Words & Music by James F. Hanley & Ballard MacDonald, 1917
Recorded by Louis Armstrong, 1954*

  G   Am7 G/B   C  C/B  A7   Gdim       D7  Am7 D7 
Back home  a - gain        in In - di - an - a 

        G7       Gdim Fdim C   Dm7   C 
And it seems that  I  can see 

     C7        F         Fdim    C      Gdim  A7
The gleaming candlelight      still shining bright
            D7   Am7   D9   Am7 G7 
Through the syc - a - mores for me.

G   Am7 G/B  C  C/B  A7       Gdim     D7    Am7    D7
The new mown hay        sends all its fra - grance
           E     Bm7-5 E7  Am   G#7 
From the fields I used to roam 

        C               E7      Bm7-5   Am     Cdim
When I dream about the moonlight on the wabash
       C    Am7    G7       Fdim     C 
Then I long for my In - di - an - a home.

*Commonly (but inaccurately) known as "Back Home Again In Indiana," this tune was irrevocably tied to Herb Shriner, who hosted a TV quiz show called "Two for the Money" from 1952-57. As an Indiana native, Shriner adopted this tune as the show's theme song. The attribution to Louis Armstrong is, in truth, somewhat arbitrary; the song has been recorded more than 300 times, but since Armstrong's version(s) account for more than 30 of those, I felt he deserved some credit.

This chart was editted from one provided to me by a visitor, and I've modified it only mildly from what he sent me -- in a couple of cases, changing only the designation of the chord name, for example.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.