John Denver

“Take Me Home, Country Roads” is a song written by John Denver, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, and initially recorded by John Denver. It was included on his 1971 breakout album Poems, Prayers and Promises; the single went to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

After many other hit singles, “Take Me Home, Country Roads” remains Denver’s signature song.

VERSE

(G)ALMOST HEAVEN WEST (Em)VIRGINIA

(D)BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS (C)SHENADOAH (G)RIVER

LIFE IS OLD THERE (Em)OLDER THAN THE TREES

(D)YOUNGER THAN THE MOUNTAINS (C)GROWING LIKE A (G)BREEZE

CHORUS:

(G)COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME (D)HOME TO THE (Em)PLACE

I (C)BELONG WEST (G)VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN (D)MOMMA

TAKE ME (C)HOME COUNTRY (G)ROADS

STANZA 1

(G)ALL MY MEMORIES (Em)GATHER ROUND HER

(D)MINER’S LADY (C)STRANGER TO (G)BLUE WATER

DARK AND DUSTY (Em)PAINTED ON THE SKY

(D)MISTY TASTE OF MOONSHINE (C)TEAR DROP IN MY (G)EYE.

[REPEAT CHORUS]

STANZA 2

(Em)I HEAR HER (D)VOICE IN THE (G)MORNING HOURS SHE CALLS ME

(C)RADIO (G)REMINDS ME OF MY (D)HOME FAR AWAY

(Em)DRIVING DOWN THE (F)ROAD I GET THE (C)FEELING

THAT I (G)SHOULD’VE BEEN HOME

(D)YESTERDAY, (D7)YESTERDAY

[REPEAT CHORUS TWICE]

This post is written by our regular contributor Ashwini Bagga, a professional guitar teacher from Jaipur. He runs his own academy called Fret Beats – School of Guitar.

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