Blind Melon – No Rain tab

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Subject: REALLY No Rain by Blind Melon

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Subject: TAB: (repost) "No Rain" Blind Melon
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"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 ---------------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********************* 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--------------
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. 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 isn't.)
kapo the scond fret. Notation is relative to the kapo (a 3 is really a 5 and such...) Dmaj|--------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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