An interesting and valid question, let me answer it as follows
I already have four songs to use to pass Grade 1 so looking for a fifth.
At the moment it is between Walk of Life and Take Me Home Country Roads
Two of the songs I already have a change of chord within a bar, one with strumming pattern of DDDUDU which I can do. In the other, Last Time by the Stones, I could have used OF but the change of chords is in every other bar and decided not to overcomplicate things and go for four down strums, so was looking for something more straightforward to use OF.
Also, it is not just playing the chords but singing as well, so that needs to be a consideration. (Singing is something I thought I would not be doing when I started out on the JG Lessons at the beginning of the year but was persuaded otherwise by some prominent members of the Community)
I came across TMHCR as a lesson, it was familiar to me as my wife, to be, was very keen on John Denver Songs back in the early 1970’s. I was not really but the song was well known to me.
When you look at the lesson the F chord is mentioned in the bridge, when I went to App it took me a while to find the chord as it is only played in one bar.
As said in the earlier post I was aware of the different fingering for the F chords and looking at Fmaj7 it is like the C chord which Justin mentions in Module 9.
I had no issues learning the chords, especially C and G that as my brain/muscles remember from over 50 years ago, so I thought it was worth giving it a go.
I am having to hold myself back could easily come up with another five songs to learn but will move onto those after I have completed Grade 1. Justin right, what makes learning guitar with his lessons great is that you can perform some of your favourite songs.
Ok that’s my explanation hope it makes sense.
You are right about it being listed as grade 1, see below from website. Had not noticed this until you mentioned it.
Don’t yet have the Tabs yet, so don’t know if the F chord is included or another is substituted to make it Grade 1.