Artist John Denver
Album Poems, Prayers and Promises
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Intro: A

A              Gbm
Almost heaven, West Virginia,
E                     D          A
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.
                   Gbm
Life is old there, older than the trees,
E                           D              A
Younger than the mountains, growin' like a breeze. 


A                      E
Country roads, take me home,
       Gbm       D
To the place I belong: 
     A                  E
West Virginia, mountain momma, 
        D             A
Take me home, country roads.


A                Gbm
All my mem'ries, gather 'round her, 
E             D                A
Miner's lady, stranger to blue water.
                Gbm
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky, 
E                         D              A
Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye. 


A                      E
Country roads, take me home,
       Gbm       D
To the place I belong: 
     A                  E
West Virginia, mountain momma, 
        D             A
Take me home, country roads.


Gbm        E             A 
I hear her voice, in the mornin' hours she calls me, 
    D       A              E
The radio reminds me of my home far away.
    Gbm              G
And drivin' down the road,
        D              A                     E
I get a feelin' that I should have been home yesterday,
      E7
yesterday.


        A              E
Country roads, take me home,
       Gbm       D
To the place I belong: 
     A                  E
West Virginia, mountain momma, 
        D             A
take me home, country roads.


        A              E
Country roads, take me home,
       Gbm       D
To the place I belong: 
     A                  E
West Virginia, mountain momma, 
        D             A
take me home, country roads.


        E             A
Take me home, country roads.
        E                  A
Take me home, down country roads.
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51 Comments

  1. If the chords are to hard just transpose it to -2 and put a capo on the second fret. :)

  2. Lol. “Worst Virginia”

  3. The lyrics are incorrect.

  4. Kyra.Frentz

    Anybody looking for the Camp Rushford version knowing that this is the closest you’ll every get… I say memorize the camp Rushford version and then copy and paste this version into word and change the lyrics. Other than that it sounds the same!

  5. -7 is really pretty if you’re looking for an alto-appropriate version!

  6. Senzawaluvr

    Crunchy roll take me home

  7. Camille

    Strum pattern?

  8. Johnathan

    Learned of this song from whisper of the heart, it’s lovely.

  9. local_kine_cuz

    any of you guys hear da other version by da IZ

  10. Ameteorisheadedtowardsthecity

    RT anyone?

  11. adrian_trash

    *cracks knuckles* wEsT ViRgInIaaaaAAAAA

  12. kingsmen anyone?

  13. Actually from West Virginia, and I did it in -2 and changed the way I sang some parts and I’m proud of myself. I wish people would have taken interest in my state and in this song before Fallout 76.

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