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I WISH IT WOULD RAIN

As recorded by The Temptations
(From the 1968 Album WISH IT WOULD RAIN)

Words & Music by Norman Whitfield, Berrett Strong & Rodger Penzabene

Transcribed by Slowhand

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Robert White - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Horns'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Orchestra'


 Intro
  Q=92
  Bbsus2  Bbsus4      Eb               Bbsus2  Bbsus4
 4/4
  Gtr III (Orchestra arr. for Gtr.)
  E E E E E S S E E   H    +E  E E E   E E E E E S S E E
|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
|-------1-4-3-1---1-|----------8-6-4-|-3-----1-4-3-1---1--|
|-----3---3-----3---|-8----(8)-8-5-3-|-3---3---3-----3----|
|---3-----3---------|-8----(8)-8-7-5-|-3-3-----3----------|
|-1-------1---------|-6----(6)-------|-1-------1----------|
|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|


  Eb               Bb
  H    +E  E E E   H.            +E  E   W
|----------------|---------------------|-----------------||
|----------8-6-4-|-3-------------(3)-2-|-3---------------||
|-8----(8)-8-5-3-|-3-------------(3)-2-|-3---------------||
|-8----(8)-8-7-5-|-3-------------(3)-2-|-3---------------||
|-6----(6)-------|-1-------------(1)---|-1---------------||
|----------------|---------------------|-----------------||
|
| Gtr I
| W                Q    e E E  e  Q      Q   e E E  e Q
|----------------|-----10-----10-------|----10-----10----||
|----------------|-----11-----11-------|----11-----11----||
|----------------|-----10-----10-------|----10-----10----||
|----------------|-----12-----12-------|----12-----12----||
|----------------|---------------------|-----------------||
|----------------|---------------------|-----------------||


   1st - 3rd  Verses
    $
          Bb
    Gtr I (Clean El. Gtr.)
    Q      e   E E  e Q    Q      e   E E  e Q
||--------10-------10----|-------10-------10----|
||o-------11-------11----|-------11-------11----|
||--------10-------10----|-------10-------10----|
||--------12-------12----|-------12-------12----|
||o----------------------|----------------------|
||-----------------------|----------------------|
|
|   Gtr II (Horns arr. for Gtr.)
|   E S S  S S E E  E Q    E S S  S S E E  E Q
||-----------------------|----------------------|
||o----------------------|----------------------|
||-----------------------|----------------------|
||---------8-------------|--------8-------------|
||o---8-8----8-8-8--8----|---8-8----8-8-8--8----|
||-----------------------|----------------------|


  Q      e   E E  e Q    Q      e   E E  e Q
|-------10-------10----|-------10-------10------|
|-------11-------11----|-------11-------11------|
|-------10-------10----|-------10-------10------|
|-------12-------12----|-------12-------12------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|
| E S S  S S E E  E Q    E S S  S S E E  E Q
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|--------8-------------|--------8---------------|
|---8-8----8-8-8--8----|---8-8----8-8-8--8------|
|----------------------|------------------------|


          Eb
  Q        e     E  E  e Q    Q        e     E  E  e Q
|---------11----------11----|---------11----------11----|
|---------11----------11----|---------11----------11----|
|---------12----------12----|---------12----------12----|
|---------13----------13----|---------13----------13----|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|
| E  S  S  S  S  E  E  E Q    E  S  S  S  S  E  E  E Q
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------8----------------|----------8----------------|
|---10-10----10-10-10-10----|---10-10----10-10-10-10----|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|


        Bb
  Q      e   E E  e Q    Q      e   E E  e Q
|-------10-------10----|-------10-------10----|
|-------11-------11----|-------11-------11----|
|-------10-------10----|-------10-------10----|
|-------12-------12----|-------12-------12----|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|
|                                          PM
| E S S  S S E E  E Q    E S S  S S E E  E Q
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|--------8-------------|--------8-------------|
|---8-8----8-8-8--8----|---8-8----8-8-8--8----|
|----------------------|----------------------|


                                           1.
                            To Coda
     F              Eb          Bb          Eb
  Q   e E E  e Q     W           W           W
|----13-----13----|-11--------|-10--------|-11-----||
|----13-----13----|-11--------|-11--------|-11----o||
|----14-----14----|-12--------|-10--------|-12-----||
|----15-----15----|-13--------|-12--------|-13-----||
|-----------------|-----------|-----------|-------o||
|-----------------|-----------|-----------|--------||
|
| W                  W           W           W
|-1---------------|-----------|-----------|--------||
|-1---------------|--8--------|--3--------|--8----o||
|-2---------------|--8--------|--3--------|--8-----||
|-3---------------|--8--------|--3--------|--8-----||
|-----------------|--6--------|--1--------|--6----o||
|-----------------|-----------|-----------|--------||


  2.
  Eb          Bb          Eb
   W           W           W
|-11--------|-10--------|-11----||
|-11--------|-11--------|-11----||
|-12--------|-10--------|-12----||
|-13--------|-12--------|-13----||
|-----------|-----------|-------||
|-----------|-----------|-------||
|
|  W           W           W
|-----------|-----------|-------||
|--8--------|--3--------|--8----||
|--8--------|--3--------|--8----||
|--8--------|--3--------|--8----||
|--6--------|--1--------|--6----||
|-----------|-----------|-------||


 Interlude
  Bb
   E.    S  e   S  S  Q      S  S    E
|-10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|
|-11----11-11-----11-11-----11-11---11-|
|-10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|
|-12----12-12-----12-12-----12-12---12-|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|
|  E  S  S  S S S  S  S S E  E    a  E
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------6s=7-|
|-----8--8--8-8----8------8--8---------|
|-----------------------8--------------|
|--------------------------------------|


  Eb                              Bb
   E.    S  e S  S  Q   S  S  E    E.    S  e   S  S  Q      S  S    E
|-11----11-11---11-11--11-11-11-|-10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|
|-11----11-11---11-11--11-11-11-|-11----11-11-----11-11-----11-11---11-|
|-12----12-12---12-12--12-12-12-|-10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|
|-13----13-13---13-13--13-13-13-|-12----12-12-----12-12-----12-12---12-|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|
|  E  E     Q       H              E  S  S  S S S  S  S S E  E    a  E
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------6s=7-|
|--8----------------------------|-----8--8--8-8----8------8--8---------|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------8--------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


  Eb
   E.    S  e S  S  Q   S  S  E
|-11----11-11---11-11--11-11-11-|
|-11----11-11---11-11--11-11-11-|
|-12----12-12---12-12--12-12-12-|
|-13----13-13---13-13--13-13-13-|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|
|  E  E     Q       H
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|--8----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|


  Bb                                     Eb
   E.    S  e   S  S  Q      S  S    E    E.    S  e S  S  Q   S  S  E
|-10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|-11----11-11---11-11--11-11-11-|
|-11----11-11-----11-11-----11-11---11-|-11----11-11---11-11--11-11-11-|
|-10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|-12----12-12---12-12--12-12-12-|
|-12----12-12-----12-12-----12-12---12-|-13----13-13---13-13--13-13-13-|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|
|  E  S  S  S S S  S  S S E  E    a  E    E  E     Q       H
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------6s=7-|-------------------------------|
|-----8--8--8-8----8------8--8---------|--8----------------------------|
|-----------------------8--------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|


  Bb
   E.    S  e   S  S  Q      S  S    E
|-10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|
|-11----11-11-----11-11-----11-11---11-|
|-10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|
|-12----12-12-----12-12-----12-12---12-|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|
|  E  S  S  S S S  S  S S E  E    a  E
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------6s=7-|
|--8--------8------8------8--8---------|
|-----8--8----8---------8--------------|
|--------------------------------------|


                        D.S. al Coda
   E.      S  e   S  S  Q      S  S  E
|-10------10-10-----10-10-----10-10-10--||
|-11------11-11-----11-11-----11-11-11--||
|-10------10-10-----10-10-----10-10-10--||
|-12------12-12-----12-12-----12-12-12--||
|---------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------||
|
|  S  S S  S  S S S  S  S S E  E     E
|---------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------7--||
|--8--8-8--8--8------8------8--8--------||
|---------------8---------8-------------||
|---------------------------------------||


                  Outro
  &
     Eb            Bb
  Q   e E H         E.    S  e   S  S  Q      S  S    E
|----11--------||--10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|
|----11--------||o-11----11-11-----11-11-----11-11---11-|
|----12--------||--10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|
|----13--------||--12----12-12-----12-12-----12-12---12-|
|--------------||o--------------------------------------|
|--------------||---------------------------------------|
|
| W                 E  S  S  S S S  S  S S E  E    a  E
|--------------||---------------------------------------|
|-8------------||o--------------------------------------|
|-8------------||----------------------------------6s=7-|
|-8------------||------8--8--8-8----8------8--8---------|
|-6------------||o-----------------------8--------------|
|--------------||---------------------------------------|


  Eb                              Bb
   E.    S  e S  S  Q   S  S  E    E.    S  e   S  S  Q      S  S    E
|-11----11-11---11-11--11-11-11-|-10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|
|-11----11-11---11-11--11-11-11-|-11----11-11-----11-11-----11-11---11-|
|-12----12-12---12-12--12-12-12-|-10----10-10-----10-10-----10-10---10-|
|-13----13-13---13-13--13-13-13-|-12----12-12-----12-12-----12-12---12-|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|
|  E  E     Q       H              E  S  S  S S S  S  S S E  E    a  E
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------6s=7-|
|--8----------------------------|-----8--8--8-8----8------8--8---------|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------8--------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


  Eb
   E.    S  e S  S  Q   S  S  E  3x
|-11----11-11---11-11--11-11-11--||
|-11----11-11---11-11--11-11-11-o||
|-12----12-12---12-12--12-12-12--||
|-13----13-13---13-13--13-13-13--||
|-------------------------------o||
|--------------------------------||
|
|  E  E     Q       H            3x
|--------------------------------||
|-------------------------------o||
|--------------------------------||
|--8-----------------------------||
|-------------------------------o||
|--------------------------------||


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths




Sunshine, blue skies, please go away
My girl has found another and gone away
With her, went my future
My life is filled with gloom
So day after day, I stay locked up in my room
I know to you, it might sound strange
But I wish it would rain (Oh how I wish that it would rain)
'Cause so badly, I wanna go outside (Such a lovely day)
But everyone knows that a man ain't supposed to cry
Listen, I gotta cry, 'cause crying thins the pain
This hurt I feel inside, words could never explain
I just wish it would rain (Oh how I wish that it would rain)
Let it rain, rain, rain (Oh how I wish that it would rain)
Let it rain
Let it rain
Day in, day out, my tears stay phased, pressed against the window pane
I search the skies, desperately for rain
'Cause raindrops will hide my teardrops
And no one will ever know
That I'm crying, crying, when I go outside
To the world outside, my tears
I refuse to explain
Oh, I wish it would rain (Oh how I wish that it would rain)
Let it rain
Let it rain
I need rain to disguise the tears in my eyes. (Let it rain)
Let it rain
Let it rain
Listen, I'm a man and I've got my pride
'Til it rains, I'm gonna stay inside

            
            
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