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Thank God Im A Country Boy Chords

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Title: Thank God I'm A Country Boy
Artist: John Denver
Tuning: Standard

The one on this site sucked so I think I found all that was wrong with it,
Hopefully this one is better.  Strum pattern takes a bit to get used to,
but after you get it its pretty simple


[Verse]
   A                                               D
1) Well     life's on a farm is kinda laid         back,
2) When the work's all done and the sun's settin'  low
3) I        wouldn't trade my life for diamonds or jewels,
4) Well, my fiddle was my daddy's till the day he  died,

          A                               G             E
1) ain't  much an old country boy like    me can        hack.
2) I      pull out my fiddle and I        rosin' up the bow.
3) I      never was one of them money     hungry        fools.
4) and he took me by the hand and held me close to his  side.

             A                            E             D
1) It's      early to rise,               early in the  sack:
2) But the   kids are asleep so I         keep it kinda low:
3) I'd       rather have my fiddle and my farmin'       tools:
4) He said: "Live a good life and play my fiddle with   pride,

    A                     E        A
1)     Thank God I'm a    country boy.
2)     Thank God I'm a    country boy.
3)     Thank God I'm a    country boy.
4) and thank God you're a country boy.

         A                                            D
1) A     simple kind of life never did me no          harm,
2) I'd   play "Sally Goodin'" all day if I            could,
3) Yeah, city folk drivin in a black limou            sine,
4) My    daddy taught me young how to hunt and how to whittle, 

           A                                G             E
1)         raisin' me a family and          workin' on a  farm.
2) but the lord and my wife wouldn't        take it very  good.
3) a       lotta sad people thinkin'        that's mighty keen.
4) he      taught me how to work and play a tune on the   fiddle.

         A                                E              D
1) My    days are all filled with an      easy country   charm:
2) So I  fiddle when I can and I          work when I    should:
3) Well, folks let me tell you now        exactly what I mean:
4) He    taught me how to love and how to give just a    little:

    A                     E        A
1)     Thank God I'm a    country boy.
2)     Thank God I'm a    country boy.
3)  I  thank God I'm a    country boy.
4)     Thank God you're a country boy.


[Chorus]
                E                      A
        Well I  got me a fine wife, I got me old fiddle.
                 E                      A
        When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle;
            A                        E            D
        and life ain't nothin' but a funny, funny riddle:
        A               E         A
        Thank God I'm a country boy.
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autobahn 223 Mar 21, 2011 07:05 AM

Chords are great but I'd prefer the laid out version.


A D
Well life on a farm is kinda laid back
A G E
Ain't much an old country boy like me can’t hack
A E D
It's early to rise, early in the sack
A E A
Thank God I'm a country boy
A D
A simple kind of life never did me no harm
A G E
Raisin' me a family and workin' on a farm
A E D
My days are all filled with an easy country charm
A E A
Thank God I'm a country boy

CHORUS
E A
Well I got me a fine wife, I got me old fiddle
E A
When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
A E D
And life ain't nothin' but a funny, funny riddle
A E A
Thank God I'm a country boy

MUSIC BEGINS
A D
When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low
A G E
I pull out my fiddle and I rosin' up the bow
A E D
But the kids are asleep so I keep it kinda low
A E A
Thank God I'm a country boy
A D
I'd play "Sally Goodin" all day if I could
A G E
But the lord and my wife wouldn't take it very good
A E D
So I fiddle when I can and I work when I should
A E A
Thank God I'm a country boy

Repeat Chorus
Instrumental x 2
A D
I wouldn't trade my life for diamonds or jewels
A G E
I never was one of them money-hungry fools
A E D
I'd rather have my fiddle and my farmin' tools
A E A
Thank God I'm a country boy

A D
Yeah city folk drivin’ in a black limousine
A G E
A lotta sad people thinkin' that's mighty keen
A E D
Well, son let me tell you now exactly what I mean
A E A
I thank God I'm a country boy

Repeat Chorus
Instrumental x 2
A D
Well, my fiddle was my daddy's till the day he died
A G E
And he took me by the hand and held me close to his side
A E D
He said: "Live a good life and play my fiddle with pride
A E A
And thank God you're a country boy

A D
My daddy taught me young how to hunt and how to whittle
A G E
He taught me how to work and play a tune on the fiddle
A E D
He taught me how to love and how to give just a little
A E A
Spoken: Thank God I’m a country boy

Repeat Chorus Pause: Yeehaw!
Instrumental to end

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dj46 75 Apr 26, 2013 03:38 AM

In the verses you have put an 'E', but it is actually an 'E7' (from the original sheet music). Cheers.

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