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Fire And Rain Chords And Strumming, James Taylor

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Did You Know? James Taylor wrote Fire And Rain about loosing a friend to suicide and his own struggles with drug addiction and depression.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Blue Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm: Yellow Pick (White Pick when played with 'Miss 2' throughout)

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

Image: James Taylor by Jeaneem

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White Pick Level

Fire And Rain Chords And Strumming, James Taylor

Chords: 

(Capo 3rd fret)

Django G Chord

Django A Chord

Django D Chord

Django Em Chord


Django Bm: x20233

Django Bm/E: 020233

Django G/F#: 2x0033


Key: with capo C, without A

Strumming:

"Miss 2":

|D    (m)    D    D U |


Tempo:  152 bpm

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Intro -


|A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


Verse 1 -

||A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |G - - - || x2


(A) Just yesterday (Em)morning, they let me (D)know you were gone. (A)
(A) Suzanne, the (Em)plans they made put an (G)end to you. (G)
(A) I walked out this (Em)morning and I (D)wrote down this song, (A)
(A) I just can't re(Em)member who to (G)send it to (G)

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Chorus -

||D - - - |Bm - Bm/E - |A - - - |A - - - || x3

|G - G/F# - |Em - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |

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(D) I've seen (Bm)fire and (Bm/E)I've seen (A)rain. (A)

I've seen (D)sunny days that I (Bm)thought would (Bm/E)never (A)end. (A)
I've seen (D)lonely times when I (Bm)could not (Bm/E)find a (A)friend, (A)

 but I (G)always (G/F#)thought that I'd (Em)see you a(A)gain. (A) (A) (A)


Verse 2 -

||A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |G - - - || x2


(A) Won't you look down upon me, (Em)Jesus, You've got to (D)help me make a (A)stand.
(A) You've just got to (Em)see me through a(G)nother day. (G)
(A) My body's (Em)aching and my (D)time is at (A)hand and (A) I won't (Em)make it any (G)other way. (G)


Chorus


Verse 3 -

||A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |G - - - || x2


Been (A)walking my mind to an (Em)easy time, my (D)back turned towards the (A)sun.
(A) Lord knows when the (Em)cold wind blows it'll (G)turn your head around. (G)
Well, there's (A)hours of time on the (Em)telephone line to (D)talk about things to (A)come.
(A) Sweet dreams and (Em)flying machines in (G)pieces on the ground. (G)

  

Chorus


Ending - 


||A - - - || x8

(Fade Out)

(A)Thought I'd see you one more time again.
There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now.
Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you, fire and rain, now.

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Final Chord Strum: A

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Yellow Pick Level

Fire And Rain Chords And Strumming, James Taylor

Chords: 

(Capo 3rd fret)

Open G Chord

Open A Chord

Open D Chord

Open E Chord

Open Em Chord


Open Asus2: x02200 

Open Bm: x20230

Open Bm/E: 020230

Open G/F#: 2x0033


Key: with capo C, without A

Strumming:

"Miss 2":

|D    (m)    D    D U |


"Everyman":

|D    D U    U D U |


"The Passenger*":

|   U D U    U D   |


Tempo:  152 bpm

​​

Intro -


|A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |E - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


Verse 1 -

||A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

  ( Miss 2 ) x 3                                       (Everyman)

|A - - - |E - - - |G - - - |G - - - || x2

( Miss 2 ) x 4      

                           

(A) Just yesterday (Em)morning, they let me (D)know you were gone. (A)
(A) Suzanne, the (E)plans they made put an (G)end to you. (G)
(A) I walked out this (Em)morning and I (D)wrote down this song, (A)
(A) I just can't re(E)member who to (G)send it to (G)

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Chorus -

||D - - - |Bm - Bm/E - |A - - - |A - - - || x3

  ( Miss 2 ) x 2                              ( Everyman / Miss 2)

|G - G/F# - |Em - - - |Asus2 - - - |Asus2 - - - |

  ( Miss 2 ) x 2                           ( Everyman / Passenger*)

|Asus2 - - - |Asus2 - - - |

( Everyman / Passenger*)

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(D) I've seen (Bm)fire and (Bm/E)I've seen (A)rain. (A)

I've seen (D)sunny days that I (Bm)thought would (Bm/E)never (A)end. (A)
I've seen (D)lonely times when I (Bm)could not (Bm/E)find a (A)friend, (A)

 but I (G)always (G/F#)thought that I'd (Em)see you a(Asus2)gain. (Asus2) (Asus2) (Asus2)


Verse 2 -

||A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

  ( Miss 2 ) x 3                                       (Everyman)

|A - - - |E - - - |G - - - |G - - - || x2

( Miss 2 ) x 4 


(A) Won't you look down upon me, (Em)Jesus, You've got to (D)help me make a (A)stand.
(A) You've just got to (E)see me through a(G)nother day. (G)
(A) My body's (Em)aching and my (D)time is at (A)hand and (A) I won't (E)make it any (G)other way. (G)


Chorus


Verse 3 -

||A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

  ( Miss 2 ) x 3                                       (Everyman)

|A - - - |E - - - |G - - - |G - - - || x2

( Miss 2 ) x 4 


Been (A)walking my mind to an (Em)easy time, my (D)back turned towards the (A)sun.
(A) Lord knows when the (E)cold wind blows it'll (G)turn your head around. (G)
Well, there's (A)hours of time on the (Em)telephone line to (D)talk about things to (A)come.
(A) Sweet dreams and (E)flying machines in (G)pieces on the ground. (G)

  

Chorus


Ending - 


||Asus2 - - - |Asus2 - - - || x8 (Fade Out)

 ( Everyman / Passenger*) x 8


(Asus2)Thought I'd see you one more time again.
There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now.
Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you, fire and rain, now.

​​

Final Chord Strum: A

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Orange Pick Level

Fire And Rain Chords And Strumming, James Taylor

Chords: 

(Capo 3rd fret)

Open G Chord

Open A Chord

Open D Chord

Open E Chord

Open Em Chord


Open Asus2: x02200 

Open Bm: x20230

Open Bm/E: 020230

Open G/F#: 2x0033


Key: with capo C, without A

Strumming:

"Miss 2":

|D    (m)    D    D U |


"Everyman":

|D    D U    U D U |


"Everyman*":

|D    D U    U D   |


"The Passenger*":

|   U D U    U D   |


Tempo:  152 bpm

​​

Intro -


|A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |E - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


Verse 1 -

||A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A(Riff A)|

  ( Miss 2 ) x 3                                       (Everyman*)

|A(Riff B)|E - - - |G - - - |G - - - || x2

( Miss 2 ) x 4      


Riff A & B :                       

e| 0    0 0     0 0     | 0             0     0 0 |

b| 2    2 2^0 0 0     | 0^2         2     2 2 |

g| 2    2 2     2 2     | 2             2     2 2 |

d| 2    2 2     2 2     | 2             2     2 2 |

a| 0    0 0     0 0     | 0             0     0 0 |

e|                          |                            |

  (    Everyman*       |           Miss 2           )

  ( D    D U    U D    | D    (m)    D     D U)  


(A) Just yesterday (Em)morning, they let me (D)know you were gone. (A)
(A) Suzanne, the (E)plans they made put an (G)end to you. (G)
(A) I walked out this (Em)morning and I (D)wrote down this song, (A)
(A) I just can't re(E)member who to (G)send it to (G)

​​

Chorus -

||D - - - |Bm - Bm/E - |A(Riff A)|A(Riff B)|| x3

  ( Miss 2 ) x 2                              ( Everyman*/ Miss 2)

|G - G/F# - |Em - - - |Asus2 - - - |Asus2 - - - |

  ( Miss 2 ) x 2                           ( Everyman / Passenger*)

|Asus2 - - - |Asus2 - - - |

( Everyman / Passenger*)

​​​​​​

(D) I've seen (Bm)fire and (Bm/E)I've seen (A)rain. (A)

I've seen (D)sunny days that I (Bm)thought would (Bm/E)never (A)end. (A)
I've seen (D)lonely times when I (Bm)could not (Bm/E)find a (A)friend, (A)

 but I (G)always (G/F#)thought that I'd (Em)see you a(Asus2)gain. (Asus2) (Asus2) (Asus2)


Verse 2 -

||A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A (Riff A)|

  ( Miss 2 ) x 3                                       (Everyman*)

|A (Riff B)|E - - - |G - - - |G - - - || x2

( Miss 2 ) x 4  


(A) Won't you look down upon me, (Em)Jesus, You've got to (D)help me make a (A)stand.
(A) You've just got to (E)see me through a(G)nother day. (G)
(A) My body's (Em)aching and my (D)time is at (A)hand and (A) I won't (E)make it any (G)other way. (G)


Chorus


Verse 3 -

||A - - - |Em - - - |D - - - |A (Riff A)|

  ( Miss 2 ) x 3                                       (Everyman*)

|A (Riff B)|E - - - |G - - - |G - - - || x2

( Miss 2 ) x 4  


Been (A)walking my mind to an (Em)easy time, my (D)back turned towards the (A)sun.
(A) Lord knows when the (E)cold wind blows it'll (G)turn your head around. (G)
Well, there's (A)hours of time on the (Em)telephone line to (D)talk about things to (A)come.
(A) Sweet dreams and (E)flying machines in (G)pieces on the ground. (G)

  

Chorus


Ending - 


||Asus2 - - - |Asus2 - - - || x8 (Fade Out)

 ( Everyman / Passenger*) x 8


(Asus2)Thought I'd see you one more time again.
There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now.
Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you, fire and rain, now.

​​

Final Chord Strum: A

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