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Robert Earl Keen - Not A Drop Of Rain (Chord)
Submitter: mammy (8) on 2/15/03 2 comments
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Not a Drop of Rain
by Robert Earl Keen Jr.

Written by:
Keen


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INTRO
Gm  F

 F        
Streets are almost empty, the shops are all closed down.
        Am
There's not a soul left in the park to tell my toubles to.
           Dm
Think I'll walk down to the river that runs just south of town.
        Bb
I hate like hell when there ain't nothin' left to do,
     F                  C               Dm     C       Bb
But stand beneath the river bridge and listen for the train.
      Dm                      C              F
It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain.

        F
When I broke down into simpler, I headed for the coast.
    Am 
I thought the wind and water would elevate my mind.
    Dm
I surfaced in the springtime feelin' like a ghost,
  Bb
Missin' more than ever the things I left behind.
          F                C            Dm     C        Bb
Now I'm standin' on this river bak and still cannot explain.
      Dm                      C             F
It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain.

   F 
My bag is full of letters, unopened and unread. 
    Am
I'm sure they tell the story of worry and reform.
    Dm      
My heart is beatin' heavy with all we left unsaid.
   Bb
I swear to you I never meant you any harm.
      F             C             Dm     C        Bb
The sacrifice and compromise can never stand the strain.
      Dm                      C             F
It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain.

  F 
Tonight I close my eyes again and try to see your face.
 Am
Listen for your voice to tell me it's alright to sleep.
 Dm
Convince myself I'll wake up in another time and place
         Bb
Knowin' all the while it's a promise I can't keep.
  F                C        Dm      C        Bb
String of broken promises, another link of chain.
      Dm                      C             F
It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain.

      F  
The children on the playground, the lovers in the shade
  Am
Remind me of a life and time that feel more like a dream
           Dm
Where the sound of love and laughter was the music that we played
       Bb
As we laid beside the waters of the neverending stream.
          F                 C          Dm         C      Bb
Now the stream is gone to hiding, the dream lives on in vain.
      Dm                      C             F
It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain.

      F  
The clouds are building slowly on the skyline to the east.
     Am
The wind and dust are dancin' like the devil 'cross the lane.
        Dm
I could try to find the bottle, or try to find a priest.
    Bb
Salvation won't be travelin' either road I take.
      F             C                 Dm     C      Bb
So I turn my collar to the wind that echos this refrain...
      Dm                      C             F
It's been a long hot summer, not a drop of rain.

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CHORDS
F    =    133211
C    =    X32010
Dm   =    X00231
Bb   =    xx3331
Am   =    x02210
Gm   =    x55333
enjoy :)
mammycc_05 at yahoo.com
 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
great tab, thanks a bunch!
-thunver | 2/17/2003
Isn't it, "Well, I broke down in December...?, not "broke down into simpler"?
-JesseWSellers | 4/2/2005
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