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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 1995 18:05:53 -0500 (CDT)
From: Jonathan Gilana 
Subject: TAB: "Ray Ray Rain" by Bettie Serveert

"Ray Ray Rain" by Bettie Serveert
Transcribed by Jonathan Gilana
June 3, 1995

Gtr. 1 (clean tone)
Gtr. 2 (slightly distorted)

h=hammer-on
/=slide up
\=slide down
/\/\/\=vibrato(use whammy bar)

Verse 1:

Gtr. 1 (during Cadd9 chord, periodically go from E to D on the D string)
Cadd9
  Moving   on   a    pale   moonlight

Gtr. 2 (riff A)
e----------------------------------------------|
B----------3----------------3------------------|
G--------------0--0------------0--0------------|
D------2----------------2----------------------|
A---3----------------3-------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 1 (during G chord, periodically go from B to A on the A string)
G
  Staring  at  the   tail lights of the

Gtr. 2 (riff A-cont'd)
e----------10--------10----8--7\---------------|
B--------------8-------------------------------|
G-------9---------9----------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------|
A---10-----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 1
Cadd9
  Truck that  rips   the road apart

Gtr. 2 (riff A-cont'd)
e----------------------------------------------|
B----------3----------------3------------------|
G--------------0--0------------0--0------------|
D------2----------------2----------------------|
A---3----------------3-------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 1
     G           Cadd9   G
  In front of m     -    e

Gtr. 2 (riff A-cont'd)
e----------------10----------------------------|
B----------8---------8-------------------------|
G-------9-----9--------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------|
A---10-----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|

Verse 2:

Gtr. 2 (plays riff A throughout verse)

Gtr. 1
Cadd9
  I watch your right hand shifting gear
G
  Wondering what I'm doing here
        Cadd9
  Cause both our minds
                  G        Cadd9   G
  Are occupied by memo      -      ries

Solo:

Gtr.2                                                              (let ring)
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---/11--9--11/12----12/14--12--14/16----12h14/16-------------12h14/16-------|
D--------------------------------------------------10-------------------9\---|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 1:
Cadd9                 G                            Cadd9           G  Cadd9 G

Verse 3:

Gtr. 2 (plays riff A throughout verse)

Gtr. 1
Cadd9
  Like a forest in my eye
G
  Are the pillars of the sky
       Cadd9
  As I picture you
                     G        Cadd9   G
  And call it your peroga       -      tive

Verse 4:

Gtr. 2 (plays riff A throughout verse)

Gtr. 1
Cadd9
  Time and time again it seems
G
  We're always somewhere in between
      Cadd9
  And that's the truth
              G            Cadd9   G
  It's in the way we li      -      ve

Chorus:

Gtr. 2 (arpeggiate the chords-mess with the 1st 3 strings)

Gtr. 1
  D
  Ray, ray, rain
         C
  If you feel the same
            G        F
  Give me a si   -   gn
                C          Cmaj7  C
  We're running out of time


Gtr. 2                                                           (let ring)
                                                           /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
e---x--0--2--3--2--0--x--0--2------x--0--2--3--2--0--3--0--2------|
B---3--------3--------3-----3------3--------3--------3-----3------|
G---2--------2--------2-----2------2--------2--------2-----2------|
D---0--------0--------0-----0------0--------0--------0-----0------|
A---0-----------------0------------0-----------------0------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 1
D

Verse 5:

Gtr. 2 (plays riff A throughout verse)

Gtr. 1
Cadd9
  Spiders, snakes, and lizard heads
G
  Tell the tale that we'll all be dead
      Cadd9
  And don't you know
        G     Cadd9    G
  In my fanta   -   sies

Verse 6:

Gtr. 2 (plays riff A throughout verse)

Gtr. 1
Cadd9
  Fading on the tender neath(?)
G
  What we are is what we breathe
    Cadd9
  Insultingly
            G       Cadd9    G
  With your jealous ha   -   te(?)

Chorus:

Gtr. 2 (arpeggiate the chords)

Gtr. 1
  D
  Ray, ray, rain
         C
  If you feel the same
            G        F
  Give me a si   -   gn
            C    Cmaj7   C
  Give me a sign

  D
  Ray, ray, rain
         C
  So you feel the same
       G
  It's written in that
  F              C          D
  I can't wait another day

Gtr. 1 only
              G5      F5
  And no it's not okay
              C            Cmaj7   C
  Explain yourself and say
  G5              F5                 C    Cmaj7   C
  Now no one ever said that life was fair

     G(barre)       C
  At six times in a row
      G(barre)         C
  The winner starts to go
  G              F                  C         Cmaj7   C
  Walking up and down the builder's square(?)
  G(barre)            C
  Right down from the start
      G(barre)            C
  And right down from the heart
  G                  F                   C     Cmaj7   C
  Finding words that no one thought were there

Chorus:

Gtr. 2 (arpeggiate the chords)

Gtr. 1
  D
  Ray, ray, rain
         C
  If you feel the same
            G        F
  Give me a si   -   gn
            C    Cmaj7   C
  Give me a sign

  D
  Ray, ray, rain
         C
  So you feel the same
       G
  It's written in that
  F              C
  I can't wait another day


Gtr. 2                                                           (let ring)
                             /\/\/\
e---x--0--2--3--2--0--x--0--x------x--0--2---------------------------------|
B---3--------3--------3-----3------3---------------------------------------|
G---2--------2--------2-----2------2---------------------------------------|
D---0--------0--------0-----0------0--------------------2----0----0--------|
A---0-----------------0------------0--------0--3--2--0---------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 1
D

Chords Used:

     G         Cadd9       Cmaj7      G(barre)
    oo        x  o        x  ooo
  IIIIII      IIIIII      IIIIII       *III** - 3
  I*IIII      II*III      II*III       III*II
  *III**      I*II**      I*IIII       I**III


    F5          G5             D           C           F
     xxx         xxx         xxo         x  o o
  *IIIII      *IIIII - 3     IIIIII      IIII*I      *III**
  IIIIII      IIIIII         III*I*      II*III      III*II
  I**III      I**III         IIII*I      I*IIII      I**III


x=not played
o=open

Bass Line:

Intro:
G---7---9---11---12--11--9---7---9---11--------|
D----------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|

Verses:

    Moving on a pale moonlight
G----------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------|
A---3--2--0--0--3--3--2--0---0-----------------|
E----------------------------------------------|

    Staring at the tail lights of the
G----------------------------------------------|
D---5---5---5/12---12---10---9\----------------|
A----------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|

    Truck that rips the road apart
G----------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------|
A---2--2--0--0--3--3--2--0---0-----------------|
E----------------------------------------------|

    In front of me
G----------------------------------------------|
D---5---5---5--0--5---5--0---------------------|
A----------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|


Chorus:

    Ray, ray, rain,   if  you feel the same
G---7----9----11--12--11--9---12---11--9------|
D---------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------|

    give  me  a  sign, we're running out of time
G---5--7--5--4--2--0--------------------------------|
D---------------------3--2--0-----------------------|
A------------------------------3--2--0-----0--2-----|
E---------------------------------------3-----------|


The rest basically follows the root note of the chord


*sorry, these lyrics may not be totally correct

gilajon@minna.acc.iit.edu

            
            
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