How To Play Country Roads by John Denver on Guitar

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In this lesson, we will be looking at how to play Country Roads by John Denver on guitar.

Country Roads is one of the perfect songs for beginners as it has simple chords and a super-easy strumming pattern.

Below you will find its chords, strumming pattern, and everything you need to know to learn this song from start to end. Let’s look at its chords first.


Country Roads Chords ( Capo -2 )

As you can see above, this song requires only 6 basic chords. They are G major, E minor, D major, C major, F major, and D7. Once you get hold of these 6 chords, half of the song is done.

Country Roads Strumming Pattern

The strumming pattern is super easy. It goes as DD-UDU. Refer to the video mentioned at the end of the post to learn this pattern. It starts exactly at 7:34.

Country Roads Lyrics with Chords

[Verse 1]
[G]Almost Heaven, [Em] West Virginia
[D]Blue Ridge Mountains, [C]Shenandoah [G]River
[G]Life is old here, [Em]older than the trees
[D]younger than the mountains, [C]blowin like a [G]breeze

[Chorus]
Country [G]Roads, take me [D7]home
To a [Em]place, I [C]belong
West [G]Virginia, mountain [D]mama
Take me [C]home, country [G]roads

[Verse 2]
[G]All my memories [Em]gather round her
[D]Miner's lady, [C]stranger to blue [G]water
[G]Dark and dusty, [Em]painted on the sky
[D]Misty taste of moonshine, [C]teardrop in my [G]eye

[Chorus]
Country [G]Roads, take me [D7]home
To a [Em]place, I [C]belong
West [G]Virginia, mountain [D]mama
Take me [C]home, country [G]roads

[Bridge]
[Em]I hear her [D] voice in the [G] morning hour she calls me
The [C] radio re[G]minds me of my [D]home far away
And [Em] driving down the [F] road I get a [C] feeling that
I [G] should have been home [D] yesterday, yester[D7]day

[Chorus]
Country [G]Roads, take me [D7]home
To a [Em]place, I [C]belong
West [G]Virginia, mountain [D]mama
Take me [C]home, country [G]roads

Country Roads Full Video Tutorial