Blind Melon

No Rain

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No Rain

Year: 1992 - Album: Live at the Palace

(Shannon Hoon/ Brad Smith/ Christopher Thorn/ Glen Graham/ Travis Warren)

Key:  E More
No Rain Key BB
No Rain Key CC
No Rain Key C#C#
No Rain Key DD(one step down)
No Rain Key D#D#(half step down)
No Rain Key EE(original key)
No Rain Key FF(half step up)
No Rain Key F#F#(one step up)
No Rain Key GG
No Rain Key G#G#
No Rain Key AA
No Rain Key A#A#
	  		Figure 1 (played three times at beginning)
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                 E /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
---------------I---------------I----
-10-----10/12--I---------------I----
---------------I-9-------------I----
---------------I---------------I----
---------------I---------------I----
---------------I---------------I----
 
Third time, the last note is cut into a half note and
rhythm plays A-based barre chords at faster strum
 
Figure 2 (played 2 1/2 times)
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 E           D               E  
---------------I---------------I
-----10-9-10---I---------------I
-9----------11-I---9--7--7-9-7-I
---------------I---------------I
---------------I---------------I
---------------I---------------I
 
 
End Fill for Figure 2
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 D  h        /\/\
---9-10-9------I
----------10---I
-------------9-I
---------------I
---------------I
---------------I
 
Chorus 1:
 
E                       Em
All I can say is that my
 
D                     Dsus4 D
Life is pretty plain 
 
  A                         G5     E    E7 E E7 E
I like watching the puddles gather rain
 
    E
And all I can do is just 
 
D                     Dsus4 D
Pour some tea for two
 
    A 
And speak my point of view
 
    G        E    E E7 
But it's not sane
 
E            
It's not sane
                       ***************
**Figure 1 then Figure 2 played with verses and rhythm strum**
                       ***************
 
Verse 1
 
E           D          E
I just want someone to say to me
 
D
No oh oh oh
 
E             D              E
I'll always be there when you wake
 
               **********
**End fill for Figure two then Verse two**
               **********
 
You know I'd like to
Keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made.
(I'll have it made)
 
**Figure 1 once**
 
2nd Chorus
        E
(And I) don't understand why I
 
D             Dsus4 D
sleep all day.
 
      A                      G5         E     E7 E E7 E
and I start to complain that there's no rain.
 
E
and all I can do is read a 
 
D             Dsus4 D
book to stay awake 
 
   A                     G              E
It rips my life away but it's a great escape   **Lead plays Figure 1
                                                  four times with double 
E              E             E                     whole strums on each
escape         escape        escape                 enunciation**
 
 
W= Whole bend
H= Half Bend
h= hammer-on
p= pull-off
\= slide to
/\/\/\/= vibrato
 E      h        D                   E                   D
-----------------I-------------------I-12-9---10----9---10-I--10---10---
------10-9---12--I---9---10----9-----I---------------------I------------ meas
-9---------9-----I-----9---------9-9-I------9---------9----I-----9------contd
-----------------I-------------------I---------------------I------------
-----------------I-------------------I---------------------I------------
-----------------I-------------------I---------------------I------------
 
           E  (all triplet 8ths until *) D
--9------I-10-9-9-12-9-9-10-9-9-12-9-9-I-10-9-9-12-9-9-10-9-9-12-9-9-I
--9---9--I-10-9-9-12-9-9-10-9-9-12-9-9-I-10-9-9-12-9-9-10-9-9-12-9-9-I
---------I-----------------------------I--9--------------------------I
---------I-----------------------------I-----------------------------I
---------I-----------------------------I-----------------------------I
---------I-----------------------------I-----------------------------I
 
  E                        D           *                         
-10-9-9-10-9-9-12-9-9-10-9-9-I-14-9-9--12--9----9--9\-I
--9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9-I--9-9-9---9--9----9--9\-I
-----------------------------I------------------9--9\-I
-----------------------------I------------------------I
-----------------------------I------------------------I
-----------------------------I------------------------I
 
E (8th note trips until *) D                               
-----------------------------I---------------------------I--------------
--9\7-7--7\5-5--5\3-3--3\2-2-I-2/3-3--3/5-5--5/7-7-7/9/9-I--------------
-----------------------------I---------------------------I--------------
-----------------------------I---------------------------I--------------
-----------------------------I---------------------------I--------------
-----------------------------I---------------------------I--------------
 
 
* Eh                                               H                 /\/\/\
--------9-------9----10---I---9----12----9--9----I----------------------
--9-10----10------10------I-----10------10-10--X-I-9(10)--7---9--7---7--
--------------------------I----------------------I-9(10)--7---9--X---7--
--------------------------I----------------------I----------9------9----
--------------------------I----------------------I----------------------
--------------------------I----------------------I----------------------
 
                          E
 D/\/      H          R     W (8th triplets till end)
-------------------7------I--------7-----------------------I--------------
-(7)--7--7--9(10)--X------I-----7-----10-7----7------------I--------------
-(7)--7--7--9(10)--7------I-9(11)----------9--7-9-7--9-7---I--------------
------9-------------------I------------------------------9-I--------------
--------------------------I--------------------------------I--------------
--------------------------I--------------------------------I--------------
 
  D
-----------------------------I------------------------------------------
-----------------------------I------------------------------------------
--7-----------------7--9-7---I------------------------------------------
----9-7--9-7----7-9--------9-I------------------------------------------
-------------9---------------I------------------------------------------
-----------------------------I------------------------------------------
 
 
3rd Chorus
**This chorus is played with only one strum per chord
  except for G which is six eighth note strums with eighth
  rests before the first and fourth strum**
 
  Chords as above
 
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
You don't like my point of view you think that I'm insane
It's not sane       It's not sane
 
(As the old saying goes....Everybody together!!!)
 
Second verse same as the first!!  (I couldn't resist)
 
(end solo) w/
D                 E
I'll have it made (I'll have it made)
I'll have it made (I'll have it made)
I'll have it made (I'll have it made)
No no no
You know I'm really gonna really gonna 
have it made (I'll have it made)
(I'll have it made) (I'll have it made)
 
End with Figure one fading.
		  

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