Harvest Moon chords by Neil Young


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Harvest Moon | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: D D6 | Dmaj7 D :|| x4

Verse 1

| Em7 | Em7 |
Come a little bit closer.
| Em7 | Em7 | D5 Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 A/D D | D Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 A/D D |
Hear what I have to say.
| Em7 | Em7 |
Just like children sleepin’.
| Em7 | Em7 | D5 Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 A/D D | D Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 A/D D |
We could dream this night away.

Verse 2

| G | G |
But there’s a full moon risin’.
| G | G ||: D D6 | Dmaj7 D :||
Let’s go dancin’ in the light.
| G | G |
We know where the music’s playin’.
| G | G ||: D D6 | Dmaj7 D :||
Let’s go out and feel the night.

Chorus 1

||: G/A | G/A | A | A :||
Because I’m still in love with you, I wanna see you dance again.
Because I’m still in love with you, on this harvest moon.

Instrumental 1

||: D D6 | Dmaj7 D :|| x4

Verse 3

| Em7 | Em7 |
When we were strangers.
| Em7 | Em7 | D5 Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 A/D D | D Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 A/D D |
I watched you from afar.
| Em7 | Em7 |
When we were lovers.
| Em7 | Em7 | D5 Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 A/D D | D Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 A/D D |
I loved you with all my heart.

Verse 4

| G | G |
But now it’s getting late.
| G | G ||: D D6 | Dmaj7 D :||
And the moon is climbing high.
| G | G |
I wanna celebrate.
| G | G ||: D D6 | Dmaj7 D :||
See it shining in your eye.

Chorus 2

||: G/A | G/A | A | A :||
Because I’m still in love with you, I wanna see you dance again.
Because I’m still in love with you, on this harvest moon.

Instrumental 2

||: D D6 | Dmaj7 D :|| x4

Solo

||: G | G | G | G |
| D D6 | Dmaj7 D | D D6 | Dmaj7 D :||

Chorus 3

||: G/A | G/A | A | A :||
Because I’m still in love with you, I wanna see you dance again.
Because I’m still in love with you, on this harvest moon.

Outro

||: D D6 | Dmaj7 D :|| x4
| D |



Harvest Moon Chords: Learn the progressions


Harvest Moon Analysis + TAB

You need to lower that E string to a D in order to play it like the original, use my chromatic guitar tuner to drop the low E string.

Consisting of two chord riffs and a chorus, this one is easy once you know exactly how Neil himself plays it. Members get the note-for-note TAB to help them along.

Once you know how to do it, the chords and lyrics above will serve as a reminder. In the key of D, the verse chords move from II to that I chord using the characteristic extensions, like this:

| Em7 (II) | Em7 | Em7 | Em7 |
| D5 (I) Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 A/D D | D Dmaj7 | Dmaj7 A/D D |

Here’s one way you could play that D chord riff (drop D), members get one more way.

Harvest Moon chords and TAB, riff 1.

The next verse varies this by going to chord IV, instead of II, changing that chord riff slightly as well, very clever! Looks like this:

| G (IV) | G | G | G |
||: D (I) D6 | Dmaj7 D :||
| G | G | G | G |
||: D D6 | Dmaj7 D :||

Finally, the chorus goes between chords IV and V, maintaining the root of chord V, we could call this A11A as well. Looks like this:

||: G/A | G/A | A | A :||

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Harvest Moon – Guitar Lesson with TAB.

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Harvest Moon was Neil Young’s last hit!

Harvest Moon was Neil Young‘s last big tune and definitely one of my favourites of his.

Released in 1992 as a single from the album with the same name, it had been some time since Neil had dropped his best tunes, proving that he clearly still “had it”.

Since the success of Harvest Moon, Neil has released many, many more albums, in fact, he’s released more albums post-1992 than before!

However, all of Neil’s hits came between 1969 (2nd album, Cinnamon Girl) and this 1992 gem.



Harvest Moon Chords | Related Pages


Intermediate Acoustic

There are many more Intermediate Acoustic Songs with chords similar to Harvest Moon.

Most intermediate acoustic tunes can’t be played using just basic open-position chords. We have to move up the fretboard and play CAGED barre chords as well.

We incorporate bass lines, add licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we’ll invent second guitar parts and play these songs together.


Five similar tunes with chords and lyrics

When you can play Harvest Moon's chords, try these five tunes from the songbook.

Neil Young

Neil Young wrote Harvest Moon.

Neil Young started out with Buffalo Springfield, briefly joined Crosby, Stills & Nash, and collaborated with Pearl Jam but is best known for his solo career.

His best tunes include Harvest Moon, Heart Of Gold, Old Man, The Needle And The Damage Done, My My, Hey Hey, and Like A Hurricane.


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Country & Folk

When you can play Harvest Moon, check out these Country and Folk tunes as well.

In the primarily acoustic genres of Country & Folk, you must acquire what matters the most: A repertoire. Nothing else will give you the gig.

Learn tunes by Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, America, Don McLean, and many more.


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Dan Lundholm wrote this article about Harvest Moon's chords.

This article on Harvest Moon’s chords was written by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and how learning guitar with Spytunes has evolved.

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