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"Hey Mr. Rain"
(version I)
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album _Another View_
(The Velvet Underground, 1986)

written by
Lou Reed/John Cale/
Sterling Morrison/Maureen Tucker

May 29, 1968
T.T.G. Studios, Hollywood CA
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        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down

        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you come on down
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you come on down now
        Now I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down

        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you gonna come down
        Hey Mr. Rain, won't you follow me down
        I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down

        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky
        Hey Mr. Rain, won't you follow me down

        Hey Mr. Rain, won't you follow me down
        Hey Mr. Rain, won't you follow me down
        I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky, ah
        Hey Mr. Rain, won't you follow me down




intro   {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{A}{E}     (Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down)
        {E}
        {E}{E}{A}{E}     (Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down)
        {E}

        {G#}{A}{F#}{A}   (I been working baby oh so hard ...)
        {A}

        {E}{E}{A}{E}     (Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down)
        {E}

viola   {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#}{A}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}

        ....








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"Hey Mr. Rain"
(version II)
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album _Another View_
(The Velvet Underground, 1986)

May 29, 1968
T.T.G. Studios, Hollywood CA
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        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down

        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down

        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down

        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you ..... me down
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you gonna come down
        I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky, ah
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down

        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down
        I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky, ah
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you follow me down

        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you gonna come down now
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you gonna come down now
        I been working baby oh so hard
        staring up at the sky, ah
        Hey Mr. Rain, ain't you gonna come down




* chords: same as version I








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"Hey Mr. Rain"
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album _Live MCMXCIII_
(The Velvet Underground, 1993)

Jun 1993
L'Olympia, Paris, France
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        Oh Mr. Rain, won't you gonna follow me down
        Oh Mr. Rain, won't you gonna follow me down
        I've been gone baby oh so long
        staring up at the sky
        Oh, oh Mr. Rain, won't you gonna follow me down

        Hey Mr. Rain, won't you gonna follow me down
        Hey Mr. Rain, won't you gonna follow me down
        I've been gone baby oh so long
        staring up at the sky
        Mr. Rain, won't you gonna follow me down




intro   {E}{E}{E}{E}          viola and guitar
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        ... repeat E chord

        {E}{E}{F}{E}          (Oh Mr. Rain, won't you gonna ...)
        {E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{F}{E}          (Oh Mr. Rain, won't you gonna ...)
        {E}{E}{E}

        {G#}{A}{F#}{F#}       (I've been gone baby oh so long ...)
        {F#}{F#}{F#}

        {E}{E}{F}{E}          (Oh, oh Mr. Rain, won't you gonna ...)
        {E}{E}{E}             (- down)

guitar  {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {F#/G#}{A/F#}{E}{E}
        {F#/G#}{A/F#}{E}{E}

guitar  {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        ... repeat E chord

        ....




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thanks: Doctor Bob (doctorbobnyc@hotmail.com)
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On Hey Mr Rain, during the verse,
the chord change goes from E to F, not E to A.

You can see this clearly on the Velvet Redux 1993 DVD
where Lou is playing an E barre chord at the 7th fret
and then just moves the chord up one fret to play an F
at the 8th fret.


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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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