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Montana Chords And Lyrics by James Taylor

Welcome to my Montana chords and lyrics song page by James Taylor where you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link for a full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf sheet you can download and some rhythm tips.

This song Montana hails from the 2015 album by James Taylor entitled "Before This World". The song was released as a single but never charted. Montana chords and lyrics are below.

Chords And Lyrics
Demo, Tips & Pdf

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = played with a combination of arpeggio and strumming for the first bit - switch over to a root down up down up, root down up down up strum
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, A, Em7, A7,  D, A/D, Bm, Bm/A, D/Gb, Gbm, Fdim/Ab, E and a C
  • Just a note: The James Taylor Montana chords sheet shows an A/Dm chord but it should have be A/Db.

Montana Lyrics

I'm not smart enough for this life I've been livin'
A little bit slow - for the pace of the dream
It's not I'm ungrateful - for all I've been given but - nevertheless, just the same
I wish to my soul I was back in Montana
High on my mountain and deep in the snow
Up in my cabin and over the valley - under the blankets with you

Over ---------the ocean from here (oh)
Over ---------the mountains from there (oh)

Who can imagine - the scale of the forces
That pushed this old mountain range up in the sky?
Tectonic creation - erosion - mutation - Somethin' to pleasure God's eye
The world is a wonder - of lightnin' and thunder
And green of the ground as we fall from the sky
The old and new faces - the tribes and the races - Thousands of places to try

Over ---------the ocean from here (oh)
Over ---------the mountains from there (oh)

One sits and waits while the other one wanders
And squanders his time with a life on the road
Down from the mountain, across the wide ocean
The world is in motion and cannot be slowed

Enough for today... the demands of the moment
The thing on my mind - is the work in my hand
Wood for the woodstove - and water for coffee - Somethin' I can still understand
The trip into town takes us most of the day
And after, "Hello", - and "it's sure good to see you"
It seems like there's nothin' to say
Over the ocean from here

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