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ALABAMA RAIN

( Jim Croce )

Written by Jim Croce in the key of G in 4/4 time
Released on the album: Life And Times ( 1973 )
Released as a single B-side ( 1973 )
Fingerstyle version for single acoustic guitar
Alabama Rain on Wikipedia | YouTube
thumb: x
index: a
dirty: b
ring: c
pinky: d

Hammer on: h
Pull off: p
Slide up: /
Slide down: \
Arpeggio: ~~~

Bend up: )
Bend down: (
Grab but don't pick: !
Staccato: :
Mute: m

Play or don't: [ ]
Break: p

INTRO ( G, Csus2 )
The exact finger positions ( G with 3b on the E-String ! ) are important
e-------------3d--------------------3d-------|
b-------------3c--------------------3c-------|
g--------0---------0-----------0---------0---|
D-------------------------!------------------|
A---!---------------------3b-----------------|
E---3b---------------------------------------|
<------- keep 3c & 3d pressed ------->

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 2x )

!: grab 2a
repeat tab 3x

1ST VERSE ( G - Bm - Am - Dsus2 )
... Lazy days in mid-July ...
... country Sunday mornings ...
... dusty haze on summer highways ...
e-------------3d---------------------2a--------|------------0---------------------0---------|
b-------------3c---------------------3d--------|------------1a--------------------3c--------|
g--------0---------0------------4d--------4d---|-------2c--------2c----------2a--------2a---|
D-------------------------------!--------------|-------!-----------------0------------------|
A-------------------------2a-------------------|---0----------------------------------------|
E---3b-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
<-- full barré -->
... sweet magnolia calling ...
e-------------3d---------------------2a--------|------------0---------------------0---------|
b-------------3c---------------------3d--------|------------1a--------------------3d--------|
g--------0---------0------------4d--------4d---|-------2c--------2c----------2b--------2b---|
D-------------------------------!--------------|-------!-----------------0------------------|
A-------------------------2a-------------------|---0----------------------------------------|
E---3b-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 4x )

!: grab 4c & 2b
repeat tab 2x

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 4x )

!: grab 4c & 2b

CHORUS ( C7 - Bm7 - Am7 - Dsus2/B - C - G/B - Am7 - G - C - Dsus2 - G - Csus2 )
... Now and then I find myself ...
e-----------------0----------------------|-------------------2a-------------------------| picking pattern:
b-------------0--------0-----------------|-------------3b----------3b-------------------| x - a - b - c - b - a - x - a ( 2x )
g--------0------------------0--------0---|--------2a---------------------2a--------2a---|
D-------------------------------2b-------|-------------------------------------4c-------|
A---3c-----------------------------------|---2a-----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
<------------- full barré ------------->
... thinking of the days ... that we were ...
e------------------0---------------------|-------------------0--------------------------| picking pattern:
b-------------1a-------1a----------------|---!---------3d----------3d--------------3d---| x - a - b - c - b - a - x - a
g--------0------------------0--------0---|--------2c---------------------2c-------------| x - a - b - c - b - a - x - b
D-------------------------------2b-------|-------------------------------------0--------|
A---0------------------------------------|---2b-----------------------------------------| !: keep 1a pressed
E----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
... walking in the Alabama ...
e---0-----------------------------------------|-------------0---------------------0---------| picking pattern:
b---!----------!3d--------1a---------0--------|-------------1a--------------------3c--------| xc - a - xb - a - xb - a -xb - a
g---------0----------0----------0---------0---|--------0----------0----------2a--------2a---| x - a - bc - a ( 2x )
D---------------------------------------------|--------------------------0------------------|
A---3c---------2b---------0-------------------|---3d----------------------------------------| !: keep 1a and 3c pressed
E------------------------------------3c-------|---!-----------------------------------------|
... rain ...
e-------------3d--------------------3d-------|
b-------------3c--------------------3c-------|
g--------0---------0-----------0---------0---|
D-------------------------!------------------|
A---!---------------------3b-----------------|
E---3b---------------------------------------|
<------- keep 3c & 3d pressed ------->

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 2x )

!: grab 2a
repeat tab 1x

2ND VERSE ( same tab as 1st verse )
...
...
...
...

Drive-in movies, Friday nights ...
drinking beer and laughing ...
somehow things were always right ...
I just don't know what happened ...

CHORUS ( same tab but this time passing into the interlude )
...
...
...
...

Now and then I find myself ...
thinking of the days ... that we were ...
walking in the Alabama ...
rain ...

e-------------3d--------------------3d-------|
b-------------3c--------------------3c-------|
g--------0---------0-----------0---------0---|
D-------------------------!------------------|
A---!---------------------3b-----------------|
E---3b---------------------------------------|
e-------------3d-----------------------------|
b-------------0-----------1a--------3d-------|
g--------0---------0-----------0---------0---|
D--------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------0---------2b-------|
E---3c---------------------------------------|

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 2x )

!: grab 2a

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a
xb - a - xb - a

INTERLUDE
( C - Dsus2 - G - Em - Am - Dsus2 - G - Am7 - G/B - C - Dsus2 - G - Em - A - Dsus2 - Dsus2/C - Dsus2/B - Dsus2/A )
... We were only kids but then ...
e-------------0--------------------0---------|-------------3d------------------0-------|
b-------------1a-------------------3d--------|-------------0-------------------0-------|
g--------0---------0----------2b--------2b---|--------0---------0----------0-------0---|
D-------------------------0------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A---3c---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|---3c--------------------0---------------|
... I've never heard it said ... that kids can't ...
e-------------0---------------------0---------|-------------3d--------------------------|
b-------------1a--------------------3d--------|-------------0-----------1a------3d------|
g--------2c--------2c----------2b--------2b---|--------0---------0----------0-------0---|
D---!----------------------0------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A---0-----------------------------------------|-------------------------0-------2b------|
E---------------------------------------------|---3c------------------------------------|
... fall in love and feel the same ...
e-------------0--------------------0---------|-------------3d------------------0-------|
b-------------1a-------------------3d--------|-------------0-------------------0-------|
g--------0---------0----------2b--------2b---|--------0---------0----------0-------0---|
D-------------------------0------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A---3c---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|---3c--------------------0---------------|

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 4x )

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 3x )
xb - a - xb - a
!: grab 2b

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 4x )

... I can still remember the first time I told you I love you ...
e-----------------0-----------------------|--------0---0----|--------0----0----|--------0----0----|-------0----0----|
b------------2b-------2b------------------|-------3d---3d---|--------3d---3d---|--------3d---3d---|-------3c---3c---|
g-------2a-----------------2a--------2a---|-------2b---2b---|--------2b---2b---|--------2b---2b---|-------2a---2c---|
D-------!---------2a----------------------|---0-------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
A---0---------------------------0---------|-----------------|---3c-------------|---2a-------------|---0-------------|
E-----------------------------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|

¼

¼

¼

picking pattern:
x - a - b - xc - b - a - x - a
x - abc ( 4x )
!: grab 2a
ritardando

¼

<-----------2/4 time --------- pick or strumm at will ------------>
A short break at this point might be a good idea, though there's no delay in the original song

3RD VERSE ( same tab as 1st verse )
...
...
...
...

On a dusty mid-July ...
country summer's evening ...
a weeping willow sang its lullaby ...
and shared our secret ...

CHORUS ( same tab but this time passing into the outro )
... Now and then I find myself ...
... thinking of the days ... when we were ...
... walking in the Alabama ...
... rain ...
e-------------3d--------------------3d-------|
b-------------3c--------------------3c-------|
g--------0---------0-----------0---------0---|
D-------------------------!------------------|
A---!---------------------3b-----------------|
E---3b---------------------------------------|
e-------------3d--------------------0--------|
b-------------3c-------------------!3d-------|
g--------0---------0-----------0---------0---|
D-------------------------!------------------|
A---!---------------------3c-----------------|
E---3b---------------------------------------|

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 2x )

!: grab 2a
repeat tab 2x
picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 2x )

!: grab 2a, 2b & 1a

OUTRO
e---0-----------------------------------------|-------------0---------------------0---------|
b--------------3d---------1a---------0--------|-------------1a--------------------3c--------|
g---------0----------0----------0---------0---|--------0----------0----------2a--------2a---|
D---------------------------------------------|--------------------------0------------------|
A---3c---------2b---------0-------------------|---3d----------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------3c-------|---!-----------------------------------------|
e-------------3d--------------------3d-------|
b-------------3c--------------------3c-------|
g--------0---------0-----------0---------0---|
D-------------------------!------------------|
A---!---------------------3b-----------------|
E---3b---------------------------------------|
Finish the song with a strummed G chord

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a ( 2x )

!: grab 2a

picking pattern:
xc - a - xb - a - xb - a - xb - a
x - a - bc - a ( 2x )
!: keep 3c pressed


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