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Rocky Mountain High Chords

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Pencom [tm] 29,506
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#-------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------#
# This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
# song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
Rocky Mountain High chords
John Denver

Capo II

D Em G  2x
                                
A7

       D                          Em     C       A
He was born in the summer, of his twenty seventh year;
       D                          Em     G
Coming home to a place he'd never been before
   D
He left yesterday behind him,
          Em         C     A     
you might say he was born again
          D                      Em    G
You might say he found a key for every door

        D                                Em       C    A
When he first came to the mountains, his life was far away;
       D                Em   G
On the road and hanging by a song
        D                               Em      C      A
But the string's already broken, and he doesn't really care;
         D                           Em       G     A
It keeps changing fast, and it don't last for long

        G        A              D
But the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
     G               A           D
I've seen it raining fire in the sky
    G               A            D             G   A  G
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lul la by 
      A        D   Em    G
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado
      A        D   Em    G     A7
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado

   D                                   Em     C        A
He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below;
       D                    Em      G
he saw everything as far as you can see
         D
And they say that he got crazy once,
       Em       C         A
and he tried to touch the sun;
       D                 Em       C   G
And he lost a friend but kept the memory

       D                            Em      C       A
Now he walks in quiet solitude, the forests and the streams;
        D              Em      G
seeking grace in every step he takes 
    D                                  Em      C    A
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand;
      D           Em         C        G
the serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

        G        A              D
And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
     G               A           D
I've seen it raining fire in the sky
G               A             D   G  A  G
talk to God and listen to the casual re ply
      A        D   Em    G
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado
      A        D   Em    G     A7
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado

        D
Now his life is full of wonder,
        Em          C          A
but his heart still knows some fear;
     D               Em     C     G
of a simple thing he cannot comprehend
         D               
Why they try to tear the mountains down,
   Em         C      A
To bring in a couple more;
     D            Em     C       G
more people, more scars upon the land

        G        A              D
And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
     G               A           D
I've seen it raining fire in the sky
  G              A                D            G   A  G
I know he'd be a poorer man if he never saw an eag le fly
      A        D   
Rocky Mountain high

        G        A              D
And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
     G               A           D
I've seen it raining fire in the sky
G                  A            D     A      G
Friends around the campfire and every body's high
      A        D   Em    G
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado
      A        D   Em    G     
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado
A        D   Em    G
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado
      A        D   Em    G     
Rocky Mountain high, Colorado . . .


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chrisleb 51 May 21, 2013 03:36 PM

This is a very good version. I can understand (because it is an easier version and in standard tuning) why people may only give it 4 stars. The chords don't line up properly, so you have to make that adjustment. Not a big deal. The only changes I made were for my personal preference. For example, I take out the Em in both spots at the end of the chorus...sometimes I even take out the A as well and go just go back and forth from D to G.

Finally, I love that this is a Chord file and the whole song is complete. I was very easily able to transpose it to the Key of G. That is the best feature of this site. I hate hear people argue about Key or Capo position...if your singing it....I doesn't matter one bit:-)

Thanks Pencom....you do a great job.

Chris

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Pencom 29,506 May 22, 2013 12:46 PM

Thanks Chris for your heads up comments. Yup...not the best effort here. I've made some changes and resubmitted to UG. Timing on this song is critical...and tough. The flow of the song needs to be maintained. I've removed a few chords..and added some others...namely, G. I think it works a bit better now..but others would have to judge...
Thanks again...
Pencom
Set8

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bnz302 10 Sep 25, 2013 04:08 AM

good tabs but its difficult to keep up the flow...
escpecialy with the Em in there :)

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