From the Request Line: Amoreena by Elton John

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From #IntroGuitar’s Request Line, where you can submit songs for participants or the class to learn or cover, we have Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s Tumbleweed Connection classic, “Amoreena.”

The 1971 song is accurately chorded by Mark van Gerven of the Netherlands (via Ultimate Guitar):

G – F – C/E – G
G – F – C/E – G
D – A/C# – C – G
D – A/C# – C – GG F6 C/E G
Lately I’ve been thinking how much I miss my lady

Bm7 Em G7/D C G
Amoreena’s in the cornfield brightening the daybreak

G F6 C/E G
Living like a lusty flower, running through the grass for hours

Bm7 Em G7/D C G
Rolling through the hay like a puppy child

D A/C#
And when it rains the rain falls down

C G
Washing out the cattle town

D A/C# C G
And she’s far away somewhere in her eiderdown

G#° Esus4 E7
And she dreams of crystal streams

Am C7/G F
Of days gone by when we would lean

Fm7 Fm7/Eb Dsus4 D7
Laughing fit to burst upon each other

I can see you sitting eating apples in the evening
The fruit juice flowing slowly, slowly, slowly
Down the bronze of your body
Living like a lusty flower, running through the grass for hours
Rolling through the hay like a puppy child

And when it rains the rain falls down…

Oh if only I could nestle in the cradle of your cabin
My arms around your shoulders the windows wide and open
While the swallow and the sycamore are playing in the valley
Oh I miss you Amoreena like a king bee misses honey

And when it rains the rain falls down…

And when it rains the rain falls down…

G – F – C/E – G
G – F – C/E – G

Lately I’ve been thinking how much I miss my lady
Amoreena’s in the cornfield brightening the daybreak
Living like a lusty flower, running through the grass for hours
Rolling through the hay like a puppy child

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