Song facts: “Take Me Home Country Roads” is one of John Denver’s most popular songs and could be considered as his signature song. It is the theme song for West Virginia University and has been played at every home football game there since 1972. 

Harmonica type: diatonic

6  6   -6 6     -6   6 -6 7
Almost heaven, West Virginia
 -8   -8    8 -8 -6   -6 -6 6 -6  7 7
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
 6   6  -6    6    -6 7   7    8    8
Life is old there, older than the trees
 -8 -8   -8  -8    8  -8
Younger than the mountains
 -6 7    7  -8   7
Growin' like a breeze

 7  -8    8     8   7   -8 
Country roads, take me home
8  -8    7   8  9 -10
To the place I belong
-10   9 9 8     8  7    -8 8
West Virginia, mountain momma
 8   -8  7     7 -8    7
Take me home, country roads

 6  6  -6   6   -6 6    -6    7
All my mem'ries gather round her 
-8 -8   8 -8   -6  -6  -6  6   -6 7 
Miner's lady, stranger to blue water
 6    6  -6 6    -6 7   7   8   8
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
 -8    -8   -8 -8   8 -8
Misty taste on the moonshine
 -6 7    7  -8  7
Teardrop in my eye

7  7    7   -7 
I hear her voice
7  -8   8  8     8    8    8   7
In the morning hours she calls me
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 Radio reminds me of my home far away
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And drivin' down the road I get a feelin'
 7   7   7      7   7    7
That I should have been home
-8 8 -8    -8 8 -9
Yesterday, yesterday

CHORUS (middle octave)
 4  -4   5     5    4   -4 
Country roads, take me home
5  -4    4  5  6  -6
To the place I belong
-6   -5 6 5    5  4   -4   5
West Virginia, mountain momma
 -4 -4     4     4 -4    4
Take me home, country roads

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