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John Williamson - Raining On The Rock (Chord)
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RAINING ON THE ROCK - John Williamson
Transcribed by Daniel Schaumann www.geocities.com/d_schaumann/>

Raining On The Rock is in Drop-D tuning with a capo on the 1st fret,
although it will be much less confusing if I do the transcr i ption
without taking the capo into account:

INTRO:
  1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-|
A|2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-|
D|0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-|

  1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
E|------------------------------------------------------2---2---0-|
B|------------------------------------------------------3---3---0-|
G|------------------------------------------------------2---2---0-|
D|0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-|
A|2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---2-|
D|0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-|

  1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
E|----------------------0---0---2-----------------------2---2---0-|
B|----------------------0---0---3-----------------------3---3---0-|
G|----------------------0---0---2-----------------------2---2---0-|
D|0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-|
A|2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---2---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---2-|
D|0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-|

  1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4
E|----------------------0---0---2---------------------------------|
B|----------------------0---0---3---------------------------------|
G|----------------------0---0---2---------------------------------|
D|0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-|
A|2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---2---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-|
D|0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-|


CHORD FORMATIONS:
 	 DADGBE
D 	 000232
Em7/D 	 010000

NOTE: In the first verse & chorus, only the bottom three strings are 
      strummed (as in the intro), but after the run-down full chords
      are used


D                          Em7/D
Pastel red to burgundy and spinifex to gold,
                                                          D
We've just come out of the mulga where the plains forever roll.
                           Em7/D
Where Albert Namatjira has painted all the scenes,
                                           D
And a shower has changed the lustre of his land.


CHORUS:
                        Em7/D                D
And it's raining on the rock, in a beautiful country,
                        Em7/D                         D
And I'm proud to travel this big land like an Aborigine.
                        Em7/D                           D
And it's raining on the rock, what an almighty sight to see.
                     Em7/D                            D
And I'm wishing on a postcard that you were here with me.


CHORD FORMATIONS FOR RUN-DOWN:
E|---11---9----7---5---2---0---|
B|---10---10---8---5---3---0---|
G|---10---9----7---6---2---0---|
D|---0----0----0---0---0---0---|
A|---0----0----0---0---0---2---|
D|---0----0----0---0---0---0---|

D                         Em7/D
Everlasting daisies and a beautiful desert rose,
                                          D
Where does their beauty come from, heaven knows.
                              Em7/D
I could ask the wedgetail but he's away too high,
                                             D
I wonder if he understands it's wonderful to fly.


CHORUS

RUN-DOWN x2

   D                          Em7/D
It cannot be described with a picture,
                               D
The mesmerising colours of the Olgas.
                       Em7/D
Or the grandeur of the rock,
         D
Uluru is power!


CHORUS

RUN-DOWN x3 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
I do a bit of a cheat with the capo by keeping
standard tuning but running the capo across the
top five strings at the second fret and leaving
the bass E string free. I end up with a "drop E
tuning". This suits my voice and saves retuning
the guitar
-lach | 12/4/2004
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