transcription from jonimitchell.com


Eastern Rain

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell
[Capo on fret 5]
Tuning: DGDGBD   "Joni" Tuning: D57543

Note:  Fret indications are the positions starting from the capo. 

Intro: 

D  ------7--9--7--------7--------7--9--7--------7----| 
A  ------8--------8--------------8--------8----------| 
F# ------7-----------7-----------7-----------7-------| 
D  ------0-----------------------0-------------------| 
A  ---0-----------------------0----------------------| 
D  --------------------------------------------------| 
  

D  ---------5-----5-----5-----5----------| 
A  ------6----6-----6-----6-----6--------| 
F# ------5-------5-----5-----5-----5-----| 
D  ------0-------------------------------| 
A  ---0----------------------------------| 
D  --------------------------------------| 
  

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A  ------8--------8--------------8--------8----------| 
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A  ------6----6-----6-----6-----6--------| 
F# ------5-------5-----5-----5-----5-----| 
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A  ---0----------------------------------| 
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1st verse: 
  

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Rain comes from the east one night 
  

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We watch it come 
  

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     To hang like beaded curtains 'til 
  

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the morning sun 
  

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Water dripping from our clothes 
  

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You with raindrops on your nose 
  

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You ask me sadly please don't go 
  
  

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   a- way         now 
  

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Until the rain is done I say I'll 
  
  

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    stay         now 

  
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2nd verse: 

Rain outside but inside 
We don't mind at all 
Shadows by the fire 
Slowly climb and fall 
Kisses fade and leave no trace 
Whispers vanish into space 
Dawn will send me on a chase to nowhere 
I cry as if I were the first to go there 
  

Chorus: 

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And I know I shouldn't be here 
  

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Yes I know I should go home 
  

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But that Eastern rain drones in my brain 
  

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       And I'm so all alone  - so all 
  

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   alone 

  
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3rd verse: 

Morning comes up from the East 
We watch it come 
And far away now rolls 
the ancient rain god's drum 
You with daybreak in your eyes 
Afraid to speak for telling lies 
I watch you search for some reply to lend me 
But when the rain is done there's no pretending 
  

Chorus: 

And I know I shouldn't be here 
Yes I know I should go home 
But that Eastern rain drones in my brain 
And I'm so all alone  - so all 

  
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F# ------0---------------------1--0--1--0-----------------0-----| 
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A  ---0------------------------------------1--0h1--0h1--0-------| 
D  -------------------------------------------------------------| 
   alone 
  
  

© 1966 Siquomb Publishing Corp. BMI 

 

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