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Intro: D A G D

D         A   G    D
I see the bad moon rising.
D     A       G      D
I see trouble on the way.
D     A    G          D
I see earthquakes and lightnin.
D     A   G       D
I see bad times today.

Don t go around tonight,
Well, its bound to take your life,
A         G               D
There s a bad moon on the rise.

D      A    G       D
I hear hurricanes a blowing.
D          A      G      D
I know the end is coming soon.
D      A      G    D
I fear rivers over flowing.
D          A        G        D
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

Don t go around tonight,
Well, its bound to take your life,
A         G               D
There s a bad moon on the rise.

All right!

    D A G D   -x4-
    G D A G D

D        A        G      D
Hope you got your things together.
D            A     G           D
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
D          A            G     D
Looks like we re in for nasty weather.
D          A     G      D
One eye is taken for an eye.

Don t go around tonight,
Well, its bound to take your life,
A         G               D
There s a bad moon on the rise.   -x2-
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  1. What does it mean when someone types “-2”? I’m a complete noob and I don’t get the lingo yet.

    • UkuleleMan710

      If you look above the chords you see sections like Tools Autoscroll and the Transponder. -2 means two octaves down and you can make this happen by clicking-2 on the Transponder. Hope this helped you understand better!

  2. cant print it!

  3. Try making barre chords of all of them, then the song sounds perfect, so a closed D (2nd, 3rd and 4th on the second fret and 1st on the fifth fret), A (barre on the fourth fret, 2nd string on the fifth fret, 4th string on the sixth fret), G (barre on the second fret, 2nd string on the third fret, 4th string on the fourth fret).
    Then the chords sound pretty good.
    Sorry for the odd explanation, but with text and English as my second language it’s the only thing I could come up with.

  4. -2 is easy and sounds amaze-balls

    • Keith Erik Anderson

      if you change the G to G7, the transition is even easier – you can just leave your index finger on 2nd string first fret.

  5. Love this ????

  6. I think the song sounds of if you strum DD-DU on d then DD on g and a the back on d DU-DU through out the whole song.

  7. Amywhalsay

    What is the strum pattern

  8. kaylee_winn42

    this doesn’t sound right at all

    • nope, it does sound right. Maybe you’re not using the correct strum pattern? The verse is ddud dd dd dd, while the chorus is dduudu. This really helps, I promise. My dad loves this song, and he always has me play it in front of family. At the very last ” There’s a bad moon on the rise” we always change it to ” There’s a bathroom on the right”. But once you get the strum pattern down, it’s easy. Oh, and transition between D and A faster, then it’s better.

  9. Brasil, decime que se siente…

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