November Rain

Words & Music:

W. Axl Rose (Guns 'N' Roses)


A full transcription of this, including intro & solo, can be found in Guitar World.


F  Am/E  Dm  C  F  Dm  C  F  C/E  Dm  C  Csus2  C  FM7  D9(no3)  C  FM7  D9(no3)  C


FM7                   D9(no3)                   C

When I look into your eyes I can see the love restrained.

But darlin', when I hold you, don't you know I feel the same?

Dm               G                     C

Nothin' lasts forever and we both know hearts can change.

And it's hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain.

F                      Dm                           C                  Csus4  C  Csus2

We've been through this such a long, long time just tryin' to kill the pain.

F                             Dm

But, lovers always come and lovers always go and

   C                       Csus4                      C   Csus2

No one's really sure who's lettin' go today, walking away.

    F                    Dm

If we could take time to lay it on the line I could

C                         Csus4             C   Csus2

Rest my head just knowin' that you were all mine.

Dm                       G                      C

So, if you want to love me then darlin' don't refrain

Or I'll just end up walking in the cold November rain.

           F                  G            F                   G

Do you need some time on your own?  Do you need some time all alone?

Everybody needs some time on their own.  Don't you know you need some time all alone?

Em         F        C                Em     F            Dm

I know it's hard to keep an open heart when even friends seem out to harm you.

E5      F5           C                 Em       F              G

But, if you could heal a broken heart, wouldn't time be out to charm you?


INSTRUMENTAL OVER:  F   Dm   C   F   Dm   C   Dm   G   C   Dm   G   C


Sometimes I need some time on my own.  Sometimes I need some time all alone.

Everybody needs some time on their own.  Don't you know you need some time all alone?


INSTRUMENTAL OVER:  F   Dm   C  Csus4   C   F   Dm   C   Csus4   C   Csus2


F                      Dm                     C

And when your fears subside and shadows still remain,

I know that you can love me when there's no one left to blame

Dm                         G                       C

So, never mind the darkness, we still can find a way.

Dm                    G                   C  G/B  Am  G  F  G  C  G/B  Am  G  F  G  C

Nothin' lasts forever, even cold November rain.


C5  AbM7  Bb6  [4x]  C5  G5  F5  Eb5  Ab5  Bb5  C5  [5x with vocal improv]  end on C5

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