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  THE BEATLES - RAIN (Lennon/McCartney) Released as the B side of
                PAPERBACK WRITER single on 10th June 1966.

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   Tabbed by:PJVillanueva

The promo video of the Paperback Writer single showed Paul with
his'63 Hofner violin bass, although the most probable is that he
recorded the song with his brand new Rickenbaker 401 S, which
had been given to him recently as a present and can be seen in a
few studio photos of the two great sessions held on April 14th &
16th 1966.
They were trying to bring the bass to the fore, as heard in many
american records of the time, which wasn't the case in earlier
Beatles recordings, where it didn't use to be so strong, so that
Geoff Emerick used a loudspeaker in front of the bass speaker as
a microphone to catch the air vibrations and boost it and at the
trial it sounded just great.
Some people think that Paul might have used a Burn Nu-Sonic bass
which George brought to the studio by that time (I don't think
so for the above mentioned).
Others say that he might have used a capo. In this case I think
that he sure did. Maybe all the low G notes (mostly the Coda's
ones) -marked * on the tab- were played open (capo on 3rd fret),
although not through the whole track because of the other open
notes that can be heard ocasionally -marked :-.I think they took
parts of maybe two takes and mixed them down.

If the rain comes they run and hide their heads.
They might as well be dead.
If the rain comes, if the rain comes.

When the sun shines they slip into the shade
(When the sun shines down.)
And sip their lemonade.
(When the sun shines down.)
When the sun shines, when the sun shines.

Rain, I don't mind.
Shine, the weather's fine.

I can show you that when it starts to rain,
(When the Rain comes down.)
Everything's the same.
(When the Rain comes down.)
I can show you, I can show you.
(Show you)

Rain, I don't mind.
Shine, the weather's fine.

Can you hear me, that when it rains and shines,
(When it Rains and shines.)
It's just a state of mind?
(When it rains and shines.)
Can you hear me, can you hear me?
(Hear me)

sdaeh rieht edih dna nur yeht semoc niar eht fI.
(Rain)
naiR.
(Rain)
enihsnuS.


                                                     x  x        x x x
G|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------8/|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


G|-------- 12----12 ----1012 12------|-------- 12----12 ----1012R10------|
D|------------------1012--H----------|------------------1012--H----------|
A|10------------------H--------------|10------------------H--------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

                                               x x x x  x x x x  x   x
G|-------- 12----12 ----1012 12------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|------------------1012--H----------|-----------------------------------|
A|10------------------H--------------|10---------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                                                                 If  the

  00:09

G|-------- 12----12 ----10-- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|------------------1012---------12--|10-------10----10-10/12---(12)-----|
A|10------------------/--------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
   rain             comes        they run      and      hide     their

G|-------- 12----12 ----10-- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|------------------1012---------12--|10-------10----10-1012-12----------|
A|10------------------/--------------|--------------------/----------8---|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  heads                          They might    as        well        be


                                                        x x x x  x   X X
G|-------- 12----12 ----10-- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|------------------1012---------12--|10-------10--------------------8/9/|
A|10------------------/--------------|------------------10--10-----------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
      dead                   If  the  rain                comes


  X X X    x x x x  x   x    x   x
G|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|10-------10----------------8-/-10--|---------------0--810-810-----(10)-|
A|-----------------(10)-10-----------|10-------10--------/---/-----------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                             If  the  rain


                    x x x x  X X X
G|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|---------------0--810-810------10--|
A|10-------10--------/---/-----------|
E|-----------------------------------|
      comes      :           When the

  00:29                                                 xxxx     xxxx

G|-------- -------- ----10-- --------|-------- -------- ----10-- --------|
D|---------------0--1012---------12--|10-------10----8--1012--12\10P8----|
A|10-------10--------/---------------|--------------------/----------10--|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  sun            :  shines       they sleep    into              the shade


                                                        x x x x  X X X
G|-------- -------- ----10-- --------|-------- -------- ----10-- --------|
D|---------------0--1012---------12--|10-------10----8--1012--12\10P8----|
A|10-------10---------/--------------|--------------------/----------10--|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                 :               and  sip      their    lemonade
          (When the sun      shines   down.)

                                                        x x x x  x   X X
G|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|-----------------------------------|10-------10----10--------------8/9-|
A|10-------10----------------8/10----|------------------10--10-----------|
E|------------------10--10-----------|-----------------------------------|
                             When the sun               shines
          (When the sun      shines   down.)


  X X X    x x x x  x   x    x x x x  x x x x  X X X
G|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- --------|
D|10-------10-------8/10-----8/10----|-----------------|
A|-----------------------------------|8/9/10-----------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------|
                             When the sun

G|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|10-------10------------------------|8/10-----10----10------------------|
E|------------------10------------3--|------------------10--10-----------|
                    shines        *

  00:49

G|1012---- 1012---- 1012---- 1012----|1012---- 1012---- 1012---- 1012----|
D|--H--------H--------H--------H-----|--H--------H--------H--------H-----|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  Rain

                                        x x x  x x x x  x x x x  X   X

G|1012---- 1012---- 1012---- 1012----|1012---- 1012---- 1012---- 1012----|
D|--H--------H--------H--------H-----|--H--------H--------H--------H-----|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                                                        I   don't    mind

G|-------- 12----12 ----10-- --------|-------- 12----12 ----10-- ----12--|
D|------------------1012---------12--|------------------1012-------------|
A|10------------------/--------------|10------------------/--------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


    01:03

G|-------- 12------ 1012---- 1012----|1012---- 1012---- 1012---- 1012----|
D|--------------------H--------H-----|--H--------H--------H--------H-----|
A|10---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  Shine

                                      x x x x  x x x x  x x x x  X   X

G|1012---- 1012---- 1012---- 1012----|1012---- 1012---- 1012---- 1012----|
D|--H--------H--------H--------H-----|--H--------H--------H--------H-----|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                                                   the  weather's    fine

G|-------- 12----12 ----10-- --------|-------- 12----12 ----12-- ----12--|
D|------------------1012---------12--|------------------1012-----1012----|
A|10------------------/--------------|10------------------/--------/-----|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                                                                 I   can

  01:16

G|-------- -------- ----10-- --------|-------- -------- ----10-- --------|
D|------------------1012--12\10P8----|10-------10----10-1012---------12--|
A|10-------10----10---/----------10--|--------------------/--------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  show              you          that when     it       starts       to

G|-------- -------- ----10-- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|---------------0--1012---------12-\|10-------10-------1012-----12------|
A|10-------10---------/--------------|--------------------/--------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  rain           :                    everything's                   the
          (When the rain     comes    down)


G|-------- -------- ----12-- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|---------------10-12-----------12--|10-------10--------------------8/9/|
A|10-------10------------------------|------------------10--10-----------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  same                       I   can  show              you
          (When the rain     comes    down)
                                                                 x x x

G|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|10-------10----10----------8---10--|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------10--10-----------|10-------10--------------------8/9-|
E|-----------------------------------|------------------10--10-----------|
                             I   can  show
                                     (Show


G|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|---------------------------12--12--|
A|10------10-------------------------|
E|------------------10--10-----------|
  you
  you)

  01:36

G|12------ -------- 12------ --------|12------ -------- 12------ --------|
D|------12----------------12---------|------12----------------12---------|
A|------------10----------------10---|------------------------------10---|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  Rain

                                      x x x x  x x x x  X X X X  X   X

G|12------ -------- 12------ --------|12------ -------- 12------ --------|
D|------12----------------12---------|------12----------------12---------|
A|------------10----------------10---|------------10----------------10---|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                                                        I   don't    mind

G|-------- -------- ----12-- --------|-------- -------- ----12-- --------|
D|------------------1012---------1012|---------------0--1012---------12--|
A|10-------10---------/------------H-|10-------10---------/--------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


  01:50

G|12------ -------- 12------ --------|12------ -------- 12------ --------|
D|------12----------------12---------|------12----------------12---------|
A|------------10----------------10---|------------10----------------10---|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  Shine

                                      x x x x  x x x x  X X X X  X X X

G|12------ -------- 12------ --------|12------ -------- 12------ --------|
D|------12----------------12---------|------12----------------12---------|
A|------------10----------------10---|------------10----------------10---|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                                                   the  weather's    fine

G|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- ----10-- --10----|
D|-----------------------------------|---------------0--1012--10-12--1012|
A|10-------10----10----------8---9---|10-------10---------H------H-----H-|
E|------------------10--10-----------|-----------------------------------|
                                                                 Can you

  02:03

G|-------- -------- ----10-- --------|-------- -------- ----10-- --------|
D|---------------0--1012---------12--|10-------10----8--1012--12-----1012|
A|10-------10---------/--------------|--------------------/------------H-|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  hear           :  me           that when     it       rains    and

G|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|-----------------------------------|10-------10----0--10121012-10121012|
A|10-------10----------------8/10----|--------------------/---H----H---H-|
E|------------------10--10-----------|-----------------------------------|
  shines                     it's     just     a        state    of
          (When it  rains    and      shines)


G|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|-----------------------------------|10-------10----10--------------8-9-|
A|10-------10--------------------10--|------------------10--10-----------|
E|------------------10--10-----------|-----------------------------------|
  mind?                      Can you  hear                 me
          (When it  rains    and      shines)


G|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
D|10-------10----10----------10--1012|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------10--10---------H-|10-------10--------------------8-9-|
E|-----------------------------------|------------------10--10-----------|
                             Can you  hear
                                     (Hear
                                      02:24
                                      X   X    x x x    X
G|-------- -------- -------- --------|1012---- -------- 1012---- --------|
D|-------------------------------12--|--/-----------------H--------------|
A|10-------10------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------10--10---3-------|-----------------------------------|
      me?                    *
      me?)

                    x x      x x      x                 x x x x  X X X
G|-------- -------- 1012---- 1012----|1012---- -------- ----12-- --12----|
D|--------------------H--------H-----|--H---------------1012--10H12--1012|
A|-----------------------------------|--------------------H------------H-|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


G|-------- 12----12 ----12-- --------|-------- 12----12 ----10-- --10----|
D|-----------------(12)----------12--|------------------1012--10H12--1012|
A|10---------------------------------|10------------------H------------H-|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

  CODA
  02:35

G|-------- 12----12 ----10-- --------|-------- 12----12 ----12-- --12----|
D|------------------1012---------12--|------------------1012--10H12--1012|
A|10------------------/--------------|10------------------H------------H-|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
    sdaeh    rieht  edih         dna  nur  yeht         semoc       niar

G|-------- 12----12 ----10-- --------|-------- 12----12 ----12-- --12----|
D|------------------1012---------12--|------------------1012--10H12--1012|
A|--------------------/--------------|10------------------H------------H-|
E|3----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  *        eht fI.
          (Rain)


G|-------- 12----12 ----10-- --------|-------- 12----12 -------- --------|
D|------------------1012---------12--|------------------12121212-121212--|
A|--------------------/--------------|10---------------------------------|
E|3----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  *                     naiR.

                                                        x x   x    x x

G|-------- 12----12 ----10-- --------|-------- 12----12 12121212 121212--|
D|------------------1012---------12--|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------/--------------|10---------------------------------|
E|3----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  *............................. fade out ...............................
          (Rain)


G|-------- 12----12 ----12-- --------|-------- 12------ -------- --------|
D|------------------1012---------12--|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------/--------------|10---------------------------------|
E|3----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  *                    enihsnuS
  ................................................




        B  Bend
        R  Release
        /  slide up
        \  slide down
        H  hammer-on
        P  pull-off
        ~  vibrato
        +  harmonic
        x  Mute note
        . - play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^ - ties two notes together
        (.  Pause

            
            
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EC is God 40 Apr 03, 2007 03:44 PM

Bass tabbing now eh? Great tab though.

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Who66 1,207 Sep 05, 2008 06:40 PM

simply breathtaking. perfect, despite the messing about with the tape speed on this one.

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spritez36 125 Jun 26, 2012 09:58 AM

I love how you spelt the words backwards :) GREAT TAB!

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