Annie’s Song chords by John Denver


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Annie’s Song | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| 6/8 D Dsus4 | D Dsus2 |
| D Dmaj7 | D6 D5 |

Verse 1

| G A | Bm G | D F#m/C# |
You fill up my senses, like a night in a forest.
| Bm A | G F#m |
Like the mountains in springtime.
| Em G | A A6 | A7 Asus4 A |
Like a walk in the rain.
| G A | Bm G | D F#m/C# |
Like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean.
| Bm A | G F#m | Em A | D Dsus4 | D5 |
You fill up my senses, come fill me again.

Verse 2

| G A | Bm G | D F#m/C# |
Come let me love you, let me give my life to you.
| Bm A | G F#m |
Let me drown in your laughter.
| Em G | A A6 | A7 Asus4 |
Let me die in your arms.
| G A | Bm G | D F#m/C# |
Let me lay down beside you, let me always be with you.
| Bm A | G F#m | Em A | D Dsus4 | D5 |
Come let me love you, come love me again.

Instrumental

| G A | Bm G | D F#m/C# |
| Bm A | G F#m |
| Em G | A A6 | A7 Asus4 |
| G A | Bm G | D F#m/C# |
Let me give my life to you
| Bm A | G F#m | Em A | D Dsus4 | D5 |
Come let me love you, come love me again.

Verse 3

| G A | Bm G | D F#m/C# |
You fill up my senses, like a night in a forest.
| Bm A | G F#m |
Like the mountains in springtime.
| Em G | A A6 | A7 Asus4 |
Like a walk in the rain.
| G A | Bm |3/4 Bm |6/8 D F#m/C# |
Like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean.
| Bm A | G F#m | Em A | D Dsus4 | D Dsus2 | D Dsus4 | D |
You fill up my senses, come fill me again.


Annie’s Song chords and progressions (lesson preview)

Annie's Song Analysis + TAB

To play finger-style acoustic guitar as John does, you must practice a bunch of set patterns, apply these to all chords, and then start to mix things up.

As a member, you get TAB for how to play two different patterns, practice these before you start to change them in an improvised way.

You also get TAB for the intro which is a hybrid of what the two guitars play on the original recording. Lastly, we look at what Roman Numerals are used for Annie’s Song’s chord progression.

Once you’ve practiced with the TAB for a while and feel comfortable, reading Annie’s Song’s chords and lyrics above will be enough to jog your memory and play Annie’s Song in a somewhat improvised way, just like John does.

Here’s a link to the full lesson (members only): Annie’s Song, guitar lesson with TAB.

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Annie’s Song – One of 8 #1’s in a row!

Annie’s Song was released in 1974. By now, John Denver was a well-established artist, this was from his 8th studio album.

The tune reached #1 in the U.K., U.S., Canada, and Ireland, selling over 2 million copies worldwide.

Speaking of the numbers 1 and 8, this was one of 8 #1’s in a row from John Denver, starting with Sunshine On My Shoulders in 1973, Annie’s Song, Back Home Again, and Sweet Surrender in 1974. Thank God I’m A Country Boy, I’m Sorry, and Fly Away in 1975.

This string of #1’s finished in 1976 with Looking For Space. After releasing It Makes Me Giggle, John had his last ever #1 with Like A Sad Song, also in 1976 – impressive stuff!


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