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Ventura Highway



Strum Guide

Strum: D   D DUM D M D     D DUM D M D   M = Mute

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


Chord Guide

      T 321

G6:   3x5430


Dmaj7:  xx0222

         T 12


        12 4

Em7:   022030




w/main riff:

/ G6 - - - / - - - - / Dmaj7 - - - / - - - - / x2


G6 (2)                                                                         Dmaj7 (2)

Chewing on a piece of grass, walking down the road

G6 (2)                                             Dmaj7 (2)

       Tell me, how long you gonna stay here, Joe?

G6 (2)                                                      Dmaj7 (2)

   Some people say this town don't look good in snow

G6 (2)                              Dmaj7 (2)

    You don't care, I know



G6 (2)                                           Dmaj7 (2)

     Ventura Highway in the sunshine

                    G6 (2)                                                                           Dmaj7 (2)

Where the days are longer, the nights are stronger than moonshine

G6 (2)                            Dmaj7 (2)     Asus2/F# (2)

      You're gonna go, I know


                 Em7                         F#m7add4

'Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair

             Em7                        F#m7add4     

And the days surround your daylight there

  Em7               F#m7add4 

Seasons crying no despair

       Em7         F#m7add4  (2)   G6 (2)

Alligator lizards in the air, in the air


Dmaj7 (2)                    G6 (2)

Doot-doot, doot-doot, doot-doot, doot-doot,

Dmaj7 (2)                   

Doot-doot, doot-doot,


   G6 (2)                                                Dmaj7 (2)

Wishin' on a falling star, waitin' for the early train

G6 (2)                                                Dmaj7 (2)

       Sorry boy, but I've been hit by purple rain

G6 (2)                                                  Dmaj7 (2)

    Aw, come on, Joe, you can always change your name

G6 (2)                                         Dmaj7 (2)

      Thanks a lot, son, just the same




Dmaj7 (2)                    G6 (2)

Doot-doot, doot-doot, doot-doot, doot-doot,   Repeat 4x


End on Dmaj7

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.