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Feels Like Rain

John Hiatt

Strum: D   X U D   X U    X = scratch

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

          32

Cmaj7:   x32000

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       213 4

B7:   x21202

       12

Em:   022000

         132

D:    xx0232

 

 

 

 

Intro Riff

 

Cmaj7 (4)                                 G (4)

         Down here the river meets the sea

Cmaj7 (4)                                 G (4)
         And in the sticky heat I feel you open up to me

B7 (4)                                           Em    D               Cmaj7 (2, hold 4th beat)
    Love comes out of nowhere baby, just like a hurricane
                        G (2)    Cmaj7 (2)                    G (4)

And it feels like rain               And it feels like rain

Cmaj7 (4)                                                 G (4)
         Lying underneath the stars right next to you

Cmaj7 (4)                                               G (4)
        Wondering who you are, and how do you do? (How do you do baby?)
B7 (4)                                                Em                D            Cmaj7 (2, hold 4th beat)

     The clouds roll in across the moon,     the wind howls out your name
                        G (2)    Cmaj7 (2)                    G (4)

And it feels like rain               And it feels like rain

Instrumental:

/ Cmaj7 - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - / x2

 

B7 (4)                                                                  Em       D                  Cmaj7 (2, hold 4th beat)
     We ain’t never gonna make that bridge tonight across Lake Pontchartrain
                        G (2)    Cmaj7 (2)                    G (4)

And it feels like rain               And it feels like rain

Cmaj7 (4)                                                                      G (4)

        So batten down the hatches, baby, and leave your heart out on your sleeve
Cmaj7 (4)                                                    G (4)

        It looks like were in for stormy weather,    that ain’t no cause for us to leave
B7 (4)                                  Em               D                        Cmaj7 (2, hold 4th beat)
       Just lie here in my arms    and let it wash away the pain
                        G (2)    Cmaj7 (2)                    G (2)    Cmaj7 (2)  

And it feels like rain               And it feels like rain

Outro Groove: / G - - - / - - - - / Cmaj7 - - - / - - - - / (feel it)

 

End on G


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.