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Bad Moon Rising Chords and Strumming (CCR)

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From The Album: Green River 

Did You Know? John Fogherty wrote this song about the apocalypse and often changes the line  'There's a bad moon on the rise' to 'There's a bathroom on the right'!

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Yellow Belt

Most Advanced Rhythm: Yellow Belt

Most Advanced Chord Change: Yellow Belt (White Belt when played with Django chords only)

Image: CCR 1909710033 by Heinrich Klaffs

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White Belt Level

Bad Moon Rising Chords - CCR

Chords: 

Django G Chord

Django D Chord

Django A Chord


Key: D

Tempo: 

180 bpm (played as 8th notes)

Strumming Patterns:

"The Driver":

|D    D    D U D U |


"Four To The Floor":

|D    D    D    D    |


White Belt Variation:

|D U D    D    (rest) |


Intro -

Chords:|D - - - |A - G - |D - - - |- - - - |
Strum: |D D DUDU|D D D D |D D DUDU|DUD D r |
Strum: | Driver | 4 to the Floor | Driver | Variation |


Verse -

Chords:|D - - - |A - G - |D - - - |- - - - | x4
Strum: |D D DUDU|D D D D |D D DUDU|DUD D r | x4

| Driver | 4 to the Floor | Driver | Variation | x 4


(D)I see the (A)bad (G)moon (D)arising.
(D)I see (A)trouble (G)on the (D)way.
(D)I see (A)earth (G)quakes &(D)lightnin'.
(D)I see (A)bad (G)times (D)today.

Chorus -

Chords -
|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
Strumming -
|D D D D |D D D D |D D D D |D D D D |
|D D D D | D D D D |D D DUDU|DUD D r |
| 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor| 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | Driver | Variation |

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.


Verse -

Chords:|D - - - | A - G - |D - - - |- - - - | x 4
Strum: |D D DUDU|D D D D |D D DUDU|DUD D r | x 4
Strum: | Driver | 4 to the Floor | Driver | Variation | x 4


I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.


Chorus


Middle 8 - 

Chords:|D - - - | A - G - |D - - - |- - - - | x 2
Strum: |D D DUDU|D D D D |D D DUDU|DUD D r | x 2
Strum: | Driver | 4 to the Floor | Driver | Variation | x 2


Chords -
|G - - - | G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|A - - - | G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

Strumming -
|D D D D |D D D D |D D D D |D D D D |
|D D D D | D D D D |D D DUDU|DUD D r |
| 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor| 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | Driver | Variation |


Verse -
Chords:|D - - - | A - G - |D - - - |- - - - | x 4
Strum: |D D DUDU|D D D D |D D DUDU|DUD D r | x 4
Strum: | Driver | 4 to the Floor | Driver | Variation | x 4

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.


Chorus: x 2

Strumming for last 2 bars: |D D DUD |D |
Final Chord Strum: D


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Yellow Belt Level

Bad Moon Rising Chords - CCR

Chords: 

Open G Chord

Open D Chord

Open A Chord


Key: D


Tempo: 

180 bpm (played as 8th notes)

Strumming Patterns:

"The Chase":

|D    D    m U D U |


"Four To The Floor":

|D    D    D    D    |


White Belt Variation:

|D U D    D    (rest) |

Intro -

Chords:|D - - - |A - G - |D - - - |- - - - |
Strum: |D D mUDU|D D D D |D D mUDU|DUD D r |
Strum: | Chase | 4 to the Floor | Chase | Variation |

Verse -

Chords:|D - - - | A - G - |D - - - |- - - - | x 4
Strum: |D D mUDU|D D D D |D D mUDU|DUD D r | x 4
Strum: | Chase | 4 to the Floor | Chase | Variation | x 4

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
I see bad times today.

Chorus - 
Chords -
|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|A - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
Strumming -
|D D D D |D D D D |D D D D |D D D D |
|D D D D | D D D D |D D mUDU|DUD D r |
| 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor| 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | Chase | Variation |

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

Verse - 
Chords:|D - - - | A - G - |D - - - |- - - - | x 4
Strum: |D D mUDU|D D D D |D D mUDU|DUD D r | x 4
Strum: | Chase | 4 to the Floor | Chase | Variation | x 4

I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.


Chorus
Middle 8 -
Chords:|D - - - | A - G - |D - - - |- - - - | x 2
Strum: |D D mUDU|D D D D |D D mUDU|DUD D r | x 2
Strum: | Chase | 4 to the Floor | Chase | Variation | x 2

Chords -
|G - - - | G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |
|A - - - | G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

Strumming -
|D D D D |D D D D |D D D D |D D D D |
|D D D D | D D D D |D D mUDU|DUD D r |
| 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor| 4 to the Floor | 4 to the Floor | Chase | Variation |


Verse -
Chords:|D - - - | A - G - |D - - - |- - - - | x 4
Strum: |D D mUDU|D D D D |D D mUDU|DUD D r | x 4
Strum: | Chase | 4 to the Floor | Chase | Variation | x 4

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.


Chorus x 2

Strumming for last 2 bars: |D D mUD |D |
Final Chord Strum: D


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