Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver – Piano Notes


Piano Notes for Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver – CDE FGAB


Key Information for the Song Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver

Scale: A Major Scale (three black keys)
Key Signature: Three sharps (F#, C#, G#)
A Major Scale Notes: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#
Tempo: 78 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner

This post will provide the letter notes for the melody of Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver. The song is in A major with a tempo of 78 BPM and a 4/4 time signature.

These notes are intended for piano and are suitable for players with some experience as well as for beginners. The song has a beautiful melody, and the slow tempo and use of basic chords make the song very easy to play on the piano.


Tips to Play the Piano Notes for Take Me Home, Country Roads

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song Country Roads are given in brackets like (notes); they are meant to be played quickly or fast, similar to 16th, 32nd, or sometimes 8th notes in sheet music.

Play these notes continuously and connectedly, following the “Country Roads” song’s rhythm and lyrics.

The next regular note is written immediately after the closing bracket.

Sustained Notes – Wavy Lines

The wavy line symbol ~ (tilde) following a note indicates sustained notes.

  • One tilde signifies a quarter-note duration on the piano sheet.
  • Two tildes denote a half-note duration.
  • Three tildes signify a whole note duration.

Therefore, press and hold the note for the appropriate duration based on the number of tildes while playing the piano notes for the Take Me Home, Country Roads song.


Part 1 (Verse 1)

Almost Heaven, West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, growing like a breeze


(E) E~   F#~ E~~   F# (E) F# A~~
Almost  Heaven,   West Virginia

(B)    B~      C#*~ B~~
Blue  Ridge Mountains,

F# F# F# E     F#~ A~~~
Shenandoah   River


E      E  F#~   E~~
Life  is  old    there,

F# (A)   A      C#*~  C#*~~
older    than  the      trees

B (B)       B~    B     C#*~ B~~
Younger  than  the  mountains,

F#  A      A     (B)   A~~
growing  like   a     breeze


Part 2 (Chorus)

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads


A  B       C#*~~~  C#*  A   B~~
Country roads,    take me home

C#*   B    A~~    C#*  E* F#*~~
To    the  place   I      belong

F#*    (F#*) E* C#*~~   C#* A      B C#*~~
West Virginia,              mountain  mama

C#*   A    A~~     A B       A~~~
Take me home, country  roads


Part 3 (Verse 2)

All my memories gather ’round her
Miner’s lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye


(E) E~  F#~ E~~   F# (E)   F#       A~~
All  my memories  gather   ’round  her

(B) B~    C#*~ B~~
Miner’s   lady,

F# F#     F#  E     F#~ A~~~
stranger to   blue water


E        E     F#~ E~~
Dark  and  dusty,

F# (A)    A   C#*~  C#*~~
painted  on  the     sky

B (B)   B~   B  C#*~ B~~
Misty taste of moonshine,

F#  A      A  (B)   A~~
teardrop in  my  eye


Part 4 (Chorus)

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads


Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads


A  B       C#*~~~  C#*  A   B~~
Country roads,    take me home

C#*   B    A~~    C#*  E* F#*~~
To    the  place   I      belong

F#*    (F#*) E* C#*~~   C#* A      B C#*~~
West Virginia,              mountain  mama

C#*   A    A~~     A B       A~~~
Take me home, country  roads


Part 5 (Bridge)

A  A      A    G#~
I   hear her voice

A  B    C#* C#*  C#*~
in the morning   hour,

(C#*) C#*~ A~
she calls me


(A)    D*~ (D*) D* D* D* C#*
The radio        reminds  me

B    A    B~      C#*~  (C#*) B~~
of  my   home  far      away


Driving down the road, I get a feeling
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday


Part 6 (Chorus)

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads



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