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No Rain  Blind Melon

"No Rain"
Words and Music by Blind Melon
Taken from the 1992 album ‚??Blind Melon‚??
Posted by Stu, England
This is the official transcription for this song so is 100% correct
quarter note = 150
Standard Tuning
Note: The chords listed above are played by rhythm acoustic and the tab is lead electric
some delay. To really get the hang of the rhythm you‚??ll probably have to listen quite
to the track but its great song so why not?
Figure 1 ( played x 3 as the intro)
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[E] [////////]  
 
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 -10-----10/12--I---------------I----|
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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 and a half times)
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[E] [D] [E]  
 
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 -----10-9-10---I----------------|I
 -9----------11-I---9--7--7-9-7--|I
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End Fill for Figure 2
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D h //
 
 ---9-10-9-------|I
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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
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**Figure 1 then Figure 2 played with verses and rhythm strum**
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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
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**End fill for Figure two then Verse two**
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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**
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------------|
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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
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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
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E (8th note trips until *) D
 
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 ------97-7--75-5--53-3--32-2-I-2/3-3--3/5-5--5/7-7-7/9/9-I--------------|
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* 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----------------------|
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D// H R [E] 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------------------------------------------|
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 --7-----------------7--9-7---I------------------------------------------|
 ----9-7--9-7----7-9--------9-I------------------------------------------|
 -------------9---------------I------------------------------------------|
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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
The second verse is as the first
(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.

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