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No Rain  Blind Melon

>>From: (Brendan F Odonnell)
I saw a request for this a while back so I figured what the hell.
This is my first tab post so go easy on me.
"No Rain"
Words and Music by Blind Melon
Transcribed for Guitar World magazine by Jeff Perrin
quarter note= 150
tuning: standard
Note: The music is for two guitars with the chords listed above being
played by rhythm acoustic and the tab played by lead electric
Figure 1 (played three times at beginning)
E /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

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)
[E] [D] [E]  

End Fill for Figure 2
D h /\/\

Chorus 1:
[E]All I can say is that my[Em]
[D]Life is pretty plain [Dsus4] [D]
I [A]like watching the puddles [G5]gather [E]rain[E7] [E] [E7] [E]
And [E]all I can do is just
[D]Pour some tea for two[Dsus4] [D]
And [A]speak my point of view
But [G]it's not [E]sane[E] [E7]
[E]It's not sane
**Figure 1 then Figure 2 played with verses and rhythm strum**
Verse 1
[E]I just want [D]someone to [E]say to me
[D]No oh oh oh
[E]I'll always be[D] there when you[E] 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
(And I) [E]don't understand why I
[D]sleep all day.[Dsus4] [D]
and I [A]start to complain that [G5]there's no [E]rain.[E7] [E] [E7] [E]
[E]and all I can do is read a
[D]book to stay a[Dsus4]wake [D]
It [A]rips my life away but [G]it's a great es[E]cape **Lead plays Figure 1
four times with double
E E E whole strums on each
escape escape escape enunciation**
(solo) (email if you want it posted)
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]I'll have it made [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)
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.
Thanks for listening....I'm outta here
-Scott Hartig
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:43:13 PST
From: Ricky Lee
Subject: "no rain" by blind melon
Hi, I was just screwing around with my guitar and I came up with an
alternate intro to blind melon's "no rain" that's not in the archive.
This one's a little more full and folky, if you like that sort of thing.
Also, this is the first time I've tried to write in rhythm. bear with
me here. The measures are kind of accurate; the spacing of the notes
kapo the scond fret. Notation is relative to the kapo (a 3 is really a 5
and such...)
 --------3--3-/5- --------3--3-/5- --------3--3-/5- ---------3---2--
 ---------------- -3_____--------- -3_____--------- --3----3--------
 ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- -----2----------
 ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- --0------2-2----
 ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ----------------
 ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- 

[Cmaj] [Dmaj] [Cmaj]  
 -0-------------- ---------3---2-- -0-------------- repeat one more
 ---3---1----3-1- --3----3-------- ---3---1----3-1- time (the rhythm
 -----2---------- -----2---------- -----2---------- is practically
 -0--------2----- --0------2-2---- -0--------2----- immortal) & then
 -------3------3- ---------------- -------3------3- your guess is as
 ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- good as mine. Try

something based
on the other tabs
posted here!
The the verses and solo are pretty easy. Just play what the others have
modified for a kapo (instead of E major play D major and such...)

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