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I Wish It Would Rain  Nanci Griffith

 
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I WISH IT WOULD RAIN - Rodney Crowell
 
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Tabbed by: dave
Email: da7idb@gmail.com
Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)
This is from "The Houston Kid." It is a brilliant song from a brilliant record that
Rodney wrote about his childhood and the childhoods of his best friends growing up.
It is amazing.
Intro:
 
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Song Chords:
[D]Turning tricks on sunset, [F#m]twenty bucks a pop
Some [Bm]out of town old business man or an [G]undercover cop
[D]I'm living with a virus flowing [Bm]way down in my veins
[G]Oh I wish it would rai[D]n
[D]I know you've heard my story or [F#m]seen me on the street
[Bm]Just another cracker gigolo dressed [G]up like trick or treat
[D]Now you may want to judge me or [Bm]treat me with disdain
[G]Oh I wish it would [D]rain
[G]Memphis, Texas; Houston, Tennesee
Man I'm [D]just so turned around I don't know where I want to be
[G]This California desert is driving me insane
[D]Oh I wish it would [G]rain
[D]So I've squandered my resistance, taking [F#m]any kind of drug
I'd [Bm]smoke or shoot or eat it, I'd [G]drink it from a jug
[D]I offer no excuses for your [Bm]sympathies to gain
[G]Oh I wish it would [D]rain
[G]Everybody knows me as the kid
I've [D]made it seven years still I don't know how I did
[G]I come from a long line of live and love in vain
[D]Oh I wish it would [G]rain
[D]So I've prayed to mother Mary, I've [F#m]even seen a priest
When the [Bm]angels come to get me, I [G]know I'll be released
I'll [D]leave this mean old desert bound for Memphis on that train
[G]Oh I wish it would [D]rain (X2)
| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note
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PAISLEYSAINT (report)

Chorus:
G
Oh, I wish it would rain
G(9) G
wash my face clean

I wanna find some dark clouds
D
to hide in here
G
Oh, the love in a memory
G(9) G
It sparkles like diamonds

When the diamonds fall
D Em-C
Burns like tears
G
When the diamonds fall
D
Burns like tears

G G(9) G
Once I had a love from the Georgia pines
D Em
who only cared for me
C G
Gonna find that love of 22
D
here at 33
G G(9) G
Got a heart on my right and one on my left
D Em
but neither suits my needs
C G
Cause the one I love is way out west
D
and he never will need me.

(Chorus)

Gonna pack up my two-steppin' shoes
and head for the Gulf Coast plains
Wanna walk the streets of my old hometown
Where everybody knows my name
Gonna ride the train down the Galvaston
When the hurricanes blow in
Cause that Gulf Coast water tastes sweet as wine
when your heart's blowin home in the wind

(Chorus)

phoephy (report)

Oh, I wish it would rain
And wash my face clean
I want to find some dark cloud to hide in here
Love in a memory
Sparkled like diamonds
When the diamonds fall they burn like tears

Once I had a love from the Georgia pines
Who only cared for me
I wanna find that love of twenty-two
Here at thirty-three
I've got a heart on my right
One on my left neither suits my needs
No, the one I love lives a-way out West
And he never will need me

I'm gonna pack up my two step shoes
And head for the Gulf Coast plains
I wanna walk the streets of my own hometown
Where everybody knows my name
I wanna ride the waves down in Galveston
When the hurricane blow in
Cuz that Gulf Coast water tastes sweet as wine
When your heart's rollin' home in the wind

When the diamonds fall, darlin'
They burn like tears