A Rainy Night In Georgia: Tony Joe White


Brook Benton: A Rainy Night In Georgia

Brook Benton, popular singer-songwriter of rhythm and blues, sings this slow ballad A Rainy Night In Georgia. It's mostly nice melodic runs in the right hand while playing an alberti bass with the left.

Tony Joe White: American singer songwriter

Singer-guitarist-songwriter Tony Joe White grew up in a musical family, but preferred baseball to music until he was in his teens. When, at sixteen, he did pick up a guitar, it wasn't long before he was performing and writing his own music. His 1969 tour of Europe was so successful, he retuned five more times through 1972. In the seventies he ranked as a favorite songwriter for many other performers, including Elvis Presley, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield. Brook benton's 1970 recording of this song was a million copy seller.

Here it is on YouTube.



A Rainy Night In Georgia (Chords & Lyrics)

Key: Eb
Time: 4/4 Moderately
© 1969 Combine Music Corporation


Intro
Eb Db x2

Eb
Hovering by my suitcase
Ab                              Eb         Ebmaj7 
Trying to find a warm place to spend the night
Eb                      Ab
Heavy rain is falling, seems I hear your voice calling
Eb
It's all right 

Chorus:

Cm7               Gm
A rainy night in Georgia
Cm7               Gm
A rainy night in Georgia
Fm  
I believe it's raining
    D
All over the world
Fm                         Ab       Eb   Dbmaj7 
I believe it's raining all over the world

Neon signs a-flashing, 
Taxi cabs and busses passing through the night
The distant moaning of a train
Seems to play a sad refrain into the night

Chorus

Bridge

Dbmaj7                    Eb
How many times I've wondered
Db                         Ebmaj7
And it still comes out the same
   Fm             Gm           Fm7
No matter how you look at it or think of it
     Ab          Gm Fm7 Ebmaj7  Dbmaj7          
You just got to do your own thing 


Bridge 2
Fm Ab x2


I find me a place in a boxcar
So I take out this old guitar to pass some time
Late at night when it's hard to rest
I hold your little picture to my chest
And I'm alright

Chorus

               Fm         Ab         Eb
I believe it's raining all over the world
Fm       Ab         Eb
And it's raining on me

Outro x2
Fm Ab Gm Am7
Fm Ab Eb   

Chords in the Song

L.H. / R.H.

Eb/EbGBbDb

AbAbC/CEbG

EbEbG/CEbG

CCEb/GBb

GGBb/BbG

DbDbF/AbC

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Well, we're not exactly experiencing rainy nights in Georgia, living here in So Cal. We've had beautiful warm weather with temperatures in the 80s. How is it where you are?

Have fun with the song!

Blessings,








"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey

Little Black Dress: Sara Bareilles

Little Black Dress: Sara Bareilles l Piano Diana



Sara Bareilles is a mega-talented musician. I appreciate her song writing abilities and enjoy her performance skills. Love Song and Manhattan are a few of my favorite songs. You can click on the links at the end of the post for the chord charts. Are you familiar with the artist and do you have a favorite choice? 

Here are the slash chords and mostly play block chords with some melody in the right hand.

Little Black Dress (Chords & Lyrics)


Words and Music by Sara Bareilles

Key: G
Time: 4/4  Moderately

Intro

G/D  //   //  Bm/D  //  //

G                                                      D/F#
Okay, I can see it now it's all the same thing


Just different wrapping around it


Dm/F                                                        C/E
No need to soften your words, they're still gonna hurt


Cm/Eb
So don't pull punches


G
I tried to be everything you'd ever want


        D/F#
And sometimes I even stood on my heart and stomped


Dm/F                                     C/E
Now I'm finally alone and dressed for the show


       Cm/Eb         Em
But going nowhere


                                  C          Cm    G
They don't need to see me crying


                                                D6
I'll get my little black dress on



And if I put on my favorite song


Em                                                  C
I'm gonna dance until you're all gone


                    Cm                      G
I'll get my little black dress on
                                                                                  D/F#
You came, lifted me up but then you dropped a hurricane


                                                        F
Now I'm fighting to find the ground again, to steady my feet


       C/E                               Cm/Eb
Get up off my knees and just remember


         G
That I am more than just somebody's puppet


D/F#   
I can find the cord and then I'll cut it


F                                                     C/E                           Cm/Eb
I stand a pretty good chance to dust myself off and dance


 G                                              D6
I'll get my little black dress on



And if I put on my favorite song


Em                                                 C
I'm gonna dance until you're all gone


Cm                                         G
I'll get my little black dress on


                                            D6
I got my little black dress on


                                                           Em
And if I tell myself that nothing's wrong


                                                   Cm6
This doesn't have to be a sad song


                                                  Em
Not with my little black dress on


                                         C                                                      G
It's time to connect the dots and draw a different picture up

                                               D                                  Em
And paint it with the colors of everything I ever was

                                              C                                                G/D
Return to the scene of the crime, the day I let the music die


                                     D                                G
And rewrite the final lines cause this time I


                                               D6
I'll get my little black dress on


                                               Em
And if I put on my favorite song


                                                       C
I'm gonna dance until you're all gone


                   Cm                       G
I'll get my little black dress on


                                              D6
I got my little black dress on


                                                            Em
And if I tell myself that nothing's wrong

                                                    Cm6
This doesn't have to be a sad song


                                                    G
Not with my little black dress on


© 2013 Sony/ATV Music Publishing


Chord Breakdown

L.H. / R.H.

Intro:

G/D = /DGB
Bm/D = /DF#D

G = GBD/G
D/F# = F#A/D
Dm/F = FA/D
C/E = EG/C
Cm/Eb = EbG/C
D/F# = F#F#/AE
Dm/F = FF/ADF
C/E = EE/GD
Cm/Eb = EbEb/GB
Em = EE/G
C = CC/CEA
Cm = CC/CEbA
G = G/BD
D6 = D/ABD
Em = E/BEG
C = C/GCE
Cm = C/GCEb
G = G/BD
D/F# = F#/AE
F = F/ACF
C/E = E/GD
Cm/Eb = Eb/GB
G = G/BG
D/F# = F#/AE
F = F/ACF
C/E = E/GD
Cm/Eb = EbEb/GA
G = G/BDG

D6 = D/ABD
Em = E/BEG
C = C/GCE
Cm = C/GCEb
G = G/BDG
D6 = D/ABD
Em = E/GB
Cm6 = C/ACEb

To Coda:

C/ACEbG
G/BDG


More Sara Bareilles Songs:


Love Song

Manhattan

Happy Valentine's Day!







"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey
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