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Rain King chords

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Rain King
by the Counting Crows

contributed by Ryan Houlette
rhoulett@depauw.edu
Write me if you use this.


Note:  the timing of the words to the chord changes is
approximate, because the singer uses very elastic phrasing.
This is how I do it.


[Verse]

D                      A
When I think of heaven
Bm         A                 D
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
A          Bm     A           D               A
I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers
Bm            A              D                 A
And all other instruments of faith and sex and God
                  Bm           A
In the belly of a black-winged bird.
Bm    G
Don't try to feed me
Bm        G
I've been here before
    D           E
And I deserve a little more


[Chorus]

A Bm    D       E              A
I belong in the service of the Queen
A Bm    D   E               A
I belong anywhere but in between
A          Bm     D               E
She's been crying and I've been thinking
A     Bm     D         E
And I am the Rain King


[Verse]

E          D           A            Bm   A
And I said mama, mama, mama, why am I so alone?
D          A
I can't go outside
             Bm                A
I'm scared I might not make it home
    D           A
I'm alive, I'm alive
     Bm           A
But I'm sinking in
           D                 A
If there's anyone at home at your place, darling
Bm                      A
Why don't you invite me in?
Bm    G
Don't try to bleed me
Bm        G
I've been there before
    D           E
And I deserve a little more


[Chorus]

A Bm    D       E              A
I belong in the service of the Queen
A Bm    D    E              A
I belong anywhere but in between
A          Bm    D              E
She's been lying and I've been sinking
A     Bm     D         E
And I am the Rain King


[Bridge]

Bm          D                A
Hey, I only want the same as anyone
Bm           D   A   Bm
Henderson is waiting for the sun
                   D         A
Oh, it seems night endlessly begins and ends
Bm            D               A
After all the dreaming I come home again


[Repeat]

D A Bm A 2x here


[Verse]

D               A
When I think of heaven
Bm         A                 D
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
A          Bm
I think of dying
A                D                  A
Lay me down in a field of flame and heather
Bm           A             D                A
Render up my body into the burning heart of God
                Bm             A
In the belly of a black-winged bird
Bm    G
Don't try to bleed me
Bm        G
I've been here before
    D           E
And I deserve a little more


[Chorus]

A Bm    D       E              A
I belong in the service of the queen
A Bm    D    E              A
I belong anywhere but in between
A          Bm    D             E
She's been dying and I've been drinking
A     Bm     D          E
And I am the Rain King 

            
            
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carbondrake 10 Aug 22, 2007 08:07 AM

This is a good tab, but I do have a slight cheat for it. Personall I find it hard to hit Bm so often from A and D, so I tend to use B11, which fits a lot easier with the other chords. Its sounds near enough the same, but its a lot simpler to reach. I know the main tab here is right but this one is for the lazy sods like me ^^

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Dangerousmind 10 Dec 10, 2007 04:23 PM

Love the tab and song. thank you.

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darthvoice 10 Mar 23, 2010 06:32 AM

This tab isn't right at all, the acoustic tab is spot on with the chords, it's C, G/B, Am, G for the verse.

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