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Country Roads Take Me Home Sargam Notes


HOW TO READ THE NOTATIONS

  • CAPITAL LETTERS
    = Shuddh Swars (Natural Notes)
  • small letters
    = Komal Swars (Flat Notes)
  • M with # [hash] or ^ [exponent]
    = Tivra Madhyam (M# / M^)
  • Letter/Alphabet ONLY
    = Medium Pitch/Normal blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet PRECEDED BY a ” . ” [full stop] or  a ” , ” [comma]
    = Low Octave Note/Softer blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet FOLLOWED BY a ‘ [single quote]
    = High Octave Note/harder blow on flute
  • Notes in { }
    = “murki” have to be played very fast without any pause
  • A Note in ( )
    = “kann swar” has to be just touched before moving on to the next note
  • A “~” between two Notes 
    = “meend”. That is, you have to glide from one note to another slowly to produce that wavy effect.
  • Few “….” (dots) after a note 
    = Play and hold that note

Sargam notations / Piano notes for the song Country Roads Take Me Home…

Singer: John Denver
Songwriters: Bill Danoff / John Denver / Taffy Nivert Danoff
Released in : 1971

Flute used for notations : G#

“Country Roads Take Me Home”, likewise referred to just as “Country roads”, is a tune composed by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert and John Denver about West Virginia. It was delivered as a solo performance by Denver on April 12, 1971. The tune became one of John Denver’s most famous tunes. The tune is viewed as an image of West Virginia.

Its a lovely song to play on flute and other musical instruments.  The following notations in Indian Sargam style is easy to follow as it contains all the shuddh swars.  Just pay attention to the Low Octave notes wherever indicated with a comma (,).  Enjoy!

 

STANZA 1:

Almost | heaven, | West | Virginia
,P,P | ,P,D, P | S | ,DS SR…

Blue | Ridge | Mountains,
R | R | RG R

Shenandoah | River
,D,D ,D~,P | ,DS S …

Life is | old | there,
,P,P | ,P,D, | ,P

older than | the trees
,D SS | RG G…

Younger | than the | mountains,
R R | R S | RG R

growin’ | like a | breeze
,D S | S R | S….

Country | roads | take me | home
SR | RG… | G R S | R…

To the | place | I belong
G R | S~,D… | GP PD….

West | Virginia, | mountain | mama
G R | SR RG… | GR S | R RG…

Take me | home, | country | roads
G R S | R… | GR S | S….

STANZA 2:

All my | memories
,P,P | ,P,D, ,P

gather ’round her
S,D | R RG…

Miner’s lady,
RR | RG R

stranger to | blue | water
,DSS | S~,D | SR S…

Dark | and | dusty,
,P | ,P | ,P,D, ,P

painted on | the | sky
,DS S | RG | G…

Misty | taste | of | moonshine,
RR | R… | RS | RG R

teardrop | in | my | eye
,D S | S | SR | S

Country | roads | take me | home
SR | RG… | G R S | R…

To the | place | I belong
G R | S~,D… | GP PD….

West | Virginia, | mountain | mama
GR | S R RG… | GR S | R RG…

Take me | home, | country | roads
G R S | R… | GR S | S….

STANZA 3:

I hear her | voice | in the | mornin’ hour
S S S | ,N | S R | RGG

she | calls | me
R | GRS | S

The radio | reminds me | of
MM M | MM G | R

my | home | far away
S | R | RG | R…

Drivin’ down | the road,
M MM | M G

I | get a | feelin’
G | RS | R R

That I | should’ve | been | home
R R | RR | R | R

yesterday | yesterday
R GR… | RG GM….

Country | roads | take me | home
SR | RG… | G R S | R…

To the | place | I belong
G R | S~,D… | GP PD….

West | Virginia, | mountain | mama
GR | S R RG… | GR S | R RG…

Take me | home, | country | roads
G R S | R… | GR S | S….

Country | roads | take me | home
SR | RG… | G R S | R…

To the | place | I belong
G R | S~,D… | GP PD….

West | Virginia, | mountain | mama
GR | S R RG… | GR S | R RG…

Take me | home, | country | roads
G R S | R… | GR S | S….

Take me | home, | country | roads
G R S | R… | GR S | S….

Take me | home, | country | roads
G R S | R… | GR S | S….


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  1. WOW! This is beautiful! Really good to see these notes and even more fun to play on the flute! One of the classic songs with beautiful melody.

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