Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Montana chords

version 4
version 4

Whole song

1,057 views 1 this week
5 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 4
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
simplify chords
display chords
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
MONTANA - JAMES TAYLOR
"Before This World"(2015)
Submitted by ClassicalfreaK

INTRO
G5 A7 | Em7 A7

    D         A/C#            Bm7            A
I'm not smart enough for this life I've been livin',
  G          D/F#         Em7         A
A little bit slow for the pace of the dream.
     Bm7     F#m7           G             D/F#
It's not I'm ungrateful for all I've been given;
    Em7     A              G  A6 A
But nevertheless, just the same...

  D          A/C#        Bm7        A
I wish to my soul, I was back in Montana,
G          D/F#         Em7         A
High on my mountain and deep in the snow.
Bm7      F#m7   G        D/F#
Up in my cabin, over the valley,
Em7       A             D   A/C#
Under the blankets with you.

Bm G Em       A    F#/A# Bm Em7 GM7 A
O - - ver the ocean from here.
Bm G Em       A    F#/A# Bm Em7 GM7 A
O - - ver the mountains from there.

D        A/C#       Bm7          A
Who can imagine the scale of the forces
     G               D/F#           Em7       A
That pushed this old mountain range up in the sky?
   Bm7       F#m7   G         D/F#
Tectonic creation, erosion, mutation;
Em7          A              G A
Somethin' to pleasure God's eye.

    D          A/C#      Bm7           A
The world is a wonder of lightnin' and thunder,
    G            D/F#         Em7           A
And green of the ground as we fall from the sky.
    Bm7         F#m7       G              D/F#
The old and new faces, the tribes and the races...
Em7          A         D
Thousands of places to try.

Bm G Em       A    F#/A# Bm Em7 GM7 A
O - - ver the ocean from here.
Bm G Em       A    F#/A# Bm Em7 GM7 A
O - - ver the mountains from there.

D/F#         GM7             E/G#      A
One sits and waits while the other one wanders,
    Bm7           E7          Em7         A
And squanders his time with a life on the road.
D/F#          GM7        E/G#           A
Down from the mountain, across the wide ocean,
    F#/A#       Bm         C         A/C#
The world is in motion and cannot be slowed.

 D         A/C#     Bm7            A    
Enough for today... demands of the moment,
    G           D/F#        Em7        A
The thing on my mind is the work in my hand.
Bm7          F#m7          G         D/F#
Wood for the woodstove and water for coffee,
    Em7         A          G  A
Somethin' I can still understand.

   D         A/C#        Bm7      A
We got a few friends but not many neighbors,
    G         D/F#          Em7         A
The trip into town takes us most of the day.
    Bm7        F#m7           G            D/F#
And after, "Hello", and "it's sure good to see you",
   Em7                A          D  A/C#
It seems like there's nothin' to say.

Bm A G        A7         D2
O - - ver the ocean from here.

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
5 comments total. Showing first comments.
0 reply
thebub 10 Jan 10, 2016 03:27 AM

Lack of accuracy. The best TAB here, but a few quibbles. I have to rate this 1star to comment.

The GM7 (Gmaj7?) in the refrain sounds wrong. Perhaps simply Fm7?

I also think that there are too many chords in the chorus. Still trying to work it out myself!

+1 reply
thebub 10 Jan 24, 2016 09:49 AM

My deepest apologies Classicalfreak. I had a few quibbles, but the only way I could seem to get to comment was by giving it a low rating. I have finally found the route to comment. I gave changed my review to 5*' as this is by far the best tab for Montana. I was too hung up on the bass line and you are right about the Gmaj7, which is simply Bm/G!
Excellent tab. *****

0 reply
thebub 10 Jan 25, 2016 06:04 AM

No problem! I'm not quite convinced by the A/C# and it's a bitch of a chord to play. I think it may simply be D/C#? Anyway, I emailed James Taylor to ask him, so if he replies, I'll let you know!

guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction