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I'll Take the Rain  R.E.M.

tab by Chris Lawrence (mustang@islandnet.com)
Chord shapes:
[Am] [Fmaj7] [G] [F] [C] [Em]  
 
 E--0-----0-----------1-----0-----0---
 B--1-----1-----3-----1-----1-----0---
 G--2-----2-----4-----2-----0-----0---
 D--2-----3-----5-----3-----2-----2---
 A--0-----3-----5-----3-----3-----2---
 E--------1-----3-----1-----------0---

fret E string w/ thumb for F/G.
Intro: Am (occasional hammer-on from open strings)
Verse:
[Am] the rain came down
[Fmaj7] the rain came down
[Am] the rain came d[G]own on [F]me.
[Am] the wind blew strong
[Fmaj7] the summer song
[Am] fades to [G]memo[F]ry
etc...
Chorus: C Am Em F
[C]I used to th[Am]ink as birds take w[Em]ing
they sing through [F]life so why can't we?
[C]you cling to t[Am]his, you claim your [Em]best
if this is wh[F]at you're offering
[C]I'll take the [Am]rain, I'll take the [Em]rain[F]
repeat verse/chorus
Instrumental:
w/ appropriate phase/echo/reverb/vibrato effect
[G] [Bm] [G] [Bm] [G] [Bm] 
 
 E--------------------------------------------------------------
 B--------------------------------------------------------------
 G--------------------------------------------------------------
 D------------------------------------------------------4-------
 A-------5-3-0-2----------5-3-0-2----3--5--------2-3-\5---------
 E--3-----------------3---------------------3-------------------

[G] [F] [G] [F] [Fmaj7]  
 
 E-------------------------------
 B-------------------------------
 G-------------------------------
 D-----4-5---3-------------------
 A---5---------------------------
 E----------------3---1----------

back to verse/chorus
end on C.

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