How To Play HARVEST MOON on Guitar and Harmonica

by George on March 6, 2014

in Music Lessons, Play Songs On Guitar and Harmonica, Song Lessons

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Quick Facts

The song Harvest Moon is the title track from the album Harvest Moon, released in October, 1992.
The album Harvest Moon is often thought of as a sequel to Harvest due to the fact the album was recorded in Nashville with many of the musicians that played on Harvest including Ben Keith on pedal steel guitar, Kenny Buttrey on drums, and Tim Drummond on bass.

Sheet Music

Notes and tab for the 10 gorgeous acoustic tunes from Harvest Moon, the informal “sequel” to Harvest, released 20 years later in 1992. Songs: Dreamin’ Man * From Hank to Hendrix * Harvest Moon * Natural Beauty * Old King * One of These Days * Such a Woman * Unknown Legend * War of Man * You and Me.

Harvest Moon Guitar Backing Track

If you’re looking for a guitar track to play or sing along with, here it is.
Just guitar, no vocals or harmonica.

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Guitar Chords, Lyrics, Harmonica Tabs

Harvest Moon music and lyrics are property and copyright of their owners and provided for educational purposes and personal use only.
The following is my transcription of my version of this awesome song. If you want how the author intended, check out the links above.

Intro – Riff 1
Dadd9 Drop D TuningD6add9DM7 Drop D Tuning

Verse 1
Em7 Drop D TuningD Major Drop D TuningDM7 Drop D TuningA6 Drop D TuningD Drop D Tuning
Come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say.
Just like children sleepin, we could dream this night away.

Verse 2
G Major Drop D TuningDadd9 Drop D TuningD6add9DM7 Drop D Tuning

But there’s a full moon risin, lets go dancin in the Light
We know where the musics playin, lets go out and feel the night

Because I’m still in love with you, I wanna see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you. on this harvest moon.

Riff 1 – 4x

Verse 3
When we were strangers I watched you from afar.
When we were lovers I loved you with all my heart.

Verse 4
But now it’s gettin late and the moon is climbin high.
I wanna celebrate, see it shinin in your eye.


Riff 1 – 4x
Harmonica Solo
Em7 Drop D TuningD Major Drop D TuningDM7 Drop D TuningA6 Drop D TuningD Drop D Tuning

5 5 5 6 6 -6 -7
5 5 6 6 -6 -6 6 7 -7

G Major Drop D TuningDadd9 Drop D TuningD6add9DM7 Drop D Tuning

6 6 5 6 -6 5
6 6 5 6 6 7 -7 6 5 -4

Riff 1 Repeat …

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Musical Instruments and Recording Equipment

Takamine Acoustic-Electric EG Series Guitar
Takamine Acoustic Electric EG
During Harvest Moon I am playing a Takamine Electric Acoustic EG series guitar similar to the one pictured here.
It has a solid spruce top with nato back and sides and a rosewood fretboard with abalone fret markers.
The built-in Takamine TK-40 preamp features EQ Bypass, Notch Filter, Mid Contour, Bass, Mid, Treble and Gain in addition to a built-in electronic tuner.
This guitar performs great and records great.

Hohner 560 Special 20 Harmonica G

Hohner Special 20 Harmonicas
I’m using a Hohner Special 20 in the key of G for Harvest Moon

Hohner Harmonica Neck Holder

Hohner Harp HolderA comfortable and properly fitting harmonica holder is a must for hands free harmonica playing. This
Hohner Harmonica Neck Holder
works great for me.
Another harmonica holder that you may want to try that has gotten great reviews is the
Lee Oskar Harmonica Holder
. You can also check out other harmonica holders on my George’s Harp Shop page.