On The Road Again
Willie Nelson, Jon Gindick

Midi 1 (Db100)   Midi 2(Eb120)*-harp
Midi 3(E111)    Midi 4(E120)

Very easy County song to learn.
Play to the tab or Willie's song.
Tabbed by Mark Purintun 11/05


On the Road Again - By Jon Gindick

I posted the tab for "On the Road" in my last newsletter, but I had not yet made a YOU TUBE video.

I have now. I fell in love with Willie Nelson's classic, and worked it out on harp\guitar in the key of C, using a low F harp.

Like "What a Wonderful World" and "The Glory of Love," "On the Road Again" is the type of song that can save a persons life. That is why I love it so much! Jam Camps
are so incredible and returning home so difficult! Finally I understand the yearning for the road. And this song sure helps me express it. Gives me that emotional connection that satisfies. Check it out.

I just put up this You Tube Video playing it on my low F harp, and my favorite guitar, my Takemini.


I play it slow, I play it fast, I play the melody and I improvise. The guitar chords are C, E, F and G and C in the verse.

The chorus is C to F, C to F, with a G tag.

On the Road Again -- 2nd position

1d / 3d / / 3d / 4b 3d 3d** 3b 3d / /
On the road again Just can't wait to get the road again

3d / / 4b 3d 3d** 3b 3d3d** / 3b 3d**
The life I love is making music with my friends

3d 4b / / 3d 3d** 3d 3d** 3b
And I can't wait to get on the road again...

3b 6b 5b 6b 6b / 6b / 5d 5b 4d 5b 4d 3d
On the road a gain, like a band of gypsies rolling down the highway

3b 6b 5b 6b 6b / / 5d 5b / 4d
We're the best of friends, insisting that life goes our way

1d / 3d / / 3d / 4b 3d 3d** 3b 3d / /
On the road again Just can't wait to get the road again etc.

d=draw d= draw * means bend bend half step, ** bend whole step / means articulate

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