Have You Ever Seen The Rain chords by Creedence Clearwater Revival


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Have You Ever Seen The Rain | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Am | F/C | C/G |
| G (A G E D G) | C | C (C B A A G E) |

Verse 1

| C | C | C | C |
Someone told me long ago, there’s a calm before the storm.
| G | G | C | C |
I know, it’s been comin’ for some time.
| C | C | C | C |
When it’s over so they say, it’ll rain a sunny day.
| G | G | C | C |
I know shinin’ down like water.

Chorus 1

| F | G | C Csus2/B | Am7 C/G |
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
| F | G | C Csus2/B | Am7 C/G |
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
| F | G | C | C (C B A A G E) |
Comin’ down on a sunny day?

Verse 2

| C | C | C | C |
Yesterday and days before, sun is cold and rain is hard.
| G | G | C | C (C B A A G E) |
I know, been that way for all my time.
| C | C | C | C |
‘Til forever, on it goes, through the circle, fast and slow,
| G | G | C | C |
I know it can’t stop, I wonder.

Chorus 2

| F | G | C Csus2/B | Am7 C/G |
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
| F | G | C Csus2/B | Am7 C/G |
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
| F | G | C | C (C B A A G E) |
Comin’ down on a sunny day? Yeah!

Chorus 3

| F | G | C Csus2/B | Am7 C/G |
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
| F | G | C Csus2/B | Am7 C/G |
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
| F | G | C | C (A G E D G) | C |
Comin’ down on a sunny day?



Have You Ever Seen The Rain Chords: Learn the progressions


Have You Ever Seen The Rain? Analysis + TAB T

The classic Creedence tune, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, is pretty much as easy as it gets. Playing it that is, writing something this simple and timeless is another kettle of fish!

Let’s take a look at the chords and progressions of this perfect beginner song.

The intro is played using a chord that doesn’t appear in the same way again, very unexpected. The bass lines, however, have planted a seed in our minds. These are the chords:

| Am (VI) | F/C (IV/5) | C/G (I/5) |
| G (V) (A G E D B) | C (I) | C (C B A G E) |

You can incorporate the bass lines (shown above in brackets) in the open G chord, starting on string 3, and then lower in the open C chord, starting on string 5.

Here’s what Have You Ever Seen The Rain’s intro looks like in TAB.

Have You Ever Seen The Rain chords and TAB Intro

Once the verse kicks in it’s the I – V chords, like this:

||: C (I) | C | C | C |
| G (V) | G | C | C :||

In verse 2, the bass line is included once, like this:

| G | G | C | C (C B A A G E) |

The chorus is the IV – V – I. Then move down using I/7 – VI – I/5. Repeat this, the third time, just stay on chord I, like this:

||: F (IV) | G (V) | C (I) Csus2/B | Am7 (VI) C/G (I/5) :||
| F | G | C | C (C B A A G E) |

In chorus 3, the final line has the other bass line from the intro, like this:

| F (IV) | G (V) | C (I) | C (A G E D G) | C |

Members get TAB for how to play all these chords on one acoustic, incorporating the bass line with the strumming guitar.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



Have You Ever Seen The Rain was about the band’s imminent breakup!

When first released in 1971, Creedence was at the peak of its success with all the big hits already released.

The reviews coming in hailed it as having serious undertones about how the idealism of the ‘60s had faded and that now as we had entered the ‘70s, we just didn’t believe in anything.

In a way this was true, although it wasn’t about the world or America, it was actually about how the band internally had developed.

John himself later said the tune was about how even though the band members had everything they’d ever dreamt of, the members were depressed. The following year the band split.

Even though they released a few more tunes as singles, Have You Ever Seen The Rain would be CCR’s last big hit.

Covers of Creedence’s last big hit include those of Johnny Cash, Joan Jett, Willie Nelson, Rod Stewart, and most notably Bonnie Tyler who charted with her version in 1983.

As late as 2018, a music video was released to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary 

You can check it out in the playlist above alongside live recordings and aforementioned cover versions.



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