Georgia On My Mind

Words & Music:

Stuart Gorrell & Hoagy Carmichael (1930)


This is the state song of Georgia.  An instrumental guitar arrangement of this in D is in the January-February 2009 issue of Guitar Edge.


C                E7               A7     A7+ D9  G7

Melodies bring memories that linger in my heart.

C         E7     Am           D7     G7   C  G7+

Make me think of Georgia, why did we ever part?

C                                   E7  A7      A7+       D9  G7

Some sweet day, when blossoms fall, and all the world's a song,

C       E7      Am              D7           G7  C

I'll go back to Georgia, 'cause that's where I belong.


C7  E7  Am7  F  C7  F  F#dim  G9


C        E7           Am7   G7  F     F#dim

Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through.

   C              Edim Dm7   G7            E7  A7  D7   G7

Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.

Georgia, Georgia, a song of you.

       C        Edim     Dm7      G7            C  F  C  E7

Comes sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines.



Am7   Dm7  Am7          F    Am7   Dm7  Am7         D7

Other arms reach out to me.  Other eyes smile tenderly.

Am7   F       C              Bdim    Am7       C#dim    Dm7    G7

Still, in peaceful dreams I see the road leads back to you.


Georgia, Georgia, no peace I find

just and old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind


Bygone days of happiness still haunt me all the while,

nothing could compare with my Georgia's sunny smile.

That is why I often sigh as down the trail I roam,

Longing for sweet Georgia because it is my home.


Georgia, Georgia, no peace I find.

Just and old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.

Just and old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.


      C  Bb  F

On my mind...  [4x]


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