                 F          

And drivin' down the road I get a

C                G

feeling that I should have been home

D (2)             D7 (2, hold 2nd measure)

yesterday, yesterday

 

Chorus x2

 

             D (2)               G (2)

Take me home   down country roads

             D (2)               / G - - - / - - (hold) /

Take me home   down country roads

 

End


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.