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.
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)
Time: 4/4 Moderately
© 1969 Combine Music Corporation
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
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
L.H. / R.H.
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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?
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