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America - Ventura Highway

Tabbed by Baddguitar 

Here is an easier version of Ventura Highway.  When America plays this song
live, they use 3 acoustic guitars.  One for the Riff melody, one the Riff 
harmony and the third for the chords.  This arrangement is for one guitar.
Using a capo on the 2nd fret will allow the player to play the song in the 
correct key but offers some easier open chords to play.  The main Riff is 
a bit easier since it includes open strings.  To keep it simple, the riff
harmony is not played.

Listen to the song to get the palm-muted timing on the chord strumming.

Standard Tuning.  Capo = 2

[Main Riff/Intro]

                         Fmaj7(strum)                    Cmaj7(strum)
e|--3h5p3----------------0-0-------3h5p3-----------------0-0------|
B|-------5--3h5p3-0--0h1---1-------------5--3h5p3-0--0h1---0------|
G|-------------------------2-------------------------------0------|
D|-------------------------3-------------------------------2------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------3------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


End of Verse Fill:
                          
e|-12---10---7--|-5---3-0--|
B|-13---12---9--|-6---5-1--|
G|--------------|----------|
D|--------------|----------|
A|--------------|----------|
E|--------------|----------|


Fmaj7                Cmaj7
[Intro Riff + Strumming]    x2


{Verse 1]

Fmaj7                                        Cmaj7  [Riff]
Chewin' on a piece of grass walkin' down the road 
Fmaj7                                        Cmaj7  [Riff] 
   tell   me,   how   long   you   gonna     stay here Joe? 
Fmaj7                                        Cmaj7  [Riff]
Some  people  say  this  town  don't  look   good in snow 
Fmaj7                                        Cmaj7      Em      [End of Verse Fill]
   You   don't   care,                       I know. 


[Chorus]

Fmaj7                   Cmaj7 
Ventura Highway, in the  sunshine 
          Fmaj7                                         Cmaj7 
Where the days are longer  The nights are stronger than moonshine 
Fmaj7                      Cmaj7                     Em
   You're gonna go         I know  ooo-oh  ooo-o-ooo-oh  ooo-oh ooo-o-ooo-oh 
          Dm7                  Em
Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
        Dm7                Em
And the day surrounds your daylight there
Dm7               Em
 Season's crying, no despair
    Dm7            Em                Fmaj7  [Intro Riff]  
Alligator, lizards in the air, in the air

 
Cmaj7                Fmaj7
[Intro Riff + Strumming]    x2
Doo Do Doo   Doo Do Doo


{Verse 2]

Fmaj7                                        Cmaj7  [Riff]
Wishin' on a fallin' star   Waitin' for the  early train 
Fmaj7                                        Cmaj7  [Riff]
Sorry   boy,   but   I've  been   hit   by   purple rain 
Fmaj7                                        Cmaj7  [Riff]
Aw,  come on  Joe,    you   can   always     change your name 
Fmaj7                                        Cmaj7 [End of Verse Fill]
Thanks    alot     son,      just    the     same 


[Chorus]

Fmaj7                   Cmaj7 
Ventura Highway, in the  sunshine 
          Fmaj7                                         Cmaj7 
Where the days are longer  The nights are stronger than moonshine 
    Fmaj7                      Cmaj7
   You're gonna go         I know  ooo-oh  ooo-o-ooo-oh  ooo-oh ooo-o-ooo-oh 
          Dm7                  Em
Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
        Dm7                Em
And the day surrounds your daylight there
 Dm7               Em
 Season's crying, no despair
    Dm7            Em                Fmaj7  [Intro Riff]  
Alligator, lizards in the air, in the air

Cmaj7                Fmaj7
[Intro Riff + Strumming]    x2  then Cmaj7 (Hold)
Doo Do Doo   Doo Do Doo



            
            
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BadtzMaru 63 Aug 13, 2009 05:43 AM

amazing tab, this just brings so much memories back from when I was little.

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choppers 10 Dec 13, 2009 04:44 PM

hey baddguitar, i like this version, i have struggled with this song and intro, and this version makes this song so easy. thanks for the tab, good lookin out.

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Shadowhax 83 May 21, 2010 04:28 PM

Excellent tab, my friend. Very simple, yet spot on. I'm really happy you put this up.

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