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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.