There are a few versions on the web that aren't true to the song in either chords used
timing of the changes. This is my first attempt at trying to nail down the problems for
who wants to learn this song, but can't find an accurate leadsheet for it. Listen to the
for the overall timing and tempo. Feel free to comment.
Intro: Am - G - Em - D (x2)
Am - G - Em - Csus4 (3rd time into verse)
The song came and went
Like the times that we spent
Em D Csus4 G
hiding out from the rain under the carnival tent.
I laughed and she smiled.
It would last for awhile.
Em D Csus4 G
You don't know what you got till you lose it all again.
Listen to the Mandolin Rain.
Listen to the music on the lake
Listen to my heart break
everytime she runs away
Listen to the banjo wind
A sad song drifting low
Listen to the tears roll
down my face as she turns to go.
A cool evening dance
Listenin' to the bluegrass band
takes the chill from the air
till they play the last song.
I'll do my time (Ohh)
Keeping you off my mind.
But there are moments that I find
I'm not feeling too strong
Running on down by the lakeshore
She did love the sound of a summer storm
Playing on the lake like a mandolin
D G D
Now it's washing her away once again
The boat's steaming in
I watch the sidewheel spin
and I think about her
when I hear the whistle blow
I can't change my mind
I knew all the time
that she'd go
But that's a choice I made long ago
Bruce Hornsby sings behind the beat a lot and it may tie up some people not really
to singing and playing at the same time. Keep in mind that he also wrote this song on a
so there are a ton of little fills and added notes (suspended and resolved) that you can
on your own, but for the sake of cleanliness I won't tab out. I will warn you that the
has a lot of odd time-changes and while I could try to type out the rhythm as close as I
but it's best to just use the chords there and place them on your own.
Play this song with some heart!