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Take Me Home Country Roads Chords

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          (Take Me Home) Country Roads - Toots and the Maytals
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Tabbed by: Bumcivilian


Played in a reggae style, with the chords on the off beat. Use barre chords.
You could use a capo on fret 1, and play G, Em, D, C, etc., but I prefer to use 
barre chords for the beat.

Intro: G# You can also play the low E string, 4th fret, tremolo.

G#            Fm
Almost heaven, West Jamaica,
D#
True ridge mountains
C#               G#
Shining down the River.
G#  
All my friends there,
Fm
Older than those ridge,
D#
Younger than the mountains,
C#             G#
Blowin' like a breeze

G#                    D#
Country roads, take me home,
       Fm        C# 
To the place I belong:
       G#            D#
West Jamaica, my ol' mama,
        C#            G#
Take me home, country roads.

Fm          D#
I heard her voice
       G#               Fm
In the mornin' hour she calls me,
      C#         G#            D#
Said "Son, you remind me of my home far away,"
    G#               D#            C#
And drivin' down the road I feel a sickness, I sure did,
   D#
Oh yesterday, yesterday.

G#               Fm
All my memories, oh, gathered 'round her,
D#           C#              G#
My old lady, stranger to the water.
G#              Fm
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky,
D#
Miss the taste of moonshine,
C#                 G#
Tears gone from my eyes.

G#                    D#
Country roads, take me home,
       Fm        C# 
To the place I belong:
       G#              D#
West Jamaica, my my my mama,
                        C#            G#
Oh won't you take me go home, country roads.

Instrumental: (same as 1st and 3rd verse) G#---Fm---D#---C#-G#- x2

Repeat chorus until fade.


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saamhimself2 111 Apr 29, 2009 02:03 PM

if you're going to play these chords why not just put a capo on 1?

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defiant.fiandt 10 Oct 23, 2016 08:55 PM

It is better to use the barre chords for syncopated reggae feel by avoiding open strings, although capoed it would obviously be easier to play. Individual notes are better controlled with fingers rather than damping, for a good feel.

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