Country Road Ukulele Chords by Paula Fuga & Jack Johnson

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A truly magical collaboration, Country Road is a beautiful song written by Paula Fuga and released on the Mana Maoli Selections Vol. 1. For the recording Jack Johnson lent his voice to the cause and sings the verse lines back and forth with Paula.

Besides some very low-key ukulele rhythm and a little break on Paula’s 6-string Kamaka, the song is mostly carried by guitar parts. I’ve notated the intro that the guitar plays for uke, but it will sound quite a lot higher than the recording. There are some tips for playing harmony leads here.

If you just want to strum the chords, this is a great beginner song. If you can get the Dm under your fingers, it’s a piece of cake.

The chorus is mostly the same each time, but the last line changes. This is shown in the charts. Keep an eye out for it and try not to forget which goes where!

manamaoliCountry Road
Paula Fuga & Jack Johnson
Mana Maoli Volume 2
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  C                 Dm 
A|-----7------5-3------8-7-5-3-----8-7-5-3-
E|-----------------------------5-3---------
C|-5/7------5---4------9-7-5-4-----9-7-5-4-
G|-----------------------------------------

  C                                Dm 
A|-------7---10----7---------------8-7-5-3-----8-7-5-3-
E|--------------10---8---8-10-8------------5-3---------
C|-2-5/7---7-----------7-----------9-7-5-4-----9-7-5-4-
G|-----------------------------------------------------

1st Verse:
C
Head on Collision on a two lane country road,
Dm
Lord I pray let them be safe.
C
No turning back I’m just a mile away from home,
Dm
I sit here waiting let me be patient.

Chorus:
Am
Sometimes it’s hard to ease my mind to realize,
Dm
You’re always with me waiting, willing
Am
To hear my prayers, my hopes, my dreams, my every need
1st time:
Dm
I pray for wisdom and overstanding
2nd time:
Dm
I pray for peace in times of war
3rd time:
Dm
I pray for light in times of darkness

C
What’s meant to be will always be though I control my destiny,
Dm
Free will you gave me even though you made me.
C
Be careful of the things you do it eventually comes back to you,
Dm
universal law, Babylon shall fall

Chorus>

Whistling Solo: Verse chords

Guitar Solo: Verse chords

1st verse>

Chorus

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