I Can’t Stand The Rain Lyrics

I Can’t Stand The Rain

Ann Peebles

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I Can’t Stand The Rain Lyrics

I can’t stand the rain
Against my window
Bringing back sweet memories

I can’t stand the rain
Against my window
’cause he ain’t here with me

Hey window pane
Tell me do you remember
How sweet it used to be
When we were together
Everything was so grand
Now that we’ve parted
There’s just one sound that I just can’t stand

I can’t stand the rain
Against my window
Bringing back sweet memories

I can’t stand the rain
Against my window
’cause he ain’t here with me

When we were together
Everything was so grand
Now that we’ve parted
There’s just one sound that I just can’t stand


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I Can’t Stand The Rain – Step 1

In this first step, we look at how to play the main riff in the key of A.

To learn from it we study the intervals, play it in five areas of the neck as well as consider hammer on’s, bends, slides and pull off’s.

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain Step 1.


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Step 2

As you now can play the riff in all five shapes in A, surely playing in D is easy?

Only one way to find out, by practicing along with the loop, nailing that TAB.

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain Step 2.


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Step 3

It’s time to honky-tonk.

Easy in an E and A shape, the G and C shapes also get the honky-tonk treatment in this step.

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain Step 3.


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Step 4

Let’s learn the chorus and instrumental section exactly as I played it with a singer on just one guitar.

Using the loops, you’ll know how to play this in no time.

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain Step 4.


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Step 5

The time has come to play the complete song.

Using the TAB chart, keep the video on repeat and play along with me and the singer at least five times in a row.

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain Step 5.


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Step 6

If you and I don’t play the same thing at the same time – we will sound better together.

This is what we focus on in this step.

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain Step 6.


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Step 7

Let’s take a microscopic close up look at what the vocal melody for the verse is.

How can we (using slides, hammer-on’s, bends and vibrato) sound like a singer when playing a melody?

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain Step 7.


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Step 8

This final step has 18 TAB loops.

What we do is study the chorus vocal melody in microscopic detail.

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain Step 8.


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Chords

This classic soul/blues classic mainly relies on a repetitive dom7 chord riff.

As the chorus kicks in, we find chords from outside of the key that creates a great contrast to the first, blues-influenced riff.

Go to I Can’t Stand The Rain Chords.


Biography

ann-peebles-thumbAnn Peebles is an internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, best known for her popular Memphis soul albums of the 70s on Hi Records.

Two of her better-known songs are I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down and I Can’t Stand The Rain.

Go to Ann Peebles Biography.


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