“Rain, Rain, Go Away” is a nursery song about driving away the rain, so the children can play outside. The lyrics are known at least from the 17th century, included in a collection of proverbs. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19096.
On this page you can find Guitar Chords and Tabs followed by an Easy Guitar Sheet Music. See also our Printable PDF file for free download.
Guitar Chords and Tabs
‘Rain Rain Go Away’ is an extremely easy 2-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of C major, as both C and G chords are essential for beginners.
Besides that, the melody range that results when singing in the key of C is a sixth from C5 to A5 (see on the Music Sheet following). This range is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to C#, D, Eb, or E major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV.
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Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords
This is a simple transcription for guitar with a plain bass line and recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners. It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 5th fret with all 4 fingers of the left hand. The upper melody line is played on the first two strings (E and B). That said, this is really a piece that can be played by anyone in the first couple of weeks of guitar lessons!
The piece is also good for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice the apoyando i-m technique. Apoyando is recommended for the melody so that it will stand out clearly. On the same time the thumb is engaged playing the lower line.
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Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music
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