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Early Morning Rain

Gordon Lightfoot


Capo 3


Drop D tuning (6D 5A 4D 3G 2B 1E)

 

Main Strum: B   D   D U D U

            1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro: / D - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

         / A - - - / - - G - / D - - - / - - G - /

 

D (2)                             A (3)

    In the early morning rain

           G (1)             D (4)
With a dollar in my hand

                                G (4)
With an achin’ in my heart

                                  D (4)
And my pockets full of sand

                                G (2)
I’m a long way from home

A (2)                                    D (4)
    And I miss my loved ones so

                                A (3)
In the early morning rain

        G (1)           D (4)
With no place to go

        

                                    A
Out on runway number nine

                   G                D
Big seven-o-seven set to go

                                        G
But I’m stuck here in the grass

                                 D
Where the cold wind blows

                                  G
Now the liquor tasted good

A                                       D
    And the women all were fast

                                     A
Well there she goes my friend

                G                   D
Well she’s rollin’ down at last

 

 

                                     A
Hear the mighty engines roar

               G                D
See the silver bird on high

                                        G
She’s away and westward bound

                                        D
Far above the clouds she’ll fly

                                            G
Where the mornin’ rain don’t fall

A                                       D
       And the sun always shines

                                     A
She’ll be flyin’ o’er my home

         G                     / D -  G - / A - G - / D - G - /
In about three hours time

D                                      A
  This old airport’s got me down

            G                    D
It’s no earthly good to me

                                              G
’cause I’m stuck here on the ground

                                        D
As cold and drunk as I can be

                                 G
You can’t jump a jet plane

A                                       D
     Like you can a freight train

                                   A
So I’d best be on my way

           G                  / D - - - / G - - - /
In the early morning rain

 

D                                   G
    You can’t jump a jet plane

A                                       D
     Like you can a freight train

                                   A
So I’d best be on my way

           G                  / D -  G - / A - G - / D - G - / D (hold) /
In the early morning rain


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.