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John Denver - Rocky Mountain High chords

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This is the way I play the song. Denver plays different variations of the
 chords and plays with drop D tuning but this version is for standard tuning
 and uses simple chords.

CAPO II (chords relative to capo)

   D    Em   C    A    G    F#m  G*
e|-2----0----0----0----3----2----3--|
B|-3----0----1----2----0----2----0--|
G|-2----0----0----2----0----2----0--|
D|-0----2----2----2----0----4----0--|
A|-x----2----3----0----2----4----x--|
E|-x----0----x----x----3----2----x--|

       D                         Em   C   A
He was born in the summer of his 27th year 
       D                          Em         G   A
Comin' home to a place he'd never been before 
        D                               Em              C    A
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again 
          D                            Em    G   A
You might say he found a key for every door 

        D                               Em           C    A
When he first came to the mountains his life was far away 
       D                     Em    G    A
On the road and hangin' by a song 
        D                              Em             C    A
But the string's already broken and he doesn't really care 
         D                                   Em     G    A
It keeps changin' fast and it don't last for long 

        G        A               D
But the Colorado rocky mountain high
     G               A           D   
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
      G              A           D             Em    F#m  G*
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lul...la...by 
               D   Em     G     A
Rocky mountain high (Colorado) 
               D   Em     G     A
Rocky mountain high (Colorado) 


He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below 
He saw everything as far as you can see 
And they say that he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun 
And he lost a friend but kept the memory 

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams 
Seeking grace in every step he takes 
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand 
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake 

        G        A               D
And the Colorado rocky mountain high
     G               A           D 
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
G               A             D   Em F#m  G*       
Talk to God and listen to the casual re...ply
               D   Em     G    A 
Rocky mountain high (Colorado) 
               D   Em     G    A
Rocky mountain high (Colorado) 

Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear 
Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend 
Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more 
More people, more scars upon the land 

        G        A              D
But the Colorado rocky mountain high
     G               A           D 
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
  G              A                D            Em   F#m G*
I know he'd be a poorer man if he never saw an ea...gle fly 
               D     Em
Rocky mountain high 

       G        A              D
It's a Colorado rocky mountain high
     G            A           D 
I've seen it rain fire in the sky
 G                 A             D    A      G* 
Friends around the camp-fire and everybody's high

               D   Em    G      A 
Rocky mountain high (Colorado) 
               D   Em    G      A
Rocky mountain high (Colorado) 

Repeat and fade out. Or repeat for four lines and end on D
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